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Foiled before, can Harapan succeed in second bid to amend constitution?

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Modified 29 Jun 2019, 1:16 am

Pakatan Harapan is set to have another crack at amending the Federal Constitution when the second meeting of the Dewan Rakyat convenes next week.

This will allow the coalition to fulfil its manifesto promise to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18 and will require an amendment Article 119 of the Federal Constitution.

After a series of defections, Harapan and its allies Warisan and Upko will enter Parliament with 139 parliamentary seats in the 222-member House.

However, Harapan is still nine seats shy of the crucial two-thirds majority needed to...

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