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MOUs must have 'kiss of life' to become enforceable

Memoranda of understanding (MOUs) must be given the “kiss of life” in Parliament before they can hold up in court, an expert on the Federal Constitution, Professor Shad Saleem Faruqi, said.

“Any international treaty, MOU, memorandum of agreement (MOA), or even trade agreement cannot automatically have a place in our corpus juris, which is the body of law of our country,” he explained.

Sought out for clarification over the contentious fee breakdown in the MOU between Malaysia and Bangladesh for the placement and repatriation of migrant workers, Shad (above) told Malaysiakini that the agreements signed by...

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