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Murali Pillai on Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill

In the debate on the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill, there has been much more agreement than disagreement on significant issues on both sides of the aisle, said MP Murali Pillai in Parliament on Monday (Oct 4). He noted that one major sticking point was whether a review of appeals should be a political or legal matter. He felt that, like other matters of national security, it ought to be political and hence rest with the minister in charge. Mr Murali did have a few questions on the redress mechanism, including whether the reviewing tribunal would be a standing or ad hoc one. He felt it should be the former, to ensure transparency.

Murali Pillai on Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill

04 Oct 2021 07:38pm

In the debate on the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill, there has been much more agreement than disagreement on significant issues on both sides of the aisle, said MP Murali Pillai in Parliament on Monday (Oct 4). He noted that one major sticking point was whether a review of appeals should be a political or legal matter. He felt that, like other matters of national security, it ought to be political and hence rest with the minister in charge. Mr Murali did have a few questions on the redress mechanism, including whether the reviewing tribunal would be a standing or ad hoc one. He felt it should be the former, to ensure transparency.

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