Published: Wednesday August 29, 2012 MYT 4:51:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday August 29, 2012 MYT 5:24:04 PM
Khairy: No reprimand over Evidence Act criticism
By TASHNY SUKUMARAN
PETALING JAYA: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin says reports of him receiving a "reprimand" for criticising the Evidence Act amendment 114(a) are untrue.
"The question of a 'reprimand' did not arise. The meeting was about the pros and cons of 114a," he tweeted Wednesday, after meeting de facto law minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz and Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail.
Earlier in the day, an online portal reported that Khairy, Senator Gan Ping Sieu, and Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah were to receive a reprimand for disagreeing with the amendment.
Khairy said he presented several reasons on why the amendment had to be adjusted to Nazri after Nazri told him that Cabinet had decided not to amend the act.
The Umno lawmaker said he had argued with both Nazri and Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail over the issue.
Khairy, who is also Rembau MP, tweeted saying that it was impossible to summarise the outcome of the meeting, "suffice it to say, government won't amend the amendment. Nazri Aziz to explain further."
Meanwhile, when contacted, Nazri said that he would be meeting with the A-G to discuss the amendment before further explaining it to the public.
"He is very busy now, should be by next week," he told The Star.
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