Council Of Eminent Persons Forms Committee On Institutional Reforms

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) – The Council of Eminent Persons Tuesday announced the formation of a five-member Committee on Institutional Reforms.

It said in a statement that the members of the committee are retired judge of the Court of Appeal, KC Vohrah; retired judge of the Court of Appeal and Suhakam commissioner Mah Weng Kwai; president of the National Patriots Association Brig Gen (Rtd) Mohamed Arshad Raji; Tunku Abdul Rahman Professor of Law at University Malaya, Emeritus Prof Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi and National Human Rights Society (Hakam) president S. Ambiga.

The Council of Eminent Persons said the committee would present its findings and recommendations to the council which would then present its report to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

It said economic reforms on their own could not bring the desired change unless accompanied by institutional reforms.

The Council of Eminent Persons was established on May 12 to advise the government on economic and financial matters.