Perkasa are opportunists, says Nazri

(The Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz slammed Perkasa as political opportunists after the right-wing group claimed that the proposed Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) is against the country’s constitution.

The EOC is a mechanism under the New Economic Model (NEM) unveiled on Tuesday but Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali argued it was against Article 153 of the Federal Constitution because it ensured every Malaysian would be given equal opportunities.

The de facto Law Minister explained that Article 153 would not be in any jeopardy because the EOC is subjected to the framework of the constitution.

“You can have the Equal Opportunity Commission subject to the requirement of the constitution. Equal opportunity for all must be subject to the provisions of the constitution,” Nazri told The Malaysian Insider last night.

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