ASTANA: The Government will seek the people's feedback in formulating the new National Harmony Bill.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (National Unity and Social Well-being) P. Waytha Moorthy said the public would get a chance to do so when the 2015's findings and recommendations by the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) is released this month.
That, and a study on national unity and integration conducted by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Insitute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) would be studied, evaluated and finetuned to help in formulating the Blueprint.
"We are engaging all stakeholders.
“We hope to be able to table the National Harmony Bill early next year," he said at the sidelines of the 6th Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in the capital city of Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
Waytha is leading the Malaysian delegation to the triennial event.
The Harmony Bill, comprising three new Acts, will be the thrust in the Government's efforts to enhance and strengthen race relations among Malaysians.
The new Acts are the Racial and Religious Hate Crimes Bill, the National Harmony and Reconciliation Bill, and the National Harmony and Reconciliation Commission Bill.