Government departments and agencies must now seek public opinion before proposing draft amendments to existing laws or introducing new Bills.
The mandatory requirement covers local council by-laws, policies and regulations by ministries and statutory bodies, irrespective of whether the laws needed to be tabled in Parliament.
Proposed changes to laws pertaining to national security and sovereignty of the country, however, are exempt from the requisite.
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