Former lawmaker Maria Chin Abdullah says there needs to be greater public discussions on the idea of a fixed-term government, as well as a clear reform plan before Parliament starts tweaking our sacred Constitution or laws.
Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy, an honorary associate professor at the Centre for Policy Research, Universiti Sains Malaysia, examines the need for the Prevention of Crime Act in Malaysia following calls for it to be reinstated after relevant amendments are made in Parliament.
Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar shares his views on the state of affairs in the nation, especially on the law, Constitution, and institutional reforms, while reminding MPs to understand their roles.
A new Parliamentary Select Committee on Law will be set up to ensure every Bill tabled in the Dewan Rakyat is thoroughly scrutinised before being brought to the Dewan Negara to ensure they are in line with the Federal Constitution.
Malaysia’s Yang di-Pertuan Agong, in his Royal Address in Parliament on Monday, red-carded politicians for the protracted political imbroglio during his reign as King. However, it remains to be seen if the politicians truly understand the Ruler’s views.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s position as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia was sealed today after he garnered enough support from MPs during the vote of confidence in the Dewan Rakyat.
Political analyst Professor Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is right to have a vote of confidence in Parliament today, but warns he has to start distancing himself from Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
All eyes are on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, as talks heighten that Parliament may be dissolved tomorrow, following whispers that Ismail Sabri was granted an audience with the Agong in Istana Negara this afternoon.
In a bid to score brownie points, MPs seem to be wasting valuable time in Parliament by asking questions bereft of substance, while ignoring difficult and more pressing issues that require urgent attention.
Ten MPs have signed a letter submitted to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Azhar Azizan Harun, saying they had heard Pasir Salak MP, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, using profanity in Parliament on Wednesday. Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh hopes for a decision against Tajuddin when Parliament resumes today.
The ruckus in Parliament earlier this week between Pasir Salak MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman and several women MPs from DAP, just before the passing of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill, is a prime example of how misogynistic, sexist, and derogatory remarks continue to take centre stage in the Dewan Rakyat.
There is a lingering fear that external pressures could be applied to affect the justice system. As such, there is a need to separate the functions of the Attorney-General as the government’s legal advisor and as a prosecutor, writes Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin.
Tussle to dissolve Parliament has begun, following the no-show of 49 MPs in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday, says Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Associate Professor Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk.