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Ong Ka Ting (Kulai)

(Source: parlimen.gov.my)

KULAI Member of Parliament (MP) Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions.

Name: Ong Ka Ting
Constituency:
Kulai

Party: MCA

Years as MP:
1990-2004 (Pontian)
2004-2008 (Tanjong Piai)
2008-present (Kulai)

Government position: None

Party position: None

Membership in parliamentary committees or caucus: None

Blog/Website: None


1

Would you support the abolition/review of the Internal Security Act, in particular the provision that allows for detention without trial? Why or why not?

Yes, it is time [for a] review and to have more checks and balances to avoid abuse of power.

2 Do you think Malaysia should be a secular or an Islamic state? Why?

It is a secular state as was the understanding among [the] founding [leaders] of our country.

3 How do you define your role as an elected MP? Does Parliament provide you with the necessary infrastructure and support to fulfill your role?

[The role of an MP is] to serve the needs of constituents, to speak and voice out [their concerns] for them in particular, and to be the voice of all citizens in general.

[An MP must also] ensure that fair and right legislation is passed. [He or she must] ensure that basic rights and democracy are safeguarded.

Parliament does facilitate us.

4 Would you support a Freedom of Information Act? Why or why not?

Yes, if it is within a Malaysian context.

5 If there was one thing you could do to strengthen parliamentary democracy in Malaysia, what would it be?

To ensure [that] only the right laws [are] being passed in Parliament at all times.

6 Do you believe in separation of powers between the executive, Parliament and judiciary? Why or why not?

Ideally, [these branches of government] should be independent of each other, but in reality it is not that simple. favicon

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5 Responses to “Ong Ka Ting (Kulai)”

  1. Kong Kek Kuat says:

    Hmmh! Still the same, [...] babyface from the time I met him at the launch of Green Lung Day.

    At least Ling Liong Sik (despite his lions-dancing-to-the-beat-of-kompangs event in front of Wisma MCA) and Lim Ah Lek had the respect, especially from Umno.

  2. Lainie says:

    What the heck is “a Malaysian context” for a Freedom of Information Act?

  3. Lim Chien Siong says:

    Noticed all the qualified responses this MCA [...] gave? His was again looking for signals from his Umno masters when commenting on issues of public interests. His surviving six years as MCA President and Minister was totally at the mercy of Umno, [...]

  4. This [...] character fits perfectly into the design of Umno as a [...] which is why he is a great disappointment and thus a complete failure as a leader who is supposed to represent the Chinese [Malaysians]!

  5. Osama says:

    Hope he retires from politics totally and gracefully. The door on MCA has now closed on him eternally. Even if he changes his mind and choses to re contest again, he can never win.

    Good riddance to weak leaders, but, sigh, the latest, inclusions from the MCA? Gives you any confidence? Does MCA care?


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