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Lim Kit Siang (Ipoh Timur)

THE following Member of Parliament (MP) has not replied to the six questions under MP Watch: Eye on Parliament as of Tuesday, 9 March 2010, the end of a two-week deadline. His response will be updated if and when he replies.

Name: Lim Kit Siang
Ipoh Timur

Party: DAP (Opposition)

Years as MP: 1969-1974 (Bandar Melaka)
1974-1978 (Kota Melaka)
1978-1982 (Petaling Jaya)
1982-1986 (Kota Melaka)
1986-1999 (Tanjong)
2004-present (Ipoh Timur)

Government post: None

Party post:
National advisor

Membership in parliamentary committee or caucus:

Select committee member 
Abolish Internal Security Act Caucus joint chairperson
Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus chairperson  
Human Rights and Good Governance Caucus deputy chairperson


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?

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

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

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

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

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

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3 Responses to “Lim Kit Siang (Ipoh Timur)”

  1. Lainie says:

    My mother and a group of her friends from his constituency will be quite cheesed off by this.

  2. snore says:


  3. Rahim says:

    I don’t think you or anyone should be cheesed off by this.

    Saudara Lim is an extremely busy individual.

    Moreover, his positions on these basic questions are so clear. He and his Party has repeated themselves to death on it.

    All one has to do is be a bit more diligent and look things up on the net! It’s all there.

    I expected smart, more challenging questions out of The Nut Graph.

    The ones you are putting forward have obvious answers.

    Thank you, Rahim, for your comment. While prominent MPs like Saudara Lim may have stated their stand on the six issues through other fora, many of the 222 MPs are largely unknowns beyond their constituencies. We think of MP Watch as a resource the next time there is an election for people who want to know what an MP thinks and if he or she is consistent in their position. Beyond merely asking MPs to state their stand, this is also a gauge of an MP’s accountability and accessibility to readers.

    Deborah Loh
    Assistant News Editor
    The Nut Graph

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