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No reply for 15 June 2010

THE following Member of Parliament (MP) has not replied to the six questions under MP Watch: Eye on Parliament as of Tuesday, 15 June 2010, the end of a two-week deadline. His response will be updated if and when he replies.

Rais Yatim


Name: Rais Yatim

Party: Umno

Years as MP:
1974-1978 (Jelebu)
1982 – 1990 (Jelebu)
1999 – present (Jelebu)

Government position: Minister of information, communications and culture

Party position: Supreme Council member

Membership in parliamentary committees or caucuses: None

Blog/website: Facebook – YB Dato’ Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim

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 executive, Parliament and judiciary? Why or why not?

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One Response to “No reply for 15 June 2010”

  1. lkl says:

    For this particular MP, to get any answer, you have to ask in Bahasa Malaysia, else he will smirk and sneer and chide TNG for ‘cakap orang putih’ and then undergo the very painful process of ‘change mode’.

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