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MPs and Freedom of Information

MPs and Freedom of Information

BOTH the PR state governments in Selangor and Penang have passed Freedom of Information (FOI) laws while the BN-led federal government has yet to dismantle the Official Secrets Act. Find out what the different parties think about a citizen’s right to know before heading to the polls on 5 May 2013.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Who makes a better opposition?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Who makes a better opposition?

THE last general election birthed a situation that was not common before 2008: the Barisan Nasional (BN) functioning as an opposition. Although the BN has been the opposition in Kelantan for many years, it was a completely new experience for them in Selangor, Penang, Perak and Kedah. Indeed, the blanket term “opposition” previously used to [...]

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First phase of MP Watch completed

First phase of MP Watch completed

PETALING JAYA, 16 July 2010: All 222 Members of Parliament (MPs) have been contacted for the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, and have responded with either full answers or a non-reply. As of 15 July, 113 MPs answered in full all six questions on key democracy issues that were posed to them. The other [...]

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The secretive Malaysian government

The secretive Malaysian government

A SHOW-CAUSE letter sent to whistleblower Dr Selva Vathany Kanapathi Pillai, who has been highlighting mismanagement at the Orang Asli hospital in Gombak, cites rule 19 of the Peraturan-Peraturan Pegawai Awam (Kelakuan dan Tatatertib) 1993. It states, amongst other things, that a civil servant cannot make any public statement or provide factual information about the [...]

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ISMAIL-KASIM-THUMB

Ismail Kasim (Arau)

ARAU Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Ismail Kasim’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. Name: Ismail Kassim Constituency: Arau Party: Umno Years as MP: Since 2008 Government position: None Party position: • Arau division deputy head Membership in parliamentary committees or caucus: None Blog/Website: Facebook [...]

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Mohd Hatta Ramli (Kuala Krai)

Mohd Hatta Ramli (Kuala Krai)

KUALA Krai Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Mohd Hatta Ramli’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (source: parlimen.gov.my) Name: Dr Mohd Hatta RamliConstituency: Kuala Krai Party: PAS (Opposition)            Years as MP: Since 2008  Government position: None Party position: Treasurer Central committee member Membership in parliamentary committees or caucuses:  None Blog/Website: http://hattaramli.blogspot.com/  Would you support [...]

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