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The challenges of being an MP

The challenges of being an MP

ONE of the aims of the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project was to find out and highlight the challenges that Malaysian Members of Parliament (MPs) face, and explore how these might affect how effectively they play their roles. Even though many MPs understood that their function was to be lawmakers, MPs from both the [...]

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Najib’s dangerous diatribe

Najib’s dangerous diatribe

POST-Bersih 2.0 rally, what has Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak been saying to defend the government’s actions of repressing dissent? It would seem that since the 9 July 2011 rally and after arresting more than 1,900 people, including detaining without trial six Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) members, Najib’s responses have been disingenuous, narrow-minded, and [...]

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Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj (Sungai Siput)

Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj (Sungai Siput)

Updated 4:45pm, 11 Feb 2010 SUNGAI Siput Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj‘s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. Name: Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj Constituency: Sungai Siput Party: Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM, opposition) Years as MP: Since 2008 Government position: None Party position: Founding [...]

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Small parties, big questions

Small parties, big questions

(Pic by barunpatro / sxc.hu) POP quiz — how many registered political parties are there in Malaysia? This is not such an easy question to answer. The official website for the Election Commission (EC) of Malaysia says there are 31 registered political parties to date. But a quick browse shows that the EC actually lists [...]

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Staying competitive, but for whom?

Staying competitive, but for whom?

ON 16 June 2009, the government tabled an amendment to the Inland Revenue Board Act 1995 — a minor amendment that enables the board to meet once every two months, instead of once a month as in the original legislation. However, as is the practice in the Malaysian Parliament, when any amendment is opened for [...]

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Free market fallacies

Free market fallacies

Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj, during his speech (pic courtesy of Parti Sosialis Malaysia) THE Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) organised a fundraising dinner at the Petaling Jaya Civic Centre on 9 May 2009 which was attended by some 600 members, friends and supporters. I was invited to give a short speech, and this is what I [...]

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