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Strengthening parliamentary democracy

Strengthening parliamentary democracy

The majority of MPs who responded to MP Watch want parliamentary democracy strengthened. Two top suggestions for doing this were reforming election practices and having parliamentary select committees.

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Remembering the Perak crisis

Remembering the Perak crisis

IT’S been almost two years since Barisan Nasional (BN) wrested the Perak government from Pakatan Rakyat (PR) but does anyone still care to remember? And how would we choose to remember it? If, as the saying goes, “History is written by the victors”, then the history of the Perak takeover would probably go like this: […]

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“I’m not the menteri besar of the court”: Zambry

IPOH, 25 May 2009: Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said today he was not “the menteri besar of the court” who did not have the support of the Perak people as claimed by Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat. Taking a swipe at the PAS spiritual leader’s remark on […]

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Courts don’t decide who will form state govt

Courts don’t decide who will form state govt

BUKIT MERTAJAM, 23 May 2009: Pakatan Rakyat (PR)’s embattled Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin said it is the people, not the courts, who will ultimately decide who will form the state government. Nizar said this to reporters at an impromptu press conference outside the nomination centre for the Penanti by-election this morning. […]

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BN acted within the law in Perak MB case (Updated)

Updated 8.49pm, 22 May 2009 SINGAPORE, 22 May 2009: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the Court of Appeal ruling in Putrajaya today declaring Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir as the rightful menteri besar of Perak proved that the Barisan Nasional (BN) had acted within the law in the matter. Expressing satisfaction […]

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Only Perak sultan and PM can resolve crisis: Aliran

Only Perak sultan and PM can resolve crisis: Aliran

PETALING JAYA, 21 May 2009: Only the sultan of Perak and the prime minister can solve the current Perak political crisis by allowing for a dissolution of the state assembly, said human rights movement Aliran. Its president, P Ramakrishnan, in a statement today, said the current political crisis in Perak cannot be solved in courts. […]

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