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Strengthening Dewan Negara

Strengthening Dewan Negara

THE Dewan Negara, or Senate, has long been perceived as a “rubber stamp” of the Dewan Rakyat or Lower House in Malaysia. In a Westminster parliamentary democracy, the Senate is meant to provide checks and balances on the Lower House. Indeed, healthy democracies thrive because of checks and balances. That the Dewan Negara in Malaysia […]

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Six take oath as senators

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 May 2009: Five first-time senators and another senator, who had his term extended, took their oath at the Dewan Negara here today. The new senators were Datuk Dr Yeow Chai Tiam, Eg Fook Heng @ Ng Fook Heng, Zaitun Mat, Mohd Khalid Mohd and Zainun Abu Bakar. Another senator, Ahmad Hussin, 60, […]

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Six made senators to take up posts

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 April 2009: Six people were sworn in as senators today to enable them take up appointment as ministers and deputy ministers in the new cabinet announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. They are former Penang chief minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon; Malaysian Armed Forces Religious Corps director Datuk […]

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