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Towards an independent Parliament

Towards an independent Parliament

In the first part of his interview last week, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia talked about the speaker’s impartiality and dealing with accusations of bias. In part two, he discusses improvements for Malaysia’s Parliament, and the realities of local parliamentary and political culture. TNG: In line with other advanced parliamentary systems, what […]

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Ranau MP suspended over “ngam”

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 March 2009: Sabah’s Ranau Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Siringan Gubat (BN-Ranau) today became the first backbencher to be ordered to leave a sitting of the Dewan Rakyat since it convened in April last year. Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia ordered Siringan out after he used the word “ngam” (“correct” in […]

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Policing must change

THE alleged murder of Kugan Ananthan clearly illustrates that policing in this country must change once and for all. There have been too many cases of police misconduct and abuse where internal investigations fail to bring perpetrators to justice. A frequent response to inquiries about the investigation of a complaint of police abuse, particularly when […]

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Proposal to check sexist MPs lauded

Proposal to check sexist MPs lauded

PETALING JAYA: Wanita MCA’s proposal for a code of conduct to check on sexist and indecent behaviour among parliamentarians has received support from several women’s groups. But some remain suspicious of the movement’s motives in bringing the matter up now. Chew Mei FunWanita chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun had announced on 14 Dec that […]

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