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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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MPs and the ISA

MPs and the ISA

The Internal Security Act has now been abolished and replaced with the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act. But not all Barisan Nasional MPs were keen on abolishing the ISA. Find out what MPs told The Nut Graph about what they thought about the ISA during the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project.

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“Not Malays full stop”

“Not Malays full stop”

PLANTATION Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok is one of the more outspoken federal government leaders. On a few occasions, especially when it comes to issues affecting Sabahans, he’s spoken up against cabinet positions. The United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) president supports the use of “Allah” for Bahasa Malaysia-speaking Christians. He […]

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Big political parties should lead in battling corruption

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 March 2009: Big political parties should take their own initiative to stamp out corruption in their respective organisations, said Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department today. This will leave the government and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) to deal with the menace of corruption in the government […]

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“Advantageous” to postpone BN convention

“Advantageous” to postpone BN convention

(clock image © Ilker / sxc.hu) KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Jan 2009: Some Barisan Nasional (BN) component leaders prefer letting the new Umno leadership, to be elected in March, take charge of the BN convention which aims to repair the coalition’s tattered image. This means that the convention could be postponed to after February, once Umno […]

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BN’s power play

BN’s power play

IN George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, there’s a line about how all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. The same could be said about the component parties in the Barisan Nasional (BN). The BN is made up of 13 disparate parties — five based in the peninsula, and the rest […]

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