THE following Member of Parliament (MP) has not replied to the six questions under MP Watch: Eye on Parliament as of Tuesday, 9 March 2010, the end of a two-week deadline. His response will be updated if and when he replies.
(source: parlimen.gov.my)Name: Lim Kit Siang
Constituency: Ipoh Timur
Party: DAP (Opposition)
Years as MP: 1969-1974 (Bandar Melaka)
1974-1978 (Kota Melaka)
1978-1982 (Petaling Jaya)
1982-1986 (Kota Melaka)
2004-present (Ipoh Timur)
Government post: None
Membership in parliamentary committee or caucus:
Select committee member
Abolish Internal Security Act Caucus joint chairperson
Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus chairperson
Human Rights and Good Governance Caucus deputy chairperson
Would you support the abolition/review of the Internal Security Act, in particular the provision that allows for detention without trial? Why or why not?
Do you think Malaysia should be a secular or an Islamic state? Why?
How do you define your role as an elected MP? Does Parliament provide you with the necessary infrastructure and support to fulfill your role?
Would you support a Freedom of Information Act? Why or why not?
If there was one thing you could do to strengthen parliamentary democracy in Malaysia, what would it be?
Do you believe in separation of powers between the government, Parliament and judiciary? Why or why not?
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