JERLUN Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions.
(source: parlimen.gov.my)Name: Mukhriz Mahathir
Years as MP: Since 2008
Government position: International trade and industry deputy minister
Kedah Umno treasurer
Kubang Pasu Umno committee member
Membership in parliamentary committees or caucus: None
Response to MP Watch questions: No reply (Deadline 2 Feb 2010)
Would you support the abolition/review of the Internal Security Act, in particular the provision that allows for detention without trial?
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?
For other MP responses, see Full MP list
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Kate Green, Zombie Shooter says
I prefer it if TNG simply doesn’t publish those who didn’t reply as they push down articles that deserve our attention away from the main page. Can you compile all of those who did not reply into one article?
Too busy minding his own business through proxies to have the time to provide TNG a decent reply. He may think that TNG is anti-government and thus he just closes his gap!
Jacqueline Ann Surin says
@ Kate Gree, Zombie Shooter
Thanks for your suggestion. We recognise that TNG is not a navigation-friendly website at this juncture, and we take your point about stories being pushed off the landing too quickly because of the MP Watch stories. We are in the process of addressing this issue through a website revamp but it’s going to take us at least two months.
In the meantime, the reason why we publish the non-responses, at the risk of pushing off other stories that deserve reader attention, is so that we can hold each and every MP accountable. Between the issue of accountability and the issue of navigation, accountability trumps. And as journalists, we do think that a non-response from an MP is as critical a story as the other stories which are attention deserving.
Thanks for bearing with us while we make the site more user friendly.
Jacqueline Ann Surin
The Nut Graph
Poh Soon says
I would like to suggest probably TNG can have a remark on the Full MP list to indicate whether the relevant MP had replied or not.
Same like Karpal Singh…snoooooore