THE following Member of Parliament (MP) has not replied to the six questions under MP Watch: Eye on Parliament as of Tuesday, 15 June 2010, the end of a two-week deadline. His response will be updated if and when he replies.
Name: Rais Yatim
Years as MP:
1982 – 1990 (Jelebu)
1999 – present (Jelebu)
Government position: Minister of information, communications and culture
Party position: Supreme Council member
Membership in parliamentary committees or caucuses: None
Blog/website: Facebook – YB Dato’ Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim
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 executive, Parliament and judiciary? Why or why not?
For other MP responses, see Full MP list
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