MEMBERS of Parliament (MPs) are also sometimes called legislators or lawmakers as they sit in the legislature and pass laws. But how far do Malaysian MPs play this role?
THE knives have been out for Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) since its candidate Datuk Zaid Ibrahim lost the Hulu Selangor by-election to the MIC’s P Kamalanathan. Analysis and commentaries have emerged calling PKR the Pakatan Rakyat (PR)’s “weakest link”. There have also been “unnamed sources” citing internal bickering, a weak election machinery, and lack of […]
*Updated 4 April 2011 KUANTAN Member of Parliament (MP) Fuziah Salleh’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (Source: parlimen.gov.my) Name: Fuziah Salleh Constituency: Kuantan Party: PKR (Opposition) Years as MP: Since 2008 Government position: None Party position: Vice-president* (since 28 Nov 2011) Membership in parliamentary […]
Fuziah Salleh (PKR-Kuantan), showing a photo of injuries sustained by an NS trainee KUALA LUMPUR, 1 July 2009: Violence at National Service camps are preventable, a Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Member of Parliament (MP) said today, even as she revealed two separate incidents of sexual assault and violence at the Chini camp. MP for Kuantan […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 29 June 2009: Representatives from an indigenous community have submitted a memorandum to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) parliamentarians to protest the Pahang government’s refusal to gazette traditional Orang Asli lands. The memorandum today also protested the state government’s go-ahead for estate owners to open plantations on traditional Orang Asli lands. “It is our […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 June 2009: PKR Wanita has challenged Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil to enact a policy that ensures 30% women’s representation in government within six months, or resign. PKR Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin also pointed out that Shahrizat’s claim that the idea of a 30% quota for women’s representation was hers was factually inaccurate. […]
THE theme for Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)’s annual national congress, which begins today until 30 Nov 2008, is “Harapan Baru”. The theme seems apt. The leading opposition party remains hopeful that the Pakatan Rakyat coalition, of which it is a member together with the DAP and PAS, can still take over the federal government despite […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 Nov 2008: An opposition Member of Parliament (MP) says the Election Commission (EC) has lost its integrity because it is unable to verify the status of 11,842 voters on the electoral roll. Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh said it was illogical that the commission was unable to confirm whether these voters’ should be […]