Post Tagged with: "Parliament"

Spotlight on Parliament #2: GLC linked to Magnum?

7 January, 2012
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Dr Lo’ Lo’ Mohamed Ghazali (PAS MP for Titiwangsa) asked the Minister of Finance to clarify if the Government Linked Companies (GLCs) Amanah Raya Nominees Sdn Bhd (ARN) and Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial (PERKESO) had any investment in Magnum Corporation Sdn Bhd. Magnum is a licensed 4D gaming company, while betting ... Full Article →

Spotlight on Parliament #1: No poor people in Kuala Lumpur?

7 January, 2012
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Apparently, KL streets are paved with gold. The Minister for Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing, Datuk Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin gleefully announced that the nation’s capital is now “free from hardcore poverty”. The minister, in a parliamentary answer, claimed that the government’s “Zero Urban Hardcore Poverty Program” had successfully ... Full Article →

Please sir, may I have some more?

3 August, 2011
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by Ivy Kwek The government is asking for money, again. This time, it’s a whopping 13billion. Some might wonder about the timing of the request, since the budget is normally tabled in October every year. Yes, this is the supplementary Supply Bill where the government asks for more money to ... Full Article →

Yang Berhormat at Your Service – by Ivy Kwek

2 March, 2011
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As a child, I used to look up to those with titles in front of their names.“Yang Berhormat, Dato’, Tan Sri.” I did not know their exact meanings, but it made them sound important. This impression was enhanced when I realized that adults spoke to them with a respectful, even ... Full Article →

Mr. Speaker, make up your mind!

5 January, 2011
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By Ivy Kwek The recently concluded House of Representatives sitting has seen to be a season of cutting salaries. A total of ten motions to cut the salaries of the Attorney-General, the Chief of Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission, the eights Ministers i.e. of Energy, green technology and water, defense, tourism, works, ... Full Article →

Parliment as the institution of democracy deserves a bigger budget

8 December, 2010
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By Ivy Kwek Standing at RM214 billion, the 2011 budget is the largest budget that Malaysians have received thus far. However, much of the hype has overshadowed an institution whose importance is often neglected – the Parliament. This year, the Parliament received an allocation of only RM78 million. Last year, ... Full Article →

Putting a Stop to the Rot – Wong Ho Leng

3 November, 2010
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2010’s first new addition to the Malaysian Parliment has proven to be one of its hardest working MPs as Sarawak DAP Chairman Wong Ho Leng utilises the August house to complement his work as Bukit Assek assemplyman. Ahead of the looming state elections, he updated the Rocket on the growing ... Full Article →
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The evolution of political Islam in Malaysia

27 September, 2015 0 Comments

On Political realignment, Part 2 BY Liew Chin Tong, DAP Political Education Director and Kluang MP   I would divide the evolution of political Islam in Malaysia into three stages: Islamic revival/resurgent which culminated in changes in UMNO and PAS in 1982, the emergence of PAS’ progressive faction in 1998, ... Full Article →

Nurul Nuha: The face behind #KitaLawan

8 April, 2015 0 Comments

There is something about Nurul Nuha Anwar that seems familiar, the first time you meet her. You cannot really put your finger on it, but it is as if you have met her before, or have known her for absolutely ages. Which is unlikely to be so, since Nuha, who ... Full Article →

Penang launches campaign to combat violence against women

19 November, 2014 3 Comments

The Penang State Government has launched a historic three-week state-wide campaign against Violence Against Women (VAW) to raise awareness about preventing violence against women and girls. This is the first state-sponsored event of its kind organised by the Penang State Executive Council for Women, Family and Community Development, and the Penang ... Full Article →

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Sedition Act?

5 May, 2015 0 Comments

By Pauline Wong The recently passed amendments to the Sedition Act and the newly-minted Prevention of Terrorism Act have been divisive, to say the least. Opinions on these two Acts have been completely on opposite ends, with on side saying it is necessary to protect public peace and order, and ... Full Article →