ONE of the aims of the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project was to find out and highlight the challenges that Malaysian Members of Parliament (MPs) face, and explore how these might affect how effectively they play their roles. Even though many MPs understood that their function was to be lawmakers, MPs from both the […]
A shared history of sufferingBy Ding Jo-Ann
ENTERING politics was just a matter of time for Malaysia’s youngest member of Parliament (MP), Teo Nie Ching. As her parents, sister and brother-in-law are all DAP members, discussions on political developments were common in the Teo household. Teo recalls how she was first invited to stand for elections as an MP. “It was just […]
Non-Muslim rights: What Rais can doBy Teo Nie Ching
Umno leaders should stop pretending that they are sensitive to Chinese [Malaysian] rights. There are sufficient gambling avenues available to non-Muslims to indulge their habits. The non-Muslim communities have never requested for more opportunities to gamble. […]
“Tian Chua keeps seat if EC stays mum”By Ding Jo-Ann
PETALING JAYA, 23 June 2010: Batu Member of Parliament Chua Tian Chang will keep his seat if the Election Commission (EC) refuses to declare it vacant, said constitutional lawyer Tommy Thomas. This is despite Thomas’s view that Chua was disqualified as an MP when the High Court fined him RM2,000 for biting a police officer. […]
Dilemma over BatuBy Gan Pei Ling
Confusion reigns over the status of Batu MP Tian Chua because of a lack of understanding about what the constitution says. Found in Quotation says it all.
No replies for 16 June 2010By Koh Lay Chin
THE following Members of Parliament (MPs) have not replied to the six questions under MP Watch: Eye on Parliament as of Wednesday, 16 June 2010, the end of a two-week deadline. Their responses will be updated if and when they reply.
Saifuddin Abdullah (Temerloh)By Koh Lay Chin
TEMERLOH Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. Name: Saifuddin Abdullah; constituency: Temerloh […]
Ismail Kasim (Arau)by Koh Lay Chin
ARAU Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Ismail Kasim’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. Name: Ismail Kassim Constituency: Arau Party: Umno Years as MP: Since 2008 Government position: None Party position: • Arau division deputy head Membership in parliamentary committees or caucus: None Blog/Website: Facebook […]
Updated – Hasan Malek (Kuala Pilah)by Koh Lay Chin
KUALA Pilah Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Hasa Malek’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. Name: Hasan Malek Constituency: Kuala Pilah Party: Umno Years as MP: Since 2004 Government position: • Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development Party position: • Kuala Pilah division deputy […]
Syed Hamid Albar (Kota Tinggi)By Koh Lay Chin
KOTA TINGGI Member of Parliament (MP) Tan Sri Syed Hamid Syed Jaafar Albar’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions.