The majority of MPs who responded to MP Watch want parliamentary democracy strengthened. Two top suggestions for doing this were reforming election practices and having parliamentary select committees.
The Internal Security Act has now been abolished and replaced with the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act. But not all Barisan Nasional MPs were keen on abolishing the ISA. Find out what MPs told The Nut Graph about what they thought about the ISA during the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project.
PLANTATION Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok is one of the more outspoken federal government leaders. On a few occasions, especially when it comes to issues affecting Sabahans, he’s spoken up against cabinet positions. The United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) president supports the use of “Allah” for Bahasa Malaysia-speaking Christians. He […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 30 March 2009: Big political parties should take their own initiative to stamp out corruption in their respective organisations, said Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department today. This will leave the government and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) to deal with the menace of corruption in the government […]
(clock image © Ilker / sxc.hu) KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Jan 2009: Some Barisan Nasional (BN) component leaders prefer letting the new Umno leadership, to be elected in March, take charge of the BN convention which aims to repair the coalition’s tattered image. This means that the convention could be postponed to after February, once Umno […]
IN George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, there’s a line about how all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. The same could be said about the component parties in the Barisan Nasional (BN). The BN is made up of 13 disparate parties — five based in the peninsula, and the rest […]
PENAMPANG, 6 Nov 2008: Upko president Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said he is committed to the people of Sabah in getting the Petronas gas pipeline project from Kimanis, Sabah to Bintulu, Sarawak, scrapped. He said the party was unhappy with the federal government’s decision to give Petronas the go-ahead to implement the project. “I’m committed […]
PUTRAJAYA, 4 Nov 2008: United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Organisation (Upko) president Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said he would again raise his objection to the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline Project at the Cabinet meeting on 7 Nov. He said the objection was to express Upko’s dissatisfaction with the project which brought no benefits to the people of Sabah. […]