To enhance bipartisan collaboration towards a Confidence Supply Agreement (CSA), it is important for both sides of the political aisle to be open and transparent to reach a consensus before tabling the Budget. The government needs to be committed in this regard and perhaps even give space to opposition MPs to draft its alternative budget. Article in Malay.
Budget 2021 will be the “mother of all budgets” because it will determine the direction of the country and set precedent for potential future health, economic and political crises. Bipartisanship is critical in ensuring the government does not face a shutdown period that will adversely affect the country.
The nation needs a stable government in times of crisis. In the “new normal” spirit, all parties need to work together in Parliament to face the health and economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Article in Malay.
A vote of no confidence is not a new thing. The question is, what is the significance of the Opposition MPs sending a no-confidence motion if it cannot be decided in Parliament?
To avoid general election and constitutional crisis amidst the pandemic, bipartisanship is the sole option for Muhyiddin to stabilize his government with confidence and supply from the opposition.
We will see an increase in unemployment based on work experience and skills, especially abroad. With the slowing economic growth due to #COVID19, the government needs to do something beyond saving jobs alone.
Competition in the election of the Dewan Negara’s President is a paradigm shift and momentum of change to restore the function of the Senate which, for many years, was seen as weak by the people.
COMMENTARY Institutional reform democracy good governance AUG 13, 2020 Peranan parlimen tak wajar dipinggirkan RUU Covid-19 By Fakhrurrazi Rashid [For English version please click here] Pada 7