Sabah State Legislative Assembly demonstrated great example as a legislature which democratically and effectively fit the new normal under Covid-19.
Covid-19 and climate change are both quintessential collective action problems, where inaction on the part of any one nation can create adverse consequences around the world.
Covid-19 is today’s test, and provides numerous opportunities for our governments to prove themselves up to the task of protecting the public good.
Parliament is in fact one of the most important services in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak to discuss economic plans and issues of the nation’s people.
COMMENTARY Institutional reform democracy good governance APR 18, 2020 Parlimen ‘perkhidmatan penting’ untuk negara berhadapan krisis COVID-19 By Fakhrurrazi Rashid [For English version please click here] Sebelum ini kerajaan Perikatan Nasional (PN) melalui Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan memberitahu bahawa parlimen akan mula mesyuarat pertama pada 18 Mei 2020. Meskipun keputusan ini masih sama, namun difahamkan bahawa persidangan 18 Mei nanti hanya berlangsung selama sehari. Persoalannya, adakah perkhidmatan gunting rambut lebih penting berbanding perkhidmatan parlimen yang membincangkan urusan penting negara? Adakah Akta Pencegahan dan Kwalan Penyakit 1988 menghalang parlimen untuk berfungsi ketika waktu krisis dan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP)?
The urgency for transparency is as great as the urgency in overcoming the pandemic. People and leaders of the country cannot compromise on the issue of financial leakage and misuse of power or information today.
In this day and age, where most of the population in the hardest hit countries have a smartphone on them at all times, the technological opportunities for contact tracing are vast and might be key to restarting economy for post-Covid-19.