COMMENTARY

COMMENTARY

2021

Democracy

Malaysia should emulate New Zealand’s epidemic response committee

When the NZ Parliament was postponed, its epidemic response committee was a recognition of the opposition’s role to jointly manage COVID-19. The administration was called to testify on issues, proceedings were broadcasted live and every report was debated when parliament resumed. It guaranteed that the committee conducted itself transparently and openly, and ensured parliamentary scrutiny during the crisis.

Democracy

Jawatankuasa bebas: New Zealand rujukan terbaik Malaysia

When the NZ Parliament was postponed, its epidemic response committee was a recognition of the opposition’s role to jointly manage COVID-19. The administration was called to testify on issues, proceedings were broadcasted live and every report was debated when parliament resumed. It guaranteed that the committee conducted itself transparently and openly, and ensured parliamentary scrutiny during the crisis. Article in Malay.

Democracy

Can Malaysia end the leadership crisis?

The country is in a leadership crisis. How far will MCO 2.0 and the Emergency declaration flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases? The government must consult and engage widely during this critical period – particularly for the upcoming National Pandemic Management Strategic Plan. It is essential that Parliament continues to function and the Greek and UK parliaments illustrate effective legislating during a pandemic.

Democracy

Mampukah Malaysia keluar daripada krisis kepimpinan?

The country is in a leadership crisis. How far will MCO 2.0 and the Emergency declaration flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases? The government must consult and engage widely during this critical period – particularly for the upcoming National Pandemic Management Strategic Plan. It is essential that Parliament continues to function and the Greek and UK parliaments illustrate effective legislating during a pandemic. Article in Malay.

Democracy

Membuang imej ‘rubber stamp’ Dewan Negara

The Dewan Negara is going through an evolutionary phase. This momentum should form the foundational efforts to ditch its decades-long “rubber stamp” image. The Dewan Negara should be seen as an institution that emphasises Co-governing principles. This new dynamic must continue building upon closer cooperation of the government and opposition for a better post-COVID19 country. Article in Malay.

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