INSTITUTIONAL REFORM

INSTITUTIONAL REFORM
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Our work advocates for institutional reforms that will create a more responsive, inclusive and efficient government. Malaysia has come far as a nation, but the quest for true democracy and good governance is a long and arduous one that is yet to complete. We have an urgent imperative to implement wide-ranging reforms in order to rebuild our institutions. New digital media and novel ways for people to relate to government are also fundamentally rewriting the rules of democracy in the contemporary age.

At the same time, much work is needed in addressing reform of the security sector. National security is a multi-disciplinary field, with implications across all layers of society, which necessitates a more inclusive discussion and whole-of-society approach. Other issues, such as climate change, pandemics and transnational crimes, are also changing the way security ought to be perceived and managed.

Focus Areas

  • Democracy
  • Good Governance
  • Parliamentary Reform
  • Technology
  • Security Sector Reform
Democracy

Reforming the Dewan Negara Part 2

In Part 2 of this series, using lessons gleaned from the Australian and Canadian senates, this paper critically analyse Malaysia’s Dewan Negara and explores options for reforms as well as challenges to their implementation.

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Democracy

Reforming the Dewan Negara Part 1

Several inherent structural flaws in Dewan Negara have prevented the chamber from reaching its full potential as second chamber to debate government legislation in a more holistic manner.

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Democracy
Democracy
Good Governance
Democracy