In early April, REFSA prepared a comparison of the COVID-19 related stimulus packages in Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Because the overall situation is still evolving quickly, we have created this tracker, which shows the most up-to-date we have for each of the three countries.
Legislation like UK’s Fixed-Term Parliaments Act serves as a check and balance to the powers of a prime minister and prevent any possibilities of dissolving parliament and setting election dates based on favourable political arrangements.
Dewan Negara should lead to a healthy debate on policy issues rather than political rhetoric synonymous with the Dewan Rakyat. Covid-19 has been an opportunity to have a relook at the Dewan Negara as an important part of the government’s check & balance.
Kajian ini memberi gambaran perkembangan Kamar Khas di Parlimen Malaysia yang tidak mengalami sebarang perubahan substantif, namun telah memberi ruang untuk Ahli Parlimen membawa isu-isu rakyat, sama ada di peringkat nasional atau kawasan.
Coordination between government and businesses becomes important to reopening the coronavirus-closed economy while meeting public health goals.
Parliament plays a pivotal role in building the nation’s economy in the new normal.
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.