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.
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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A strong majority is important for approving the 2021 Budget in Parliament. For this to happen, a transparent, middle ground approach of amendments to proposed improvements is necessary. It is crucial in this pandemic that the Budget's content is one that is able to both ensure health and catalyse economic well-being, rather than one that fulfills political agendas. Article in Malay.
A strong majority is important for approving the 2021 Budget in Parliament. For this to happen, a transparent, middle ground approach of amendments to proposed improvements is necessary. It is crucial in this pandemic that the Budget's content is one that is able to both ensure health and catalyse economic well-being, rather than one that fulfills political agendas.
An effective way for the government to manage the concerns and shortcomings of the 2021 Budget is through the scrutiny and review of a parliamentary select committee. This article details why and how this can be done through the new Finance and Economic Select Committee.
Belanjawan 2021 telah memberikan dana yang besar kepada Jabatan Perdana Menteri (JPM), mengembalikan semula penusatan kuasa Perdana Menteri seperti pentadbiran BN. Artikel ini memberi gambaran awal mengenai analisis terhadap peruntukan JPM yang perlu dikaji dan dikurangkan agar ia dapat dijana kepada sektor yang lebih penting dan memperkukuh demokrasi negara.
Concerns on conflict of interest arise with half of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) members holding positions in agencies and statutory corporations under Ministries who are in effect, supposed to be watchdogs of government as members in the Committee.
With the announcement of Budget 2021 approaching, here are some tips about what is the Budget, what it entails and its process to get approved in Parliament.
Economic Adviser Frederik Paulus spoke to Astro Awani’s “Consider This” programme on the upcoming Budget 2021 and the significance of the budget toward's Malaysia's resilience and recovery amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.