Spotting gems amidst the chaos that was Malaysia's Parliament meeting

A handout photo of Malaysia's Parliament at work – briefly – in the last week of July, 2021, before further meetings were postponed due to Covid-19 cases detected in people who were present. Malaysia is in dire need of that 'whole of government' approach that the World Health Organisation recommended be used to handle the pandemic. — Reuters

The circus was back in town for a while last week, and yes, I am talking about Malaysia's Parliament. Lest you accuse me of disrespecting an august institution, let me first say that I am a huge fan of Parliament operating, and I am a huge fan of informed debate. I would be even happier if both could happen at the same time.

My favourite part is when public policy is carefully discussed and dissected, so that we the rakyat can better understand the government’s intentions and, for better or worse, what goes on in the minds of our elected representatives.

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