Institutional reform panel to accept grievances from Malaysians

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 22 May 2018

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians who wish to complain about failures and shortcomings in the country’s institutions can air their grievances to the Committee for Institutional Reforms.

The committee said it will accept written representations from individuals and groups who wish to alert it about institutions that have structural defects or have failed to function according to the law.

In a statement, the committee said it will also accept representations from those who wish to inform it of institutions which have ineffective decision-making processes or inadequate redress mechanisms.

Such individuals and groups can submit written representations by May 28, 2018, to the Secretariat, Com­­mittee for Institutional Reforms, at Level 32, Ilham Tower, Jalan Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with an email copy to

“The committee requests that the repre­sentations should be for the purpose of institutional reform and institutional issues and not about any personal grievances or individual misconduct of public officers.

“The committee will, if necessary, invite these individuals and groups for face-to-face meetings,” it said in the statement.

The committee thanked individuals and stakeholders who had so far volunteered their assistance to it.

The committee said if necessary, some of the individuals and groups will attend closed-door discussions on May 28, 29 and 30 as well as June 1, 4, 8, 10, 12, 13 and 18.

The committee comprises retired Court of Appeal judge Datuk K.C. Voh­rah, retired Court of Appeal judge and Suhakam commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kwai, National Patriots Asso­­­ciation president Brig-Jen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji, Tunku Abdul Rahman Profes­sor of Law at Universiti Malaya Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi and National Human Rights Society pre­si­dent Datuk Ambiga Sree­ne­vasan.

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