Making Parliament more effective

Decisions in which people participate are decisions they are likely to respect.

RECENTLY, no less a person than the Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, expressed anguish at public perceptions of the state of affairs in our premier legislative institution.

Role: To begin with, what are the functions of a democratic legislature? From a long gilt-edged list, one can specify four premier functions:

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Opinion , Shad Faruqi , columnist


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