At 60, Parliament is due for reforms

The law-making body is the central pillar of our democracy, and yet it legitimates rather than legislates.

THE hallowed institution of our Parliament turns 60 in September. On April 24, 1959, the then Federal Legislative Council met for the last time. On Aug 19 that year, independent Malaya held her first general election, and on Sept 11, the first post-independence Parliament was summoned to session by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Start your ads-free experience now!

Monthly Plan


Annual Plan


Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Columnists

Is the West in decline?
Tok Molly makes it jolly good for takraw again
Getting a kick out of a balancing act for success in Euro 2024
Sabah, Sarawak: ‘Unequal partners’?
Make learning English fun again
Quarterly funding a boon for sports fraternity in cutting bureaucratic obstacles
Navigating Sustainability: RCEP's Initiative for Sustainable Development across Asia
Shortchanged - like father like son?
Fuel on the fire
Sabah is Sabah, not Sarawak

Others Also Read