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.

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