A vital component of parliamentary reform

THE Parliament of the Federated Malay States first met on Sept 11, 1959. Since then, there have been few major changes to the Standing Orders of the House, or how it is run.

Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia told Sunday Star last week about his three-phase reform plan for the Dewan Rakyat. Phase One, which did not require any constitutional amendments, has already been implemented this year.

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