High time to set up parliamentary select committees

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  • Thursday, 11 Feb 2016

WE, members of G25, have often stressed the importance of good governance and of maintaining the image of Malaysia as a well administered country. Recent developments, including the 1MDB controversy, prompted us to issue several public statements to remind the authorities of the need to uphold and respect the independence of our public institutions in carrying out their functions under the Federal Constitution and the respective legislations.

G25 proposes that Parliament be more assertive in performing its role in our system of government (Parliament makes laws, the Executive carries out the laws and the Judiciary interprets and enforces the laws). We are proposing that Parliament carries out its oversight function on a regular basis through the establishment of parliamentary select committees.

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