Tag: Parliament

Malaysia’s inaugural Defence White Paper tabled in Parliament

The Malaysian Defence Ministry tabled its inaugural Defence White Paper to Parliament today, saying it is set to strengthen the country's defence through more comprehensive means. The document contains plans that will be implemented in the next 10 years. It replaces the National Defence Policy...

Youngest MP in Malaysia in the crosshairs of power play in Anwar’s party

The youngest Member of Parliament in Malaysia, independent Batu representative P Prabakaran seems to be in the crosshairs of people fighting in a power struggle in Anwar Ibrahim's party. The PKR is undergoing upheaval with some MPs and ministers canvassing against Anwar in his bid...

WP politicians set to question Ong Ye Kung on Govt spending on foreign students

Workers' Party (WP) politicians Leon Perera and Png Eng Huat are set to question Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Government spending on foreign students, when Parliament re-convenes on Monday (5 Aug). Mr Perera, a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, has filed the following questions to...

Lee Bee Wah wants the Government to temporarily ban PMDs like e-scooters

Parliament is set to debate the use of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) and the laws governing the use of PMDs when it sits on Monday (5 Aug). The Senior Minister of State is set to deliver a ministerial statement on PMDs, on behalf of Transport Minister...

Like in the UK, Malaysia now has question time for their Prime Minister

Malaysia's Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has agreed to a Prime Minister’s Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat. This is a weekly practice in the United Kingdom's Parliament. Dr Mahathir finally agreed to the Question Time for the Malaysian Parliament saying he will be...

Goh Chok Tong says ruling party must have clear majority of Parliamentary seats in 20 years

Singapore— In an interview with Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said that he wants to see the ruling political party have a "clear majority" of the seats in Parliament in around 20 years. When he was asked about what he...

Shocking Study: 40 percent Indian MPs face criminal charges including rape, murder

by Jalees ANDRABI More than 40 percent of lawmakers in India's new parliament face criminal charges -- some as serious as murder and rape -- and the list is growing, an electoral reform group said Saturday. One member of parliament for the opposition Congress party is...

96% of Singaporeans want harsher punishments for MPs who sleep in parliament

According to an online survey, to which more than 1,500 netizens responded, 96 per cent of them voted that Members of Parliament (MPs) who sleep on the job should receive harsher punishments. https://www.facebook.com/wakeupSG/posts/1220870014745288?__xts__=68.ARBjmc6eOt0UXk0A-MAadw5nfGJ4-wvGSbe69jRPIc5zRjF7t7IkuRrRsf8f6FNuRF9UuE97pEsVV22vEil_CWL0avXHqUfVBUJiGUoaomsyetPFbgFE6-l59R6kRJ4t0Maa7WWiW9Ed1y715p5ANeWTzIibr6gauYggU_a9tfY3C2itgKSnrFcCMyrPHRKVDiDUmt8fl3IE9OjizjrYTJE4TvGm8N_y9SzaCHr4osT_lwcrpJKMZQIhcSgk83EE1eUbO3YdTufvSpKX6XUUlKbUfrofywS-3rNru1xI80auXLwXg6-3igVgsNKll7Cw8gLlrz3QI4rfptuAjoCDKA5Qen95A1gR-A&__tn__=-R The survey, published on Facebook page ‘Wake up, Singapore’, asked, ‘Should MPs and...

Mysterious Disappearance of Mano Sabnani’s Facebook Post

By: Obbana Rajah A Facebook post by Chairman and CEO of Rafflesia Holdings Pte Ltd, Mano Sabnani, has mysteriously disappeared. The post, published on the 7th of March, was on the contrast between the behaviour of parliamentarians in the UK and Singapore. According to Sabnani, it...

PAP MPs flamed for suggesting people could donate their “miserable” SG bonus to charity

Two ruling party parliamentarians earned the ire of Singaporeans yesterday when they suggested that the government could introduce mechanisms to make it easier for people to donate their SG Bonus to charity. All Singaporeans aged 21 and above will receive an “hongbao” of $300, $200, and $100...