Is Parliament putting the clock back on parliamentary reforms by dissolving the present 10 Parliamentary Select Committees and replacing them with one master Parliamentary Select Committee?

Adakah Parlimen akan kembali ke masa lampau dengan membubarkan 10 Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas sedia ada dan menggantikannya dengan satu sahaja Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas?

Menteri Hal Ehwal Parlimen, Takiyuddin Hassan harus menjelaskan sama ada kerajaan Perikatan Nasional bercadang untuk menghumban Parlimen kembali ke masa lampau dengan membubarkan sepuluh Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas Parlimen dan menggantikannya dengan satu Jawatankuasa Pilihan Khas yang mempunyai bidang kuasa ke atas semua perkara.

Malaysiakini melaporkan hari ini bahawa Takiyuddin berkata di dalam satu sidang akhbar yang hanya urusan kerajaan sahaja akan diutamakan dalam persidangan Parlimen sehari pada 18 Mei ini dan urusan kerajaan ini termasuklah pelantikan satu jawatankuasa pilihan khas untuk menggantikan jawatankuasa-jawatankuasa sedia ada.

Terdapat 12 jawatankuasa pilihan khas yang ditubuhkan di bawah kerajaan Pakatan Harapan, iaitu: Jawatankuasa Menimbang Rang Undang-undang, Jawatankuasa Belanjawan, Jawatankuasa Hak Dan Kesaksamaan Jantina, Jawatankuasa Pelantikan Utama Awam, Jawatankuasa Pertahanan dan Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri, Jawatankuasa Hubungan Persekutuan-Negeri, Jawatankuasa Hal Ehwal Pilihan Raya, Jawatankuasa Hubungan dan Perdagangan Antarabangsa, Jawatankuasa Hak Asasi Manusia dan Hal Ehwal Perlembagaan, dan Jawatankuasa Sains, Inovasi, dan Alam Sekitar.

Parlimen akan kembali ke masa lampau dari segi reformasi Parlimen jika jawatankuasa-jawatankuasa ini dibubarkan.

Malah, Parlimen sepatutnya menubuhkan satu jawatakuasa baharu mengenai hal ehwal kesihatan dan penjagaan sosial serta merta untuk membolehkan proses penelitian dan semak imbang tindakan kerajaan dalam mengendalikan wabak Covid-19.

(Kenyataan Media Ahli Parlimen DAP Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang pada hari Sabtu 9 Mei 2020)


The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Takiyuddin Hassan should clarify whether the Perikatan Nasional Government proposes to put back the clock on parliamentary reforms by dissolving the present ten Parliamentary Select Committees and replacing them with one master Parliamentary Select Committee.

Malaysiakini yesterday reported Takiyuddin as saying at a press conference that only government matters would be prioritized during the one-day Parliament sitting on May 18, and that the government matters include the appointment of a select committee to replace existing parliamentary select committees.

There are now 12 parliamentary select committees under the Pakatan Harapan government, viz: Consideration of Bills Committee; the Budget Committee; the Rights and Gender Equality Committee; the Major Public Appointments Committee; the Defence and Home Affairs Committee; the Federal State Relations Committee; the Election; the International Relations and Trade Committere; the Human Rights and Constitutional Affairs; and Science, Innovation and Environment.

Parliament will be putting back the clock back on parliamentary reforms if the present ten Parliamentary Select Committees are dissolved.

In fact, Parliament should immediately set up a Parliamentary Select Committee on Health and Social Care to provide oversight and scrutiny of government actions in the Covid-19 pandemic.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang on Saturday, 9th May 2020)

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 9 May 2020 - 10:53 am

    Covid-19 is actually accelerating Muhiyiddin predicament and revealing what they govt he and Azmin cooked up for the country. Even as Muhiyiddin grabbed as many ministerial post for his party, he must dish out big positions, largesse and perks to old UMNO-PAS stalwarts. It was always going to be like this and the pandemic merely made the consolidation of power and feudal dispersal favours and powers just more apparent.

    What is most interesting about the acceleration of Muhiyiddin-Azmin hypocrisy is that has made it clear the ideological eventuality look like and its clearly the racial-theocratic far right of PN. That is really what this where we are heading, Parliament or anything else.

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 10 May 2020 - 3:41 am

    Why do no want want to say it? If Bersatu will be crushed and Pakatan cannot win the GE, the default is UMNO-PAS winning, it is Islamic statehood and the beginning of the end of our Constitution?

    Why so hard to just spit out the truth?

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 10 May 2020 - 3:46 am

    The Malays ought to learn why Chinese emperors, when they reform their govt, the first thing they do is kill the eunuchs. Azmin, his team and followers did what they did.

  4. #4 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 10 May 2020 - 11:30 am

    Bersatu is a creation of Mahathir and reflects his hypocrisy and conflict of Mahathir and his ideas. Fact is Bersatu is at least a part Ketuanan believer believing much of the same things UMNO-PAS does. Bersatu got together because of fight against corruption, namely Najib-Rosmah regime but also because of feudal opportunism – they followed Mahathir and the opportunity he can dish out to them.. It was always mostly about just getting rid of Najib-Rosmah from power not about complete change – it was not even about punishing Najib-Rosmah regime – something that should have been added to the Manifesto and the PH coalition agreement.

    Well, Najib-Rosmah has fallen, the main job of Bersatu is done. Mahathir is the wrong person for real change because he was the one who was responsible for the system, the culture. Bersatu was always the wrong for real change. But what is now reveal is that PKR, the factionalism, was also not quite right in leading real change.

    Like it or not, the Malays do not have the determination for real change ultimately – their far right do not even think there is any need, in fact, they want even more of where they were heading believing in some magic religion can replace technocracy at least technocracy not that hard to do, religion cannot fail too badly what technocracy is superior, a complete misunderstanding how hard it truly is.

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