The Dr Mahathir ‘Show’ at Parliament today (8 Nov 2016)

Opposition lawmakers will host Dr Mahathir and former minister Tan Sri Sanusi Junid ostensibly to demonstrate their concern over a “crisis” in the country’s parliamentary democracy, chiefly regarding the powers of the Speaker.

Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia this year pushed through parliamentary reforms such as a special chamber to discuss matters of public importance, dedicated time to question ministers, and shortening the notice period to 10 days to ask additional questions.

8 Nov 2016

Dr M leaves Parliament with a heavy heart


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Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed sadness after “returning” to Parliament, because of what is transpiring within its walls.

“I think I might have been here for some social events (after retirement in 2003), but this is the first time I am visiting the new building.

“It looks very (nice). It is a fantastic building, but I don’t feel happy. I feel sad. The building is okay, but the content is not,” Mahathir told reporters after attending an opposition meeting to discuss the erosion of parliamentary immunity.

Dr M’s Parliament trip just for show, minister says

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 — Opposition lawmakers’ invitation for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to visit Parliament and support legislative reforms is just political theatre, according to Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.

The minister in the Prime Minister’s Department pointed out that Parliament already has Standing Orders for lawmakers to raise topics of interest as well as mechanisms and procedures to adjudicate matters fairly.

“As such, I am of the view that the attendance of Tun Dr Mahathir will not bring any meaning to the parliamentary system today.

“Could the parliamentary reforms introduced under Datuk Seri Najib Razak be realised under his (Dr Mahathir’s) time as prime minister?” she said in a statement.

Opposition lawmakers will host Dr Mahathir and former minister Tan Sri Sanusi Junid ostensibly to demonstrate their concern over a “crisis” in the country’s parliamentary democracy, chiefly regarding the powers of the Speaker.

Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia this year pushed through parliamentary reforms such as a special chamber to discuss matters of public importance, dedicated time to question ministers, and shortening the notice period to 10 days to ask additional questions.

The 4th PM of Malaysia from 1981 to 2003, Tun Mahathir is back to parliament today but now on the other side of the political aisle.

Meeting between Tun Mahathir & current lawmakers to discuss freedom of speech in Parliament to speak up on issues

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Sedang berlangsung dgn Tun M di parlimen sbg solidariti mempertahankan hak ahli parlimen bersuara tanpa ugutan OSA!

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