A Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) which originates in the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy (i.e: British Parliament), is made up of a small number of parliamentary members appointed to oversee a particular issue or area of issues to be reported back to the Parliament. Others adopting the same model are Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia.
Every ministerial portfolio should be subject to scrutiny by one parliamentary select committee, as is practised in the UK House of Commons. The Malaysian Cabinet under the Perikatan Nasional government 1.0 for instance, had 31 ministerial portfolios, but only nine PSCs are found. An increase in the number of PSCs to cover more ministries is critically needed to provide a check and balance to governmental decisions and should reflect the Dewan Rakyat composition of both government and opposition parties.
June 18, 2022 There is an immediate need for the country’s laws to be transformed to keep up with changing times, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said. Officiating at the Golden Jubilee celebration of University Malaya’s (UM) Faculty of Law, he said improvements will ensure the wellbeing of Keluarga Malaysia (the Malaysian Family). The Prime Minister […]
June 8, 2022 The Parliament Transformation Committee meeting today agreed to provide Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar with the mandate to conduct engagement sessions with stakeholders about preparations involved in the Parliament transformation. The Malaysia Parliament Communication Department announced a statement today that the matter would involve the formulation […]
June 8, 2022 The Parliamentary Special Select Committee (PSSC) to study a bill aimed at restricting MPs from switching parties has completed its duties. In a statement today, PSSC chairperson and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Parliament) Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said all questions raised by the cabinet on June 1 have […]
June 2, 2022 Two issues regarding a bill prohibiting Members of Parliament from switching parties, have been raised by the Cabinet when it was brought to the Cabinet meeting yesterday. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Parliament) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said Attorney-General Tan Sri Idrus Harun had given an […]
May 14, 2022 The draft of the proposed anti-hopping law is ready and the Parliament Special Select Committee (PSSC) is racing to table the Bill in the Dewan Rakyat in July, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. The Attorney General’s Chambers has submitted the draft to the committee, which will meet on May […]
April 21, 2022 The “Ulasan Lembaga Penasihat Pencegahan Rasuah (LPPR) 2020” a compilation of findings by the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board which outlines seven proposals for improvement in efforts to fight corruption in the country will soon be submitted to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Special Committee on Corruption (JKMR) chairman Tan Sri Rais […]
April 21, 2022 Buku ‘Ulasan Lembaga Penasihat Pencegahan Rasuah (LPPR) 2020’ yang menggariskan tujuh cadangan penambahbaikan usaha memerangi rasuah di negara ini akan segera dikemukakan kepada Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, kata Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Khas Mengenai Rasuah (JKMR), Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim. Rais yang juga Yang Dipertua Dewan Negara berkata, JKMR akan […]
April 21, 2022 Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar is optimistic that the parliamentary special select committee on the anti-hopping law, can prepare a statement containing the proposal for the relevant bill within a month. Wan Junaidi said this was because the committee members are legal experts, however, […]
April 20, 2022 In response to former Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusoff’s statement regarding anti-party hopping laws, de facto law minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the former must understand the need to set up a Special Select Committee under Standing Order 81 (1). In a statement, Wan Junadidi […]
January 18, 2022 Four members of a parliamentary select committee (PSC) that was to grill Azam Baki tomorrow say the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief cannot override Parliament and must show up when summoned by the PSC. At a press conference, Kota Melaka MP Khoo Poay Tiong also urged the chairman of the PSC on […]