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.
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 […]
October 6, 2021 The government and the opposition have agreed to change the composition of all Parliamentary Special Select Committees and the matter is expected to be laid before the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday. Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun said the matter would first be brought to the House Committee tomorrow for a […]
July 19, 2021 (PN) Centre for Health and Social Policy chief executive officer (CEO) Azrul Mohd Khalib Galen, said Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) meetings should be broadcasted live to ensure participation of the public in the democratic process. In view of the state of Emergency imposed nationwide since January 12 this year, the public has […]
July 13, 2021 (PN) Following the news of the reconvening of Parliament, this webinar aimed to highlight the role of Parliament in policy making as well as the pivotal role played by Parliamentary Special Select Committees (PSSC). Unlike parliaments in the UK and Canada, which meet some 135-150 days a year, the Malaysian Parliament only […]
November 11, 2020 (PN) Nine bipartisan Special Select Committees (SSC) will be set up to replace the 10 SSCs formed during the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration following the announcement made by Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun on November 2. The current SSCs operating are as follows: SSCs previously under PH The current […]
November 02, 2020 (PN) Perikatan Nasional’s Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun proposed the setting up of nine select committees which effectively abolished the select committees during the Pakatan Harapan administration. The special select committees would concern: – Fundamental Liberty and Constitutional Rights– Finance and Economy– Security– Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department– Agriculture […]