The Parliamentary Services Act 1963 (PSA) had provided Parliament with rights to conduct its own administration, staffing and financing, keeping a clear line between the executive powers and Parliament. However, when this was repealed in 1992, the autonomy of Parliament was imperiled, with Parliament services moved to the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister’s Department.
After a call by lawmakers to reinstate the bill in 2005, the Parliament Service Bill was declared ready to be tabled in January 2020, with a statement that the government is fine-tuning and reviewing the establishment of the Parliament Service Commission in November 2020.
However, that was the last time anything was reported on the PSA. It is important for this Bill to be passed and not forgotten, as it will be the line of clear separation between the executive and the legislature, reducing the possibility of undue influence on either party, while upholding transparency in the governing of the country.
July 21, 2022 KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) today submitted a memorandum to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar seeking the revival of the Parliamentary Services Act with a view to ensuring an independent Parliament. The election watchdog’s […]
July 07, 2022 PETALING JAYA, July 7 — Former Johor Bahru MP Tan Sri Shahrir Samad has today mooted a return of the Parliamentary Services Act (PSA) that had kept the House independent of Putrajaya. The Umno veteran said the PSA would help restructure the Parliament and the way MPs work, which would inevitably make […]
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 Parliament Transformation Committee meeting on Wednesday agreed to provide Minister in Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Dr 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 in a statement on Wednesday […]
June 5, 2022 Refuting claims that he was being inconsistent regarding the date of the 15th general election (GE15), Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Yaakob said on Sunday (June 5) that Parliament’s dissolution is the prerogative of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Although he has been given the mandate as prime minister to advise the Yang […]
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 24, 2022 The passing of several Bills in Parliament, including anti-party hopping and political funding, will be a “golden requirement” before the general election is called, say political leaders. Pakatan Harapan communications director Fahmi Fadzil said several Bills were required to be brought to Parliament before the memorandum of understanding with the government expires […]
October 26, 2021 The Dewan Negara approved today a motion to implement the transformation of Parliament based on the principle of separation of powers between the legislative, executive and judiciary functions of the government. The motion on parliamentary transformation, tabled by senator Muhammad Zahid Md Arip, was unanimously approved after being debated by 12 members. […]
September 11, 2021 Satu Jawatankuasa khas akan diwujudkan di bawah kawal selia Yang di-Pertua Dewan Rakyat dan Timbalan Yang di-Pertua Dewan Rakyat bagi memudahkan perhubungan Kerajaan dan Parlimen, dalam ruang lingkup Transformasi Parlimen seperti yang diumumkan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob pada Jumaat. Demikian jelas Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Parlimen dan Undang-Undang), […]