Government dissolving present 10 Parliamentary Select Committees and replacing them with one master Parliamentary Select Committee.
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 10 parliamentary select committees under the Pakatan Harapan government:
- Consideration of Bills Committee
- Budget Committee
- Gender Equality Committee
- Major Public Appointments Committee
- Defence and Home Affairs Committee
- Federal State Relations Committee
- Election Committee
- International Relations and Trade Committee
- Human Rights and Constitutional Affairs Committee
- Science, Innovation and Environment Committee
Parliament will be putting 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.