Co-President Gan Ping Sieu Proposing Amendments to the Government Proceedings Act 1956
Thursday, September 27, 2018
The recent Federal court ruling which allows the Federal and State governments to sue individuals for defamation is wrong in principle and has a chilling effect on the freedom of speech in this country.  >> read more
 
Co-President Gan Ping Sieu on Azhar Harun's appointment as the Election Commission Chairman
Sunday, September 23, 2018
While we laud the appointment of prominent lawyer Azhar Harun as the new Election Commission chairman, it should have followed due process, including approval by Parliament. Under Promise 17 of Pakatan Harapan's manifesto, it was stated that "Appointments of members of the Election Commission will be through the process of approval by the Parliament."  >> read more
 
Vice President, Ng Yeen Seen on Reducing Marriage Age to 14 for Girls.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Just before the nation could welcome and applaud the DPM YB Wan Azizah’s stance that the government will raise the minimum age of marriage for both sexes to 18; fellow Malaysians usher in the weekend with yet another appalling and shocking piece of news that Sabah Mufti wants marriage age to be reduced to 14 for girls.  >> read more
 
Vice-President Ms Ng Yeen Seen on Child Marriages
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Not too long ago, the nation was shocked with the young bride from Kelantan of Thai descent and our Ministry of Women Affairs pledged to develop a standard operating procedure (SOP) to impose stricter guidelines to standardise screening processes for marriages involving minors.  >> read more
 
By Vice-President Dato Simon Lim Seng Chai On The AG's Decision to Drop Charges Against Lim Guan Eng
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
The Attorney-General's Chambers should publicly state the reasons for withdrawing corruption charges against former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng yesterday. While it is not customary for the Chambers to explain its prosecutorial decisions, this should be done in the spirit of transparency espoused by the new Federal government. This is especially so for high profile cases.  >> read more
 
Vice-President Dato' Simon Lim Seng Chai on the Government's Decision Concerning the Forest City Project
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The Federal government should be cautious when issuing policy statements, especially involving massive projects to ensure continued investors' confidence in the country. Of late, there has been an unsettling pattern in the way major government decisions are announced, the latest being the foreign ownership in the Forest City project in Johor.  >> read more
 
On Political Appointments on Khazanah Board
Friday, August 03, 2018
Whilst the new members of the Khazanah Board are men of calibre, membership of the Board should not comprise politicians or Cabinet members.  >> read more
 
Do Malaysians Trust Public Institutions? (II)
Thursday, July 05, 2018
PETALING JAYA, 5 July 2018: Honesty and dedication to serve are the top two attributes voters expect from politicians, a survey carried out earlier this year suggests. The same survey also found politicians to be the least trusted among the eight institutions polled.  >> read more
 
By Vice-President, Datuk Simon Lim Seng Chai on Decision To Place Key Government Agencies Under Parliament
Monday, July 02, 2018
The decision to place nine key agencies under Parliament is the right move to enhance transparency and accountability - ideals championed and promoted by CENBET. Being powerful agencies funded by public money, they rightfully should report directly to Parliament. These institutions are not to serve the government of the day, but to ensure that the peoples' interests are upheld.  >> read more
 
Survey findings - Do Malaysians Trust Public Institutions? (I)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
PETALING JAYA, 12 June 2018: Putrajaya needs to address the public’s trust deficit with government institutions, with the local authorities and the courts recording worrying trust gaps, according to a nationwide survey carried out early this year.  >> read more
 
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