When lawmakers play hooky

Mustafa K. Anuar

Speaker Johari Abdul has proposed to display the names of absent MPs on the Dewan Rakyat’s website for public scrutiny, in a bid to boost attendance. – AFP pic, November 10, 2023.

Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar

IT is unfortunate and concerning that absenteeism among our lawmakers has reached a point where it could disrupt an otherwise smooth flow of parliamentary proceedings.

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