Azalina should think twice about mooting fixed-term parliament act

Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azalina Othman Said wants a fixed-term parliament act for the reason of political stability, but such an act may make Parliament too rigid when it needs to be flexible. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 15, 2021.

ONE of the potential reforms that has been touted by Deputy Speaker Azalina Othman Said to solve the current political impasse and ‘stabilise’ the country is the introduction of a fixed-term parliament act (FTPA).

As a plea for political stability and good governance, Azalina has argued recently that the government of the day should consider concrete reforms such as legislating FTPA, like the United Kingdom, to preserve the honour of Malaysia’s Parliament.

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