By Tunku Zain Al-'Abidin Muhriz
This booklet contains articles chosen commonly from the author's column, Abiding instances, in theSun, Malaysia, in addition to people with Tengku Zatashah Idris, Syed Haizam Jamalullail, Sharyn Shufiyan and Quek Sue Yian. released among March 2008 and August 2010, they have been written within the interval after Tunku Zain's go back from the united states and as much as the Proclamation of the eleventh Yang di-Pertuan Besar. From calling for the tests and balances so the most important to the powerful functioning of a democratic society to be bolstered, to reminding all members in a democratic society in their rights and tasks, the author writes in language that's effortless to learn and with a wry experience of humour.
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How much power should representatives have? What electoral system should be used? Are there some things that shouldn’t be changed even if a majority wish it? Should we elect different people for different purposes? Should we elect individuals or parties? This last question is important in the context of Anwar’s proposed crossovers: if we elect individuals then they have the right to switch parties; but if we elect parties then they shouldn’t—under our Westminster system, the former is true. An event last weekend co-organised by the Malaysia Think Tank and the Centre for Public Policy Studies asked many of these questions in relation to local council reforms.
He wrested the federal seat of Rawang from the leader of the Socialist Front in a campaign that would be unimaginable today. ” After the war, he trained as a civil servant via London and Glasgow but then decided to run for political office. He wrested the federal seat of Rawang from the leader of the Socialist Front in a campaign that would be unimaginable today. Looking back reminds us that it is not merely why we contest that matters, but how. The way activists and politicians have behaved of late in Permatang Pauh would have been inconceivable in his time—yet there are those who so idiotically claim that the past was less noble than the present.
This devolution enables the townsfolk of Seremban to demand different things to the city dwellers of Kuala Terengganu; the new political balance will require Menteris Besar and Chief Ministers to be alert to appraising and responding to these desires. I started with our first Prime Minister, and I end with our first Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Rahman, whose commitment to federal parliamentary democracy never floundered. He vociferously denounced the MacMichael treaties which had formed the Malayan Union, campaigning strongly for the Federation of Malaya, and during his federal reign he flatly refused to sack the Prime Minister, arguing that that would interfere with the sovereignty of parliament.
Abiding Times by Tunku Zain Al-'Abidin Muhriz