Lim Kit Siang dan Reformasi Parlimen Malaysia

Lim Kit Siang and Parliamentary Reform


  • Chin Tong Liew
  • Mohammad Fakhrurrazi Mohd Rashid



Parliamentary Democracy, Dewan Rakyat, Lim Kit Siang, Parliamentary Reforms


The domination of the ruling party, Barisan Nasional (BN), in Parliament since the early 1970s have stifled the function of Parliament as a check and balance towards the government. The domination of the executive and the rigid nature of Parliament caused the ineffectiveness of the role of Parliament. This ineffectiveness gave birth to the idea for the reformation of Parliament to ensure that Parliament performs its role in scrutinizing the executive and fulfilling the aspirations of the rakyat. Among the Members of Parliament who were committed to advocate for the reformation of Parliament is Kit Siang who is known widely as a statesman and Malaysiandemocrat. This paper examines the ideas for reforming Parliament as discussed by Kit Siang since the 1970s that have brought a significance to the transformation of Parliament into a more democratic and balanced institution. The ideas for reforming Parliament should be disseminated and Parliamentary procedures should be strengthened for the good for the coming generation.


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