Consider This: Fixed-Term Parliament Act - The Dissolution Dilemma

Jan 18, 02:33 PM

An alleged plot to topple the government has raised concerns about the potential recurrence of the political instability in 2020 triggered by the Sheraton Move. As a consequence, calls for a Fixed-Term Parliament Act have come to the fore - a bill aimed at, in theory, making the process of calling for an early dissolution of Parliament more rigorous. Is this a positive reform towards strengthening parliamentary democracy in Malaysia? Or a knee-jerk reaction to the so-called ‘Dubai Move’- one with potential unintended consequences? On this episode of #ConsiderThis Melisa Idris speaks to  Professor Dr Nik Ahmad Kamal Nik Mahmood, Dr Tricia Yeoh, and Professor Wong Chin Huat.