Reform Parliament

Manifesto items have been compiled from articles and statements on the internet and Aliran sources. The following sources are referred to by the following initials and you can reach them by clicking on the following hyperlinks:
PP: People’s Plan, part of The People’s Declaration updated 2008 for GE12 in Haris Ibrahim’s blog.
CR: Agenda for Concrete Reforms, drawn up by civil society leaders for GE13 as reported by Dr Kua Kia Soong in Malaysiakini.
BJ: Buku Jingga, Pakatan Rakyat’s manifesto for GE13.
B5: Bersih 5 Demands

If more information on a particular manifesto item is available, you can reach it by clicking on its hyperlink, indicated by blue text.

To indicate whether you are for or against this manifesto item, click on either the for or anti radio button and click Vote. You can only vote once for each item from the same computer. Go to this page to choose your top 10 most important manifesto items for inclusion in the Citizens’ Manifesto for GE14.

RefManifesto ItemSourceImplementClassification 
B1The Public Accounts Committee in Parliament and State Assemblies to be chaired by an Opposition MemberCR1 yearSpecific
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B2Limiting the office of the prime minister, menteri besar and chief minister to two terms in office and elected representatives to four terms in officeCR, PP1 yearSpecific
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B3Electing representatives to the Dewan Negara (Senate)CR1 yearMore work required
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B4Requiring all elected representatives to publicly declare their assets and incomes as well as those of their wives and childrenCR, PP, B51 yearSpecific
  • 1 .
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B5Re-introducing elected local governmentsCR, PP, B51 yearMore work required
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B6Decentralizing social services such as education, housing, transport and even community policing, to be managed by elected local councilsCR, B5Mid termMore work required
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B7The number of Ministers in the Prime Minister’s department must be limited so that the PM cannot buy support by appointing MPs as Ministers in his department.Ronnie Ooi1 yearSpecific
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B8Ensure the Speaker is elected with support from both sides of the HouseRonnie Ooi1 yearSpecific
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B9Barring the prime minister from simultaneously holding the office of finance minister
B51 yearSpecific
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B10Expanding the number and power of parliamentary committees to improve quality of both law-making and ministerial scrutiny
B51 yearMore work required
B11Multipartisan and inclusive agenda-setting to ensure parliamentarians’ participation
B51 yearMore work required
B12“Non-governmental business” days for opposition and government backbench MPs
B51 yearSpecific
B13Reintroducing the Parliamentary Services Act
B51 yearMore work required
B14Reintroducing the Parliamentary Services Act
B51 yearMore work required

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