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Parliamentary Speech, 8th March 2018 – First Session of Parliament

I am thankful for this opportunity to deliver my speech on the motion of thanks for the royal address by His Majesty The Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Before I continue my speech, I request the permission of my friends on this side and over on that side as I have many issues to debate; therefore, I will not have time to give way to interventions.

I wish to take this opportunity to raise several issues which will give a more accurate picture of Barisan Nasional (BN)’s track record under the leadership of The Hon. Prime Minister (MP for Pekan) approaching GE14, so that the rakyat can know the truth about BN’s track record.

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Why MPs need good parliamentary researchers

(Also published on Malaysiakini)

To the casual observer, parliamentary proceedings in Malaysia would probably seem like a waste of time. The salient images from parliament are probably that of MPs from either side shouting and berating each other, the speaker throwing ‘misbehaving’ MPs out of the dewan and MPs tearing pieces of paper in shows of defiance.

But behind the scenes, outside the spotlight of live coverage and debate, there’s actually a lot which an MP can and should do in parliament. But for us to be more effective in our job as legislators, we need capable, experienced and diligent parliamentary researchers.

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Parliament Questions: 3rd Session 2014 (7.10.2014 – 27.11.2014)

Questions for the Third Parliamentary Session 2014 – Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Member of Parliament for Serdang

Oral Questions

1) Dr. Ong Kian Ming (Serdang) asks the Minister of Education to explain why RM6.5 million was allocated to build SRJK Bukit Serdang with 36 classrooms but the school that was built only has 22 classrooms.

2) Dr. Ong Kian Ming (Serdang) asks the Prime Minister to disclose the government allocation given to Perdana University under the Public Private Partnership and why this funding should continue given the non-payment of fees to the Johns Hopkins University that led to JHU breaking off ties with the PUGSOM program.

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