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Parliament Is Not A Rubber Stamp, Says PM

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak stressed that he has never considered the Parliament as a rubber stamp but rather an effective institution to formulate the laws of the country.

He said to formulate the best laws, the members of legislature were given the opportunity to debate and give proposals on the bill tabled by the government which proved the Parliament was not merely to pass laws put up by the executive.

“While laws are introduced by the executive, the legislature could also give their views and proposals and sometimes, the proposals are accepted and made into amendments into the bill for debate.

“This shows the executive including myself, has never assume the Parliament as a rubber stamp. In fact I appreciate the quality of debate including proposals brought up by members of the Parliament during debate at the Parliament,” he said when speaking at the opening of the 2015 Conference of Malaysian Parliament and State Assembly Speakers here Saturday. – BERNAMA

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