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Parliamentary behaviour of the members of opposition political parties in Malaysia

Omar, Muhamad Fuzi (2008) Parliamentary behaviour of the members of opposition political parties in Malaysia. Intellectual Discourse, 16 (1). pp. 21-48. ISSN 0128-4878

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In a hegemonic consociational system practised in Malaysia, the Opposition can hardly play a dominant role in making democracy work. Nevertheless, a content analysis of the debates in the House of Representatives from 1982 to 2003 show that the opposition members have contributed to the process of check and balance in the government by asking questions to relevant ministries and by initiating adjournment motions. In the process, they not merely attacked the government for their failure but also suggested alternative policies some of which were implemented by the ruling coalition

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2414/39473
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dewan Rakyat, Barisan Nasional, opposition parties, adjournment motion, question time
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr Muhamad Fuzi Omar
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 08:58
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2014 08:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39473

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