A NGO known as Parliamentary Audit Committee to monitor performance of Ministers and MPs should be formed before Parliament meets on February 14

Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang

(Petaling Jaya,  Wednesday): A Non-Government Organisation, named tentatively as Parliamentary Audit Committee to monitor the performance of Ministers and MPs, should be formed  before the Dewan Rakyat meets for 32 days from 14th February to 5th April 2000 to debate the Royal Address, pass the 2000 Budget and other bills.

Such an organisation should not only monitor the performance of Ministers,  MPs and State Assembly members, but also propose wide-ranging reforms of parliamentary practices and procedures to transform the Malaysian Parliament from a nineteenth-century institution into a millennium Parliament.

Parliamentary reforms which should be given serious consideration include:


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman