UK MPs surprised at Selangor opposition’s many benefits


SHAH ALAM, JULY 24: United Kingdom (UK) Members of Parliament were surprised when they learnt that the Selangor State Assembly allocated the Public Accounting Committee Chairman’s position to an opposition elected official.

Assembly Speaker Hannah Yeoh said the surprise was related to her by four UK MPs who visited the assembly today.

“They met me before the assembly began to inquire about the assembly’s reformation and the difference between practices here compared with the Parliament and other state assemblies.

“They were surprised to see how Selangor is conducting reforms including creating the PAC that must be helmed by the opposition and other benefits,” she told SelangorKini at the Annex Building recently.

At the same time, Yeoh said the Assembly has received many visitors from developed nations including Commonwealth countries who come to see for themselves how democracy is practised here.

“We have good relations with the British High Commisioner and other commissions and arrange regular dialogues and exchange of ideas.

“Therefore, they feel the need to see how different the assembly is conducted for themselves,” she said

The four UK MPs who visited the assembly were Sir David Amess, Chris Leslie, Baroness Northover and RT Hon John Whittingdale.

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