Khairy urges govt to share in­for­ma­tion with Op­po­si­tion MPs

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KUALA LUMPUR: Rem­bau Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Khairy Ja­malud­din has called on the gov­ern­ment to share nec­es­sary in­for­ma­tion such as gov­ern­ment ex­pen­di­ture and rev­enue with Op­po­si­tion MPs, to prevent leak­ages.

Khairy said the ef­fort was in line with the Pakatan Hara­pan gov­ern­ment’s vi­sion to re­form Par­lia­ment as the coun­try’s most im­por­tant demo­cratic in­sti­tu­tion.

“Per­haps the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment was too se­cre­tive, so much so it courted crit­i­cism. How­ever, if the (cur­rent) gov­ern­ment wants to se­ri­ously curb cor­rup­tion, the key lies with an Op­po­si­tion which can carry out checks and bal­ances.

“We are the ones who will mon­i­tor the gov­ern­ment’s spend­ing, as well as the big projects and con­tracts awarded by them,” he said af­ter ap­pear­ing as a guest on the ‘MACC 360’ pro­gramme aired on Ber­nama Ra­dio yes­ter­day.

MACC 360 is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort be­tween the Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion’s (MACC) ra­dio sta­tion, and Ber­nama Ra­dio to high­light is­sues re­lat­ing to cor­rup­tion, in­tegrity and gov­er­nance.

Khairy said to en­sure a suc­cess­ful re­form of Par­lia­ment, the Op­po­si­tion’s shadow cab­i­net should also be recog­nised and in­sti­tu­tion­alised. - Ber­nama

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