Speaker aims for higher quality debates among Selangor Assemblymen
Last update: 18/04/2019
Ng Suee Lim
SHAH ALAM, April 18 (Bernama) -- The Selangor State Assembly Speaker's Office is aiming to increase the quality of debates among assemblymen in the upcoming State Assembly.
Selangor State Assembly Speaker Ng Suee Lim said this was decided in the Selangor State Assembly Effective Researchers' Workshop organised today.
She said the one-day workshop was timely to provide exposure and knowledge to the assemblymen's research teams and assistants on their important role during the sitting.
"The assistant and researcher's task is not only managing their respective assemblymen's schedule but also to help find the relevant data and information for them during the assembly session.
"When the bill is debated, various information needs to be sought because any government policy will impact the people. Hence, the quality of the debate should benefit and assist the government to form the best policy framework,” she said in a press conference after officiating the workshop here today.
About 45 Selangor assemblymen's researchers and assistants including from the opposition attended the workshop which was jointly organised by the Speaker's Office, Institut Darul Ehsan (IDE), and the Malaysian Democracy and Citizenship Education Academy (APDK).