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Here’s How Often Your Political Party Leaders Showed Up To Parliament

Here’s How Often Your Political Party Leaders Showed Up To Parliament

Elected Members of Parliament (MP) are meant to represent the people of their constituency in parliament, but do they even show up?

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You thought attendance was just a thing of the past and only applicable in school? Surprise, surprise: your attendance is tracked at work too. And surprise, surprise: this applies to your MPs too, who are technically working for you.

In Malaysia, Parliament is the legislative authority and enacts laws to be enforced nationwide. It passes Federal Laws, amends existing laws, examines the government’s policies, and approves expenditures as well as taxes. The Parliament also serves as the forum to discuss matters of public interest.

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MPs are representatives of the people. They are supposed to listen to the concerns of the people in their constituency and bring that up in Parliament to be discussed. If your MPs are not present in Parliament, how will they be the bridge between their people and the government? In fact, they are even paid RM400 in allowances per day just to attend parliamentary meetings.

In the interest of keeping things concise, here are some of the attendance rates of the leaders of major political coalitions, as tracked by MYMP:

Perikatan Nasional (PN)

Prime Minister Candidate:
Muhyiddin Yassin, Pagoh (25/89)

Lowest attendance:
Zahid Hamidi, Bagan Datuk (42/89)
Ahmad Faizal Azumu, Tambun (36/89)
Syed Abu Hussin, Bukit Gantang (35/89)
Hamzah Zainuddin, Larut (25/89)

Abdul Hadi Awang, Marang (28/89)

Jeffrey Kitingan, Keningau (40/89)

Barisan Nasional (BN)

Prime Minister Candidate:
Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Bera (32/89)

Lowest attendance:
Mahdzir Khalid, Padang Terap (34/89)
Adham Baba, Tenggara (33/89)
Hishammuddin Hussein, Sembrong (32/89)
Reezal Merican Naina Merican, Kepala Batas (26/89)

Wee Ka Siong, Ayer Hitam (62/89)
Wee Jeck Seng, Tanjung Piai (80/89)

Saravan Murugan, Tapah (41/89)

Arthur Joseph Kurup, Pensiangan (78/89)

Pakatan Harapan (PH)

Prime Minister Candidate:
Anwar Ibrahim, Port Dickson (83/89)

Lowest Attendance:
Christina Liew Chin Jin, Tawau (38/89)
Michael Teo, Miri (29/89)

Anthony Loke Siew Fook, Seremban (89/89)

Lowest attendance:
Chow Kon Yeow, Tanjong (36/89)

Shafie Apdal, Semporna (32/89)

Mohamad Sabu, Kota Raja (87/89)

Wilfred Madius Tangau, Tuaran (89/89)

Syed Saddiq Syed Abd Rahman, Muar (88/89)

Gerakan Tanah Air (GTA)

Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Langkawi (35/89)

Attendance is a basic part of your job. Imagine if you just decided to not show up to your school or work more than half the time!

For an easy way to check out the performance of your MPs, check out MYMP, a simple site that gives you a great overview into the representatives of the people.

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