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Strengthen check and balance governance in Sabah – Ewon



6 Dec 2021

By Wartawan Nabalu News


KOTA KINABALU: Kadamaian State Assemblyman Datuk Ewon Benedick today reiterated the recommendation for the State Government to start a reform agenda to improve the check and balance governance with the establishment of special committees in the State Legislative Assembly (DUN).


“Among those in the Sabah Reform Agenda that we have submitted to the Government are the establishment of special House committees for each existing ministry and extension of the DUN sitting period starting next year in accordance with the increase in the number of Assemblymen so that all matters and issues can be brought here.


“Administrative reform includes involving Elected Representatives outside the Government in the District Development Action Committee and the District Disaster Management Committee. Almost half of the present-day Sabah Members of Parliaments (MPs) are outside the Government but when they speak in the Dewan Rakyat, they are voicing the interests of the people of Sabah.


"Therefore, it is reasonable to involve all MPs and state assemblymen in both committees," he said.


Ewon said this while debating the 2022 Sabah Budget at the DUN sitting, today.


“I also appreciate the Chief Minister's commitment to channel a touchpoint allocation of RM200,000 so far to all state assemblymen. This makes it easier for us to help the people, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, during natural disasters and to assist the people's gotong-royong activities.


"This is a reform that has been introduced and can be further strengthened," he stated.

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