The Dewan Negara reviews legislation that has been passed by the Dewan Rakyat.
They both meet at the Houses of Parliament.
Both houses must pass a bill before it can be sent to the King for royal assent.
BUT The Dewan Negara may not formally reject bills; it is only allowed to delay their passage by one month, or up to a year under certain circumstances.
In other words, no matter how much the members of the Dewan Negara would object to a bill, the bill can bypass their approval.
Doesn't sound like they're of much use, yah?
Look at some of our illustrious members
- Lee Chong Meng
- Muhammad bin Muhammad Taib
- Nor Hayati Binti Tan Sri Dato' Seri Onn
hmmm.... the thoughts flashing through Lulu's mind - intergrity and people dont want to elect them so let the government appoint them.
so, as Lulu was wondering, wondering, wondering, Luluis beginning to think that it is indeed a safe haven for failed-but-not-yet-give-up politicians.
Look at the chap from Bukit Bintang. Failed, but not yet give up. If Lulu's not mistaken, his 2 terms are coming up soon, and he cannot stay in the Dewan Negara for a third term. Hence his bid to be seen as the defender of traders, fending of demolition of infamous food court where foreign women, especially Chinese national, hang out to offer sexual services and organising "protests" in hotels for traders as far as Jln Alor who were affected by the Bersih rally.
then it made Lulu think of a soon to be rejected MP.
ahh.... there is still hope for Lulu's MP!
Lulu did think before this -
The solution, my friend, can be found in the Dewan Negara.
As long as there is a Dewan Negara in Malaysia, she has a place to seek political refuge. She [and her boss] need not give up her dreams and aspirations.
Senator Datin Paduka CMF.... well.... it's a good consolation for someone who did not win, and it does sound more glamour than plain ol YB. Hope she'll get used to it.