The Role of Technology in Advancing Parliamentary Outreach and Civil Society Engagement in Malaysia
About the Parliament of Malaysia. Written on September, 2021
The landscape of parliamentary democracy in Malaysia has been through significant changes, especially post the 2018 general elections, which saw a new government in power for the first time in 62 years. This change, coupled with the global COVID-19 pandemic, has brought new challenges and opportunities for how the Malaysian Parliament interacts with civil society. The issue at hand explores how technological means can be leveraged for enhanced parliamentary outreach to civil society, with a particular focus on the Malaysian context.