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Dewan Negara's role in a changing political landscape

Geraldine Tong  |  Published:  |  Modified:

While Pakatan Harapan may have taken over the Dewan Rakyat with its 124-seat victory in the 14th general election, the Senate has remained dominated by BN.

Though it was supposed to have 70 members, currently the Dewan Negara only has 49 members - 40 of them are from BN, with the remaining nine members split among NGO representatives, Pakatan Harapan and PAS.

This is why Pakatan Harapan leaders have often called the Senate a "rubber stamp" that will approve any bill passed by the then BN-dominated Dewan Rakyat...

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