CSI-Parliament’s legislative partners: 9 MPs (100%) and 8 SAs (80%)! (Updated)

In this election, the Civil Society Initiative for Parliamentary Reform (CSI-Parliament) has backed eight parliamentary candidates and eight state candidates on their pledges to private member’s bills.

The results show that our preference is shared by many voters.

All of our nine parliamentary candidates have made it to Parliament.

P48 Bukit Bendera – Liew Chin Tong (DAP)
P50 Jelutong – Jeff Ooi (DAP)
P96 Kuala Selangor – Dr Dzulkifli Ahmad (PAS)
P100 Klang – Charles Santiago (DAP)
P102 Serdang – Teo Nie Ching (DAP)

P104 Kelana Jaya – Loh Gwo-Burne (PKR)
P105 PJ Selatan – Hee Loy Sian (PKR)
P106 PJ Utara – Tony Phua (DAP)
P107 Subang – Sivarasa Rasiah (PKR)

And eight out of our ten state candidates:

Selangor

N28 Seri Kembangan – Ean Yong Hian Wah (DAP)

N32 Setia Jaya – Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (PKR)
N34 Bukit Gasing – Edward Lee Poh Lin (DAP)

N35 Kampung Tunku – Lau Weng San (DAP)
N37 Bukit Lanjan – Wong Keat Ping @ Elizabeth Wong (PKR)
N39 Kota Damansara – Mohd Nasir Hashim (PSM)
N44 Sungai Pinang – Teng Chang Kim (DAP)

Penang

NI17 Bukit Tengah – Ong Chin Wen (PKR)

We congratulate all the 14 new lawmakers for their victory.

We are confident that the parliamentarians will carry out their promises to table private member’s bills on Freedom of Information Act, privatization of water services, gender equality, town and country planning and local elections.

As for the six state assemblypersons, they are now part of the new governments. We hope they need not to table the private member’s bills on Freedom of Information Enactment and local elections, as their state governments should instead table government bills.

The other two candidates, both from PSM,

S Arutchelvan (Selangor, N24 Semenyih)

M. Saraswathy (Perak, N31 Jelapang)

had put up a good fight but unfortunately lost the battle.

We wish them all the best and look forward to working with them in other ways.

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