A political academy to train MPs?

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Dewan Negara President Rais Yatim recently proposed a political academy to be created to provide official training to elected representatives.

BFM hears from Muar MP and Muda co-founder Syed Saddiq on his experience with learning on the job. It then speaks with political scientist Prof Wong Chin Huat about whether an academy would help MPs develop better policymaking skills for more effective governance.

Producers: Kelvin Yee, Tasha Fusil and Alia Zefri

Presenters: Lee Chwi Lynn and Sharmilla Ganesan

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Gursharan Singh
Gursharan Singh
19 Apr 2021 8.35pm

Is this another indication and admission that aspiring politicians may have little or no expertise to be elected and now call for an academy to train them after being elected?

Will this proposal not result in usage of millions RM of taxpayers funds as they will be enjoying high remuneration packages and thus be perceived as waste of public funds?

Bless all