Civil societies welcome Malaysia’s plans to adopt hybrid Parliament, citing successful rollout in the UK

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — The Malaysian government’s plans to study a hybrid Parliament model — involving a combination of physical and online processes — is a welcome move, with the model already successfully adopted in the United Kingdom, civil society groups have said.

When contacted, electoral reform group Bersih 2.0’s chairman Thomas Fann said the group “welcomes” Law Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan’s announcement last week that the government is looking into conducting Parliament sittings in a hybrid manner.

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