Author: Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Yusof & Lutfi Hakim Ariff
Publication Date: Feb 2022
Despite his or her title, the Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat is rarely heard.
Tan Sri Ariff Yusof reveals his side of the storey by dissecting the events and procedures of Parliament and providing an insider’s view of the unprecedented political developments that led to the fall of the Pakatan Harapan government in 2020 and his eventual removal in this brief recollection of his brief tenure as the Dewan Rakyat Speaker. Meanwhile, a global pandemic breaks out, prompting the government’s response to be shaky and Parliament to be suspended.
In the current state of affairs, can we expect any changes from the Parliament? Is there a political motivation to break new ground beyond race and religion? Is it possible for a single speaker to make a difference?
PART 1: THE BEGINNING
Chapter 1: A Short History of Everything, Not Quite A Memoir
Chapter 2: Jumping Into The Fray
Chapter 3: An Unnecessary Show of Partisan Politics
Chapter 4: No. 3, Jalan Tunku, Bukit Tunku
PART 2: MANAGING THE DEWAN
Chapter 5: Taking Charge
Chapter 6: Speaker, You’re Our Boss!
Chapter 7: Point of Order!
Chapter 8: The Bad, The Crude, The Obscene and The Literary
PART 3: THE REFORMS
Chapter 9: Reforms and Changing Political Culture
Chapter 10: Merakyatkan Parlimen – Formulating A People’s Parliament
Chapter 11: Writing The Malaysian Erskine May
Chapter 12: Senate Issues: Money Bills and Anti-Fake News
Chapter 13: The Constitutional Amendments of Undi 18 and Malaysia Act 1963
PART 4: THE POLITICAL STORM
Chapter 14: The Gathering Dark Clouds
Chapter 15: The Sheraton Move and Its Effects on Parliament and The Speaker’s Office
Chapter 16: Parliament and The Pandemic
Chapter 17: Motion of No-confidence and The Half-Day Parliament
Chapter 18: The Truncated, Suspended Parliament
Chapter 19: Ouster!