Monday, October 25, 2010
Parliamentary Study Tours
The activities of members of parliament (MP) have always attracted the attention of news reporters.
The most recent ones were about the MPs plans to visit foreign countries to conduct comparative studies.on various matters, such as : about Scouts in South Africa, about Ethics in Greece, about Poverty in the United States, and about Financial Service Authority in Great Britain, Germany, Japan and South Korea.
In my humble opinion, MPs as lawmakers and controller of the government may always conduct comparative studies to any countries of the world as long as the subject matters are necessary and our country's budget can afford them.
In this regards, I felt that only the Financial Service Authority study is necessary at this time of day While the others can be done locally by using the internet to obtain whatever information they want to get. As MPs I am sure they can communicate easily with their foreign counterparts or others.
Last but not least I hope that the MPs would be more diligent, and do not sleep, when they are doing their main jobs as MPs, i.e. controlling the government, and making laws, especially that until September they have only made 7 out of 70 laws they planned to make in 2010.
1) Menyorot Studi Banding DPR ke Empat Negara (Tempointeraktif)
2) Bima Arya : DPR Bisa Manfaatkan PPI (Kompas)
3) Evaluasi Kinerja DPR (Voice of Indonesia)
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