Dewan Rakyat gets new secretary

PETALING JAYA: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today announced the appointment of an officer in charge of parliamentary affairs at the Prime Minister’s Department as the new Dewan Rakyat secretary.

Nizam Mydin Bacha Mydin replaces Riduan Rahmat, who has been made the under-secretary of the Senate Management Division in the Dewan Negara.

Nizam, 45, who holds a PhD in law with a focus on Parliament, was also the assistant secretary attached to the Parliament on constitutional and communications matters between governments.

He had also worked as an administrative and diplomatic officer in the Prime Minister’s Department since 2005.

The main role of the Dewan Rakyat secretary is to assist the speaker in ensuring that proceedings run smoothly.

The secretary prepares the relevant documents to ensure that the day’s debate papers and questions as well as answer papers are updated for the house and for the Parliament portal.

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