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Parliament in Session

Despite the fact that majority of our students in our Diploma programmes have not reached the minimum legal age to vote, they have already gained an insight on how Malaysian voting system works, by participating in a recent field trip to the Parliament Building.

As part of the Legal Environment of Business and Business Law modules, the School of Management arranged an industry visit to the Parliament Building located in the heart of the city. During the visit, the students were lucky enough to witness a live session of a Parliamentary proceeding, as they learnt about the various protocols as well as the interesting debates between the ruling party and the opposition party. By observing the session, our students were exposed to the law-making process, hence they gained better understanding on how a law is being passed, in both the Upper House (House of Senate) and the Lower House (House of Representatives). Some of the students were extremely excited as they had the chance to see some of the prominent Ministers live in action!

The itinerary of the visit also included a walkthrough at the Parliamentary Gallery, as students viewed the historical artefacts in awe; from the artefacts, students were taken on a trip down the memory lane as they had the opportunity to learn about the history of Malaysia as well.

The visit has received extremely positive feedback from the participating students; it was definitely an eye-opener for our Diploma students – the law subject, that is normally perceived as a ‘boring’ subject, has become enjoyable once again!