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This paper attempts to examine the ways and means through which the Malaysian MP maintains contact with his constituency, and to evaluate his effectiveness. It is based on informal interviews with 55 current MPs and 19 former MPs. In addition, the writer accompanied MPs in their constituency tours and attended their "meet the people sessions" between July 1974 and January 1975. The findings are that the MPs used three methods to maintain constituency contact depending on the type of constituency, i. e., rural, urban, or semi-urban. Their effectiveness is limited to dealing with personal and individual problems.