30 October, 2007

Only 40 in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.

Apparently school kids are not the only ones playing truant. Our MPs have that indisciplined habit too. The session of the Dewan Rakyat yesterday was a shameful disgrace to the institution of democracy of this country.

Apparently the event that was worth playing truant is the launching of East Coast Economic Region in Terengganu. Well obviously all of the MPs absent has and eye for the future but to deliberately drop all that is at hand of current issues and debates concerning the country is totally irresponsible. Session of the Dewan Rakyat started at 11pm and ended at 11:45am. Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib ordered the officer of the parliament on duty to take down the names of all those who were absent.

Obviously, running for something that has not materialized seems to be an obsession of the MPs rather than handling matters at hand that can change for the better of the people is of least importance. Plus yesterdays session was a complete waste of resources and funds for the 40 who came to attend the session for only 45 minutes. I guess the ECER was far more enticing to the odd 179 MPs whom I bet not all went to for the launching but perhaps used it as a reason to escape from their responsibilities for other personal leisure or business engagements.

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