Archive for March 30th, 2018

“A Ghost in Parliament”

By Steven Sim

A ghost came to Parliament today,
His voice haunted the Lower House,
The honourable members heard him say,
“Recall thy vows, recall thy vows.”

The Speaker said he cannot see,
The ghost whose voice we hear,
A minister taunted haughtily,
“The voice is all too familiar!”

‘Twas a voice which reverberated,
In many a noble assemblage,
Through centuries past it whispered,
In courts, and senates, and our little hearts.

And yet from his high chair, the Ref,
Cast a spell to turn a blind eye,
He made Parliament blind and deaf,
To our conscience ghostly cry.

Thus Parliament chose to sneer,
Conscience’s piercing call,
It may ignore the small voice here,
But lo, the Voice beyond the Hall.


The Incident

On 28 March 2018, the Member of Parliament for Gelang Patah, Lim Kit Siang stood up to question why the Election Commission’s redelineation report was embargoed for six days after it was distributed to MPs, an unprecedented practice in the Malaysian parliament.

The Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, Pandikar Amin Mulia not only refused to entertain Lim’s question, but when Lim pressed on, Pandikar ruled to evict him from the House. Lim refused to back down and Pandikar called on the government to move a motion naming Lim to suspend him from Parliament for six months.

Minister Azalina Othman moved the motion. No debate nor vote was called on the motion. Pandikar then adjourned the House but before that he threatened to call in the police if Lim is still in the House after the adjournment.

When Lim appeared in his seat after the short adjournment, Pandikar did not take any further action. However, when a division was taken later on the redelineation motion, Lim’s vote was not counted even though he was present and voted against the motion.

The next day, Pandikar ruled that Lim was now invisible stranger, who could not be seen nor heard by the Speaker.

When Lim tried to speak, Minister Noh Omar sneered at Lim for being a ghost who could not be seen but whose familiar voice was trying to say something nevertheless.

Lim Kit Siang is the fourth Member of Parliament to be evicted from the House this week, following the suspension of Ngeh Koo Ham (DAP-Beruas), Nga Kor Ming (DAP-Taiping) and V Sivakumar (DAP-Batu Gajah) on 26 March 2018 for questioning the Speaker’s decision to reject a motion on issue relating to 1MDB.

* Steven Sim is the Member of Parliament for Bukit Mertajam. He was in the Dewan Rakyat when the incident took place


Will Najib heed the patriotic voice of reason from his brother Nazir to defer the Anti-Fake News Bill?

Will the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, heed the patriotic voice of reason of his brother, Nazir Razak, for the Anti-Fake News Bill to be deferred?

All right-thinking Malaysians are one with Nazir in abhorring fake news, especially those based of lies and falsehoods maliciously aimed at inciting hatred or ill-will, but the Anti-Fake News Bill is not the answer to the problem of combating such fake news.

I have myself been a victim of fake news and false information for decades, demonizing me as anti-Malay, anti-Islam; cause of May 13 riots in Kuala Lumpur in 1969 when I was never in Kuala Lumpur during the relevant period; a communist; agent of foreign powers having been accused of being agent of CIA, M16, KGB and Australian Intelligence; that I have received RM1 billion from Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to allow the entry of PPBM into Pakatan Harapan, received RM100 million from Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok, financed a news portal with RM40 million donation, received more than a billion ringgit from Israeli sources, and other monstrous and evil lies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wee: Don’t think, just act – but also answer the three questions which I asked him last Saturday and why MCA Ministers and MPs voted in support of the constituency redelineation proposals which are a betrayal of Najib’s 1Malaysia and Mahathir’s Bangsa Malaysia policies?

MCA Deputy President Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong said he is considering legal action against me for saying that he was acting according to a script from Barisan Nasional strategic communications director Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan on the Penang undersea tunnel scandal,

Why is Wee so sensitive, when he said he does not mind being called “catspaw” and “ninja assassin”?

Let me tell Wee, don’t think, just act but also answer at the MCA forum in Bagan tonight the three questions which I asked him last Saturday as well as why the MCA Ministers and MPs voted in support of the constituency redelineation proposals which was a betrayal of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia policy and Tun Mahathir Mohamad’s Bangsa Malaysia objective under Vision 2020? Read the rest of this entry »

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