Why did the PAS/UMNO/MCA/MIC MPs return to the Chambers to be sworn in if they really believe that Ariff was improperly elected as Speaker of Parliament

I have been mystified all this morning – why did the PAS/UMNO/MCA/MIC Members of Parliament return to the Parliamentary Chambers to be sworn in if they if they really believe that Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof had been improperly elected as Speaker of Parliament?

Led by PAS MPs, the UMNO/MCA/MIC Members of Parliament, except for Khairy Jamaluddin and Anifah Aman, walked out of Parliament in the first few minutes of the 14th Parliament, which appears to set to tone for a most negative, divisive and destructive performance by the Opposition in the 14th Parliament – unless the various party leaders, including the PAS President, Datuk Seri Awang Hadi and the UMNO President, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi could give a cogent, reasonable and acceptable reason for such double standards.

If PAS and UMNO leaders cannot give a cogent, reasonable and acceptable explanation, I do not expect their MCA and MIC counterparts to be able to do so, and I shall not ask them at all.

Althogh I felt a sense of déjà vu with the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi staging a walkout of Parliament in the first few minutes of the 14th Parliament, I would advise them not to emulate the actions of the former Opposition blindly, that they must have cogent, coherent, reasonable and acceptable reasons for their walk-outs, unlike their ridiculous walkout this morning.

There is threat by Najib’s acolytes to mar the second day of the 14th Parliament tomorrow, which is the official opening of the first session of the 14th Parliament by the Yang di Pertuan Agong, based on fake news and false information in an attempt to revive the toxic but failed politics of race, religion, hate, fear and lies spearded by UMNO/BN in the 14th General Elections.

Malaysians will judge whether these actions by Najib’s acolytes are designed to promote national unity or calculcated to incite imaginary fears to poison racial and racial relations which can only result tin greater racial and religious polarisation and national division.

(Media Statement (2) by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on Monday, 16th July 2018)

  1. #1 by Justice Ipsofacto on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 - 9:35 am

    Congratulation to you Mr Lim Kit Siang for this momentuous day where for the first time you are sworn into Parliament as a member of the ruling side.

    So Yes a very big “Yo” to you for you have shown that Principles and Righteousness will finally prevail.

    Thank you for having kept our hopes for be better tomorrow alive for so many decades and for believing in Malaysia again.

    PS. I am sure your buddy, Mr Karpal Singh, is witnessing this day from afar with great pride and joy!

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 - 11:11 am

    In their press conference, they cite NEWSPAPER report as the basis for their walk-up. That is the degree of technical precision they owe others – reporters whose real job these days is sell advertisement.

    The Parliament Secretary had already announced the letter as July 2 – yet they never even bother to even question the Parliament Secretary in the so many things they did. Lets say we all accept conspiracy theory that Parliament Secretary is in collusion with sitting govt. So? That is still the process they UMNO/BN created in the first place.

    Its not surprisng they are will make “drama” to score political points – the fact they do so clumsilty, its cause for worry.. They really do not know what they are doing, they really have no plan and all of it is just habit and base instinct that can only lead to what is evident during drama – PAS leads the opposition, UMNO is just a follower pretending they are not.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 - 1:44 pm

    So, KJ is proposing a lower GST rate – what really should have been the solution from the start and politics got the better of PH to not adopt.

    I say PH need to give KJ a political life-line to challenge his party – take up the debate on lower GST – lets have a full discussion on it at least. Its the smart thing to do even if PH has to admit they were political to have proposed eliminating GST. Everyone knows this is the rational thing to do even those who will attack PH relentlessly.

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