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Wednesday, May 05, 2004


Worming out of Live Parliamentary Telecasts

The PM has declared earlier on, that his government would be more transparent, wants to hear the truth, has no place for corruption and will work with the people. We are all waiting to see all that has been promised. What better way to see that our MPs both BN and non-BN are doing their jobs and earning the MPs pay is for us to see them in action in Parliament live.
Ever since the idea of live telecast fo Parliament sittings has been revived and proposed once again, the PM through his proxies, the MINIster in the PM Dept, in-charge of Parliament and the INfo MINIster, have been trying to give reasons why these live telecasts cannot materialised. First it was the fears of negative consequences, then it was the prohibitive cost and now it is " the Government would not have qualms about live telecasts if the Opposition 'behaved itself'."
This was reported in the NST, excerpts from that news item ::
He said the Government did not want the public to see how the Opposition shouted or behaved in an unruly manner in Parliament.
"They will start showing their antics. It is not possible to show all that live over television.

Gomen wants to protect people from the antics of the non-BN MPs! Hey let the public see and make up their our minds and opinions as to who really are the clowns.
"Both the Labour and Conservative parties have been the Government and as such the MPs from both parties know how to behave. But in Malaysia, the DAP has never been the Government and thus they would not know what can be revealed."

Praises for British MPs as well-behaved 1st world ones. So our MPs are third world ones, what's wrong with that as long as they have 1st world ideas like having live telecasts of Parlimentary debates?
Nazri also feared that the public may not understand certain parliamentary procedures such as the quorum, or lack of it.

Finally, the oft given reasons for most things, the dumb unable to understand anything public. i may agree with this partial especially the dumb voters who put in this so -and-so in Parliament in the first place. They must have forgotten that it was this same MP who made this statement, "I have to teach him that politicians are not called the political masters and him the government servant for nothing."
How many more stupid reasons are they going to come out with in their attempts to try and worm their way out?


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