Mystery pamphlet: Advice on how-to’s in ParliamentPosted: May 16, 2008
I thought anonymity was a thing of the past. I thought people now would want to be known for what they say and do. I thought people now would be brave enough to admit what they believe in, and stand tall.
Obviously, this is not the case in Parliament. Don’t know whether it was one of the MPs who did this, but it is definitely interesting, although slightly dodgy.
This “pamphlet” has got to be the next best thing to happen in Parliament since “Projek Raksasa Khinzir“, contributed by Khairy.
It contained so much “information” too, like how the PM cannot be ousted outside of Parliamentary walls, and how the Agong also has no power to remove the PM.
Not only that, it contained some history lessons too, informing the MPs about a time when Tun Razak ruled Malaysia without 2/3 majority in Parliament, in case they didn’t already know.
And to top it off, the pamphlet carried some “advice” to the people with power to create an Emergency Ordinance to curb party-hopping.
Read the Malaysian Insider for more. Here’s a short short excerpt:
KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — Someone went through a lot of trouble in Parliament today.
Not just Senator Datuk Amirsham A. Aziz with his prepared answer to a supplementary question but someone else who had prepared various scenarios in case the prime minister loses the confidence of his fellow lawmakers.
That person or persons did the research, printed and distributed pamphlets in the Parliament Media Room where pigeon holes are normally filled with the dry language of written answers to questions and statements from the various YBs.
Isn’t it interesting now? We have a know-all pamphlet that had information, history and advice, all in one. Why would the person who spent so much time making this pamphlet not want to be known for his/her efforts?
And to print out 222 copies and distribute them too. Must have been a lot of work.
Would this person ever own up?