No motion, in and out of Parliament

Wan Azizah filed a motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister last Thursday. The Speaker was supposed to decide today whether or not to allow the debate to go on. I wrote HERE that the Speaker is pretty much screwed either way, because if he allows it, BN MPs aren’t going to like it, and if he doesn’t, PR MPs aren’t going to like it.

He decided to disallow it:

KUALA LUMPUR: Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia rejected an emergency motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his Cabinet, which prompted a walkout by Opposition MPs.

The motion was rejected in the Speaker’s chambers under Standing Order 18 (7). Dr Wan Azizah was informed via a letter.

The matter was not brought up in Dewan.

The motion was rejected by the Speaker due to the “wrong choice of words.”

Full article here.

Via a letter? A rejection for a motion of no-confidence against the most powerful man (supposedly) in Malaysia via a letter? Surely it warrants more than that.

But then again, everything that happens in Parliament, inside the Dewan is up to the Speaker. And if he decides to write a letter, who are we to say anything. That’s Parliament for you. And “choice of words” can be very VERY important when wording motions and things like that. ONE single word used out of context, and that’s the end of it. (I’m NOT being sarcastic here. The Speaker DOES have the ultimate say in Parliament)

So, no motion. Not within the confines of the Dewan.

That’s fine.

*******

No motion on the outside too. Traffic jams everywhere, and it appears that the jams started as early as yesterday. And why? Because the government have “received information” of an illegal rally to be organised by Anwar and his gang outside of the Parliament to support the motion of no-confidence.

So, road-blocks everywhere, to keep people at a 5km radius away from the Parliament.

Above pic taken from WCW’s blog HERE.

Apparently, they managed to get court orders to set up the road blocks too. I wonder how they managed to get court orders on a Sunday.

But hey, powers-that-be, right? Powers of incumbency, right?

Now, I’m not in KL, or anywhere near that kind of traffic jam. But I know traffic jams can be a total waste of time, fuel, and temper. This is NO WAY to start off a day. Everyone who was caught in THAT kind of traffic would probably be SO frustrated that most would probably perform below par today at work. AND on a Monday morning too. What fun to add to the Monday blues.

Tony from Can You See It says this:

It took me 20 minutes to get out of Subang and go to Ara Damansara, a journey which should have taken no more than 8 minutes!

I think the traffic is much worse as it gets closer to the normally-already-congested areas in the heart of KL.

Syed Hamid says sorry for all the inconvenience:

KUALA LUMPUR: Police roadblocks leading into the city caused massive jams throughout Monday morning, with Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar issuing an apology to the Malaysian public but reiterating that the police operations were undertaken in the interest of public security.

Interest of public security?

Oh, right. I forgot. They received information that there was going to be a rally to support the motion of no-confidence, starting 10am this morning.

But… Other than the BN people, who else has received such information? Hardcore supporters of PKR, anyone of you received any such call for a gathering?

Haris of The People’s Parliament has this to say:

Public rallies of an anti-government nature over the last one year have always been publicised over the net and heavily through the blogs.

If indeed there was such a rally planned, why no publicity through the net this time round?

Which, in my HUMBLE opinion, is true.

But hey, powers-that-be, right? Powers of incumbency, right?

Who are WE, the small people who are posting our thoughts on “sinful” blogs, to question their intelligence. If they say they received information of a rally organised by people who didn’t even know of such a rally, we can’t say otherwise, no?

So, no motion outside of the Parliament, on the roads.

NOT fine.


One Comment on “No motion, in and out of Parliament”

  1. yan says:

    thank you BN! without the roadblocks I would normally arrive at the office 1 and a half hour earlier than I did today. Thank you I get a headache from driving under the hot sun this morning while I’m fasting! Only BN has this superior decision making and thank you I will pray for your downfall everyday. And they say ‘doa orang berpuasa adalah mustajab” simply put Insya Allah my prayer will be answered.


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