Parliament: Winding up of Budget

Or at the very least, that’s what is SUPPOSED to happen.

The Malaysian Insider reports that Najib is going to reveal a new budget package, after revising some of the numbers in the previous budget.

It’s been more than half an hour since I saw Najib’s face on my computer screen. And I have yet to hear ANYTHING on the Budget.

All I’m hearing is Points of Order, and noise about how unprecedented it is for a Minister to not allow ‘penjelasan’ time until after he finishes presenting.

Look, let the man do his job. Let him present whatever it is that he wants to present, then make your points after. Whatever. Just let us hear it first! How in the world are you even going to ask for ‘penjelasan’, when he hasn’t even spoken?

What’s the use of complaining about how he should have come up with this new package two weeks earlier? It’s something worth complaining about, yes. But not when you haven’t even heard him out yet!

The Speaker is definitely exasperated. I am too, and I’m not even in the Dewan.

UPDATE: I was stranded with no internet connection for about 45 minutes. And now that I’ve got it back, it appears that the Opposition have left the building! Don’t know why they left, but under the circumstances I saw before, I’m assuming that they walked-out because of Najib’s unwillingness to allow ‘penjelasan’.

So now that Najib’s finally done with his presentation of what is essentially a new budget package, none of the Opposition MPs are there to make any rebuttal whatsoever.

So what’s the whole point?


4 Comments on “Parliament: Winding up of Budget”

  1. KevinP says:

    Mich… they are “winding up”… tutup kedai.. but before they do that, they will need to embezzle and suck the nation dry…
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    Long time since you’ve been here Kevin. Hope you’re doing fine.

  2. KevinP says:

    Mich.. thanks for the concern.. been busy with family and work… breathing a bit easier these few days… LOL
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    That’s good to hear. Take care, y’hear?

  3. woodyooi says:

    michelle,

    read this from malaysia today
    http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/14620/84/
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    Thanks for the link. And thank goodness.

  4. KevinP says:

    RPK is a free man!
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    Yes! I just found out. This is the greatest news I’ve heard in a long long time.


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