Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Budget’s slim approval should be a lesson: Pandikar

KUALA LUMPUR: The Supply Bill 2010 which scraped through with a majority of three votes at 11.20pm on Monday should serve as a lesson to both Barisan Nasional and the Opposition Members of Parliament, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia.
He said Barisan MPs should not take it for granted that all Bills would be passed without problem even if they skipped attendance in the House.
Pandikar also questioned the move by Opposition MPs in attempting to defeat the Budget.
“We have almost come to the end of the Budget debate. What is your motive for doing that? What can you achieve with that? Do you want a fresh election?” said Pandikar Amin.
While the national budget has always been passed without any glitch since Independence, Budget 2010 was passed with only three majority votes on Monday, posing the risk that allocations and expenditures prepared by the Government for next year could have been stalled if the Opposition had got its way, he said.
In western countries, Pandikar Amin said such an event could have meant a fresh election as failure to approve the national budget was tantamount to a vote of no-confidence in the government of the day.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abd Aziz, who is also deputy whip, cautioned backbenchers to not “push their luck.”
The House is made up of 140 Barisan MPs and 82 Opposition MPs.
However, the bloc division requested to pass the Budget saw only a result of 66 for versus 63 against.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who was attending the Chung Hwa Independence School anniversary dinner at Jalan Ipoh, rushed back to Parliament when Nazri sent out a “distress call” at 8pm.
The presence of a large number of Opposition MPs, including PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur), Tan Kok Wai (DAP-Cheras) and PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang (PAS-Marang) late at night had alerted Nazri that something was up.
Anwar declined to answer when asked if it had been a pre-planned move by the Pakatan Rakyat to defeat the Budget.
“It will force them (the Government) to respect the Dewan and put them on the guard at all times,” he said.
PKR strategic director Tian Chua (PKR-Batu) however said it had been a “planned mission.”

tunku : definitely it was a planned mission by anwar but it was a good thing as now the BN mps won't take things for granted especially those who did not attend the sitting without reason.bn should make sure that every time there is a sitting,there should be at least 82 of its members sits in the parliament.lesson well learned.many don't know that such an event could have meant a fresh election as failure to approve the national budget was tantamount to a vote of no-confidence in the government of the day.my suggestion is that the parliament should follow office hours only(like macc interrogation's timing).mp's are human too and have many other responsibilities or urgent matter to attend to.so only office hours for them in the parliament.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

tunku

are you serious ? that parliament meets during office hours?

then what the xxxx do the rakyat pay them high salaries and allowances for? i hope you are not suggesting this just because the BN nearly got embarrassed? they made a mistake in making the MP behind the PKFZ fiasco as the BN backbenchers chief. Najib should replace him immediately. Or does he dare do that? I doubt it, after having described Sarawak and Sabah as BN's fixed deposits.

sri hartamas

tunku said...

why not anon?
if macc forced to to that by the pakatan, why not the parliament?

about, bn backbencher chief, he is not found guilty yet, so why want to replace him now? why don't opposition change their leader as he is too having the sodomy fiasco????

NOBISHA said...

Tunku,

Ingatan yang sama pernah dibuat sebelum ini, iaitu selepas PRU12. Ini bukanlah kali pertama mereka diingatkan. Nampaknya ahli parlimen BN masih belum jaga dari lena. Mereka masih belum mahu berubah dan saya tidak dapat mempertahankan tindakan tersebut. Tempat anggota legislatif sewaktu dewan bersidang ialah di Parlimen. Saya menulis hal ini di blog saya. TQ

Anonymous said...

Kenapa MP Pembangkang bertindak menolak usul Bajet???? Inilah pembangkang Malaysia dengan niat JAHAT bukan untuk sama-sama membangun negara TETAPI mahu menjahanamkan Negara.

Berpolitik setiap masa. Apa tujuan MP2 Pembangkang hadir sepenuhnya untuk mengundi sedangkan masa lain yang tidak membabitkan Undian mereka ponteng?? Tidak lain untuk mensabotaj keamanan negara.

Inikah jenis Pembangkang atau MP yang Rakyat Malaysia mahu dan akan pilih pada PRU13 kelak??? Sangat Bahaya.....

Seharusnya apa2 langkah Kerajaan Pemerintah yang baik perlu diSokong tidak kira MP2 Kerajaan atau MP2 Pembangkang supaya negara maju ke hadapan.

Dinzi.

MANTRA said...

Salam...

Whether they are well planned or not, they are obviously well organised compared to BN MPs and Backbenchers...

This is not the 1st time it happened. Last year >> http://mantra-indeeptots.blogspot.com/2008/05/pak-lah-and-rat-race.html

... that happened during office hours!

jbresident said...

tunku.
1. It was a pakatan ploy to defeat the current goverment through legal methods.
2. This was a good lesson as a thief always finds loophole to steal or break a law.
3. All those bn mps that did not attend the budget meeting without having formal functions or solid reason should be not given the chance in the next GE. It was their responsibility and the people pay their salary and allowance.
4. What a pity that we need to go for the election just because the stooges did not carry out their duties to the people expection.
5. I think all the mps should find out what is the best arrangement to avoid this repeat in the future be it in office hour or cramp it to alternate weeks.

antumelayu said...

Dan Najib juga perlu mengambil sedar, sebelum semuanya terlambat!

Anonymous said...

UMNO tak akan jawab Racist DAPLGE Haram!

Walau pun di cemoh dan di caci dan ampu, UMNO tidak akan mengambil sikap “champion” jagoh orang Melayu sebab faktor yang utama ialah ,tradisi tradisi UMNO sebagai pejuang, di cairkan olih aliran sejarah.
UMNO , sebagai monolith, secara menyeluruh “evolve and assimilate contemporary values”.
“Sudah mengambil sikap ” kita telah buat apa yang patut “,cukup lah perjuangan, orang melayu sudah selesa,sekarang la ni 1Malaysia ujud, dan bangsa melayu tukar identiti menjadi Malaysia.
Ini berlaku secara perlahan semenjak 2004 peralih kuasa, dan secara mendadak pada Mac 2008, dan secara mengejut apabila DSNajib naik jadi PM.
UMNO juga kecewa dengan pengundi pengundi yang tolak BN dan UMNO pada Mac 2008.
UMNO hingga hari iniMasih merajuk ,sakit hati,tawar hati,monyok,dendam dll kapada “electorate” Melayu.
Maka UMNO sekarang hanye ada “auto pilot” and “cruising” hingga 13PRU.
Sikap nya : menang okay,kalah pun ok, dunia dah berubah dan zaman dah maju, cari kontak dan peluang aje sekarang untuk sendiri.
Nak lawan dengan pembangkang, tak payah lah,dia orang guna saman dan peguam, mana bolih tahan(takut).
Kalau ade masalah, baca skrip dan jawapan yang telah sediakan olih pegawai kerajaan, tak perah otak.
Ini simpulan apabila di kaji mengapa bangsa pendatang cukup lantang soal ini dan soal itu.
Orang Melayu tidak bolih angggap UMNO sebagai lambang orang Melayu, sebab peranan itu telah di curi olih orang lain pada Mac 2008.
Dan UMNO masih lagi merajuk dan salah kan orang lain,sebab tiada cermin secukup besar untuk UMNO lihat apa itu UMNO, dan ahli UMNO dah tak kesah ,melain beli baju dan sampin baru dan beg untuk pergi ke PWTC untuk jamu perut dan diberi halwa telinga olih pemimpin yang tidak mahu berubah.
Maka akibat nya , pada saat ini dan hingga PRU 13, Melayu terkapar terkapai menerima asakkan demi tomahan dan pengyakit hati olih kaum cina India dan kafir yang mengunakan peluang ,saman dan peguam untuk menghentam Melayu dan mengheret semangat Melayu.
Kaum cina india dan kafir di bantu olih orang melayu yang hanye ikut nafsu serta pesongan otak intelek ala barat.
Teraju Orang Melayu dan atasan Melayu(contoh Jen Zaini) tahu apa yang huraikan di atas dan mereka tahu lebih banyak daripada itu.
Tapi olih kerana masing masing ade kepentingan ,maka “nothing happens”,go with wind, dont rock the perahu,syiok sendiri.PEEM ta da,pe luar negeri tiap minggu,l semua BN AP lari dan hampir tombang kerajaan.
changkat lobak
arjuna waspada

Anonymous said...

bloody nazri should be a toilet taker rather then parliment no doubt..dzul pekida melaka