Friday, May 23, 2008

Who Do You Think These Sarawak MPs Represent? Taib Mahmud of Course!

The Shameful and Irresponsible Sarawak Members of Parliament

April 21, 2008 · Opinions & Commentaries

As highlighted by a blogger couple of days ago, 29 members of parliament including seven from Sarawak failed to submit their questions to parliament recently. What amazed me, is that some of them were former ministers, deputy ministers and seasoned MPs.

If the new MPs can get away with answers such as “I didn’t know the procedures” etc, those who have been in parliament for 20 years definitely can’t. For whatever the reasons they gave - they’ve betrayed the rakyat's trust on them and also that of the Prime Minister who has chosen them to represent Barisan Nasional.

Datuk Haji Wahab bin Haji Dolah - Igan
Datuk Wahab won the Igan parliamentary seat without contest during last March 8 election. Since he won the seat without contest he probably thought he can skip the 'question and answers' session in parliment.

Billy Abit Joo - Hulu Rejang
Billy Abit Joo - has been Hulu Rejang MP for 20 years now. If he can get away during the 20 years of his tenure as MP for Hulu Rejang, there is no reason why he can’t this time.

The fact that the Kayan, Kenyah, Punan, Penan, Iban and other in Hulu Rejang constituency continue to elect him shows that he had served them. But kinda pity those who have put their trust in him and being repaid in this manner.

Hulu Rajang is one of the least developed areas in Sarawak. To get to Long Jawe for example takes two days long boat ride. There is no way to know whatever happen in the outside world in this remote place.

Ding Kuong Hiing - Sarikei
Typical of any BN reps. During his campaign Ding promises all sort of things - including setting up of Tunku Abdul Rahman College in Sarikei. However, when it comes to performing his duty as MP - “aiyoo…forgot la”. Well Ding, you can get away this time, we know you’re busy lobbying for TARC.

Dato’ Dr James Dawos - Mambong
Just like Tiki, James Dawos didn’t think the Bidayuh has any question to ask. They don’t have representation in cabinet - who cares? Bidayuh didn’t care, only Tiki does.

Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe - Mas Gading
The only matter to this guy is that he is in the cabinet. He went on revolt recently over his dismissal - trumpeting the Bidayuh have been betrayed and sidelined. Perhaps, still being bitter about the whole thing he decided the Bidayuh shouldn’t ask any questions anymore.

Dato’ Sri Muhammad Leo Michael Toyad Abdullah - Mukah
Rumored to be the next TYT of Sarawak, therefore he can get away with it. Anyway, there is nothing Mukah ever needed it doesn’t have now. A university, a SCORE, including the Chief Minister of Sarawak!

William @ Nyallau Anak Badak - Lubuk Antu
This guy seems to have forgotten the “Antu” at Lubuk Antu once he was elected. Kick him out come next election would you antu?

From BTU.Org


Anonymous said...

What makes you think that these MP represent Taib Mahmud? To me the answer is simple they are accountable to Parliament and to the People. Why they are being voted by the people to in Parliament articulating their interest and put forward the people's diverse interests in to the government of the day. However, some MPs hold various positions in the GLC because of their expertise and the like and with their expertise they are able to give strategic policy directives/ alternatives to the government of the day so that affirmative action can be taken to tackle social/economics issues that the government if facing.

As elected representative, they act as a bridge between the rakyat as a whole and the government. They are supposed to meet the rakyat from time to time and get important feedback from on how their respective constituencies could be further develop. The mundane issues of infrastructure development, clean water supply, electricity are the basic issues that must be in every MP agenda. But they don't have to as this issue in Parliament, but instead direct such request to the ministry concerned. In this case it is the Ministry of Regional and Rural development. Other other that that, rural communities in Sarawak need better educational facilities especially in the ulu areas. Schools building which were constructed using timber is getting old and can be an occupational hazard to teachers, however, if the Divisional or District Education Officers are proactive and had made frequent visits to the rural schools, they should be aware of all these issues. Thus, their request for repair or for funds in building new schools has to be made by the Department when they are drawing plans for Development Under Malaysia Plan.

I can't see any justification why you say that they represent Taib Mahmud. By making such allegation, I see you don't know of how the bureaucratic works.

Anonymous said...

Top Ten Jabu's most visionary (but ridiculously no-brainer) ideas so far:

10. Buah Kepayang is the next golden fruit and should be commercialised big-scale. Cynide paste should be traded at RM5000/ metric tonne. Cynide Futures trading from Bursa soon.
9. Ikan Terubok rearing using kelambu for large-scale project to avoid extinction. Ever heard of high-tensile PVC aqua netting?
8. Tricycle subsidy for rural Dayak folks as alternative transport. Donkeys, Ilamas should be an optional upgrade. Hee-Haa!
7. Santubong bridge is ok! The hairline cracks should be no worry. ( err..sweat! ::) Declared safe by a non qualified engineer or maybe self-declared engineer Ir.Jabu? Anyway, it's a world's first.
6. "State JKR better than federal JKR in handling govt projects." His theme song enthuastically repeated for 2007 all year round. DAMA 2008 Song Of The Year nominee.
5. MRSM Betong college marks the sleepy ghost town Betong as the next education hub. Expect the formation Faculty of Nyabungology and Tuakology. Another world's first.
4. "My new Camry got no good battery." (It's a gift car/ numpang car shh! so he just leave it for 2 weeks, cannot start and eventually stall.) That's Toyota Camry Numpang Limited Edition.
3. My wifey got senator, now that's what we called symbolic appointment. Passed a bill at Dewan Negara that declared munching 'sugis'/ tobacco is legal and mandatory at any longhouse.
2. NCR land systematically grabbed (read:Salcra) for palm oil is good, good, good!
1. Dayaks to be united under Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak soon? Parai kitai! Akai, akai, akai!

Anonymous said...

big open secret LOL

Anonymous said...

I'm a supporter of YB Datuk Billy Abit. He helped my family a lot. If not for him, i won't get the Bakun Scholarship to study pharmacy. Still going to school by long boat and have to risk my life using express through pelagus to go to secondary school in Kapit.

Al Tugauw said...

If Anonymous above deserved a scholarship then he should get it even without any MP's help.

I will let you all ponder on the meaning of this.