BN members walk out on Chong from The Borneo Post
Comments by Sarawak Headhunter in red
Left with insufficient quorum, Kota Sentosa rep forced to end reading of motion
KUCHING: Chong Chieng Jen (DAP-Kota Sentosa) could not finish tabling his land motion yesterday after Barisan Nasional (BN) members walked out of the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) chamber.
These BN (Sarawak) idiots must be really trying to prove to all Sarawakians that they are really morons. This is surely a first for any State Assembly in Malaysia and probably even the world for that matter - a comfortable majority government walking out on its own assembly.
After the brutish and idiotic shennanigans in the Perak State Assembly, such stupidity from the BN should perhaps be expected from these bully boys.
Something must have seriously discomfited them. What was it? Ah, yes - LAND!
Being the serial land-grabbers and grave-robbers that they are, no wonder!
The afternoon session was adjourned because there was not enough quorum.
There were only a few members left when Chong was trying to table the motion. The walkout started as soon as Chong began reading his notice of motion.
Chong should do this everytime that the State Assembly is in session. Will the BN keep walking out?
The motion was presented to introduce a bill under Standing Order 45, promising better protection of the rights of landowners.
The BN can't have this now, can it? If the law gives better protection to the rights of landowners, how to grab their land while they are sleeping?
While Chong was tabling the motion, Abdul Karim Hamzah (BN-Asajaya) sought point of order: “We do not have enough quorum in this dewan.”
Speaker Dato Sri Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar thus ordered his secretary to count the members who were present in the chamber.
He then ruled under Standing Order 10(3), saying: “Since there is no quorum, sitting is adjourned until 9.30 tomorrow morning (today).”
Chong was apparently not convinced and started protesting, “Mr Speaker, there is no ring of bell.”
Asfia: “Because everybody is leaving. The sitting is adjourned to tomorrow morning (today).”
Met by reporters outside the chamber, Chong said: “I am disgusted with what BN members have plotted.”
All Sarawakians must be disgusted with such behaviour by the BN.
Minister for Land Development Dato Sri Dr James Masing said that the opposition must learn their lesson.
And what lesson is that, you idiot - that the BN can behave as irresponsibly as it likes just because it has a majority? Don't we all know that already?
“By now, they should know they don’t have the majority and the sooner they learn the lesson, the better it is for them.”
Why don't you just keep walking out every time the opposition opens its mouth? That will really teach them a lesson!
Believed to be the first walkout by the BN, Masing said the opposition had done it several times in the august house.
Believed to be the first walkout by a majority government any where in the world, the BN has shown the world just how stupid it is.
“We have had enough of the opposition’s antics and we want to teach them a lesson.
Ya, right! And the lesson is, don't bring up what the BN doesn't want to hear in the State Assembly or it will walk out. Oops! But the BN is in the majority, so why should they want to walk out? And how will that teach the opposition a lesson?
“They did it to us when the chief minister delivered his winding up speech. The opposition members were not in the chamber.
Who wants to hear a winding-up speech by Taib when everyone is only looking forward to his resignation or conceding defeat speech?
“We are sending a strong message to them. ‘We are the boss’. They must know that they are just small fish, trying to score political points.
Strong message indeed, walking out of the State Assembly! Usually that option is reserved for the small fish who get bullied by the boss.
“They have been tabling the same motion over and over again and what they propose is actually what we are doing for the rakyat. They are trying to gain political mileage and we are not interested in that. It has nothing to do with whether the motion is benefiting the rakyat or not,” Masing added.
Of course the BN can't have anything to do with any motion benefiting the rakyat! That would go against the grand scheme of things set out by their great leader Taib to keep the people enslaved and subservient to them so that they can do as they please with the state and its resources, especially the land!
At a separate press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan said the government was “finding ways to adjust the Land Code” so that landowners could renew their land titles once they expired.
Seriously, how long would or should that take the government?
He felt that there was no need for the opposition to spend time tabling a similar motion, saying that the move was just to gain political mileage.
“Some land titles in Bako under Section 47 have been released and this is what we are doing. Do not just talk about it all the time but look into the needs of the people.
No political mileage here of course.
“And now he (Chong) wants to start another bill talking about the same thing.
“Don’t you think it is a waste of time? We don’t want any party to get political mileage by just talking. It is time we do some action,” he added.
Indeed, high time. But is it negative or positive action?
Citing an example, Dr Chan said the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Youth team had gone to Bako to help landowners there renew their land titles.
“We don’t want to spend time talking and talking. Do something and see how we can help the people on the ground. That is why we feel that there is no need for us to debate (on the motion) anymore,” the SUPP president added.
"There is no need for us to debate on anything, we can just do as we like. We talk only to distract the people from what we are really doing, and that is robbing the state and the people of its/their land and resources for the benefit of our boss and ourselves".
Time for the rakyat to teach the BN who's the real boss!
Sarawakians for Sarawak!