Monday, June 23, 2008

Four PKR MPs Cycle To Parliament As Mark Of Protest. SAPP MPs Nowhere To Be Seen

Four Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) MPs - Tian Chua (Batu), Hee Loy Sian (PJ Selatan), N. Gobalakrishnan (Padang Serai) and Zulkifli Nordin (Kulim Bandar Baru) - cycled to Parliament Monday as a mark of protest against the recent fuel hike.

Tian Chua said move was also to "appeal to the Cabinet Ministers to understand the difficulty in using bicycles or public transport" in the country. "Changing of lifestyles is not as easy as what the Government claims," he told reporters.

He said that he and the three others had taken about 20 minutes to cycle from Bank Negara to the Dewan Rakyat.

"It's a difficult task because the road transport system here is not designed for bicycle use and cyclists will face problems cruising around town," he said.

Asked if they would cycle to Parliament again, he said the MPs would discuss it further.

"Today, because of the debate on petrol price hike, we rode our bicycles here to make a point," he said. (The Star)

Meanwhile the much awaited tabling of a vote of no-confidence against Pak Lah has apparently fizzled out, at least for the time being as the two SAPP Members of Parliament, Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun (Sepanggar) and Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui (Tawau) were not seen at the august house today, where a business as usual mood prevailed. Any idea where the mavericks are at the moment? At some lock-up perhaps?

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8 Comments:

Blogger kittykat46 said...

They have been paid off...hehehehe...both sides can play the game.
No need to be too greedy. About RM 1 Million should do.

1:08 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are 82 PR MPs, so RM82 million is needed to pay them off every time there is a motion to be voted on? No wonder the fuel subsidies were withdrawn or else where to find the money

1:21 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous EA Po said...

they definitely made a point, but for what? it's not unknown to everyone that the energy crisis is a global one..are they so convinced that further fuel subsidy is the answer to our country, now AND in the long term? I don't think too that they really believe that the government doesn't know it's not as simple as that, switching lifestyle and opting for public transport. Which is why I think it'll do all of us, the MPs, the ppl, the gov AND the opposition to focus instead on what are the moves the gov is gonna propose to not only cushion the blow, but offer a long-term solution, and put our minds to it. Constructive development, anyone?

2:30 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous darcwil said...

It is a totally good idea!! Instead of causing massive traffic jams by driving cars and promoting even more air and noise pollution. So for so called future "peaceful demonstrations", to make it more effective! lol

I just hope these MPs are not pulling a publisity stunt because that is LAME.

4:38 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous razak said...

semua ni nak cari publisiti je..semua orang nak jadi hero.. masing2 padahal hipokrit..semua tu nak meraih sokongan rakyat..harga minyak naik bukan dekat Malaysia je, ni semua masalah global..

4:45 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous sandyow said...

Protest?

I suggest they do it everyday. Cycle to work from home. Save petrol. Save the earth. Manyak bagus ma?

If not pandai talk only. No got action. Then we rakyat can follow rite?

8:58 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a mark of protest, point proven!
Seriously, our hot & humid weather is not suitable for cycling & our road was never designed for bicycles.

It will not kill our government to take a leaf from our neighbour down south.

Firstly, put in place an efficient Mass Rapid Transit system.

Secondly, merge the MRT with the bus network so that daily commute is seamless.

Thirdly, implement a control sytem to regulate the numbers of new cars on the road via a quota system.

Forthly, make it bloody expensive to own & drive a car with high taxes & ERP(Electronic Road Pricing aka toll)

Lastly, for those who needs the convenient of a car, have alternatives such as share a car scheme & a well run taxi network!

Badawi's way:-

Shit in your pants first, then & only then start building a toilet!!

That's why I am getting hypertensive!!!

Screw the government!!

~qwerty~

9:37 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous merdekame said...

Anon. If you love singapore so much, probably you should consider coverting your malaysian citizenship to theirs instead. Easy to say, but you want to compare Spore and Msia? How small is Spore compared to Msia? SO easy to say arr?

4:30 PM GMT+8  

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