Monday, September 08, 2008

Malaysian Circus With Fifty Clowns Goes To Taiwan

Fifty members of the Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BBC) will leave for Taiwan on an eight-day study trip starting Monday.

Some 50 MPs out of a total of 78 are expected to take part in the programme, which was organised to explore Taiwan’s agricultural and industrial technology.

BBC chairman Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said they decided to go to Taiwan, and not China, as they were short of time.

“Initially, we wanted to go to China but as we did not have enough time to process our visas, we decided on Taiwan instead,” he told The Star’s Malay news portal mStar.

He said the initial plan was to have a 12-day trip, but it was shortened due to the Ramadan.

Deputy BBC chairman Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin said the delegation would depart from the KL International Airport at 11.15am today.

He said their trip was self-funded, while their itinerary would be handled by the Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre in Taipei.

The trip had been widely speculated by some quarters as a move to thwart Pakatan Rakyat’s efforts to form the Federal Government by Sept 16.

However, this was dismissed by Bung Mokhtar, who said that no Government in Malaysian history had been formed by MPs from the ruling coalition being bought over.

Asked about Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s comments that he would meet with BBC members after they return from Taiwan, Bung said it was typical of Anwar to seek attention.

“It is only empty talk. Anwar likes to cause a commotion. Until now, we have not gone anywhere (switched parties),” he said. (The Star)

***** For all of the government's denial and dismissal of a mass defection from the ruling party, this one trip is sure proof that many of our Umno pemimpin are shaking in their shoes and under their sarung. This 'lawatan sambil belajar' is nothing but a desperate attempt to postpone the inevitable.

The ruling party is living testimony to that saying, 'power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely'. And the people have had enough. We simply can't wait another five years to boot out those who have led our country into disunity and impending economic ruin. Let Anwar Ibrahim do all of us a favour by showing the racists the door and then perhaps we can get down to governing properly in this once fair land of ours.

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Blogger dano said...

Yeah and hope they don't return...

1:41 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True, no Government in Malaysian history had been formed by MPs from the ruling coalition being bought over.

But what about the toppling of Pairin Kitingan's govt by umno's purchase of PBS state assemblyment in 1994?

2:50 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kopitelp16 said...

When UMNO toppled PBS, it's just doing a very big service to the Sabah folks; very noble. When others attempt to do the same to them, they are betraying the voters, get it?

Anyway, the trip is a waste of public funds once again. You and me are paying for this circus trip; arranged in such a hassle that even they themselves admitted is too sudden even to apply for a Chinese visa!

Yeah, go and dig a hole to stuck your heads there, YBs.

3:37 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope the plane carrying the 50 clowns would drop them without parachutes into the shark-infested South China Sea off Taiwan

4:14 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those MPs must be dirt cheap to accept a free trip in exchange for their loyalty. Don't they feel insulted? It's nothing but a boot camp as Mahathir would tell you.

6:04 PM GMT+8  
Blogger chineng said...

It is ludicrous that suddenly 50 MPs must spend one week in Taiwan to 'study the agriculture industry'. Why they need so many PMs to go there en mass and in such a short time notice. Nobody heard about the plan before this. Don't you think that these poor guys are being banished to prevent them from defection. Whom do the organizer try to fool?

6:42 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous SM said...

This afternoon's NTV7 News' Poll asked its viewers if these crooks should go for the trip to Taiwan...94% of the viewers said "NO".
Has the BN (read: UMNO) ever cared for what the people wanted or thought? NO. So, are we surprised that they are doing this? NO. Pak Lah & his deputy Rosmah, er Najib are "peeing" in thier pants!
Is the date will not be 16th's will be 18th Sept then!!!!!
Good riddance to bad rubbish!
Maybe with Divint Intervention, the Plane will crash in the South China Sea & save Malaysia!

8:14 PM GMT+8  
Blogger molly said...

Ha ha ha very cute and obedient Malaysian. *clap hands*

8:19 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should have gone to Kinabatangan to study the behaviour of monkeys there instead. I'm sure they can learn some good manners and honesty from them. After all, the MP from Kinabatangan has many relatives there who will make them feel at home.

8:51 AM GMT+8  

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