Opposition protest a publicity stunt

Date:

KUCHING: Opposition lawmakers, who held a protest at Dataran Merdeka on Monday (Aug 2) following the suspension of the Dewan Rakyat, are just hamming it up for the cameras, says political analyst Dr Lee Kuok Tiung.

He said as MPs, they should not think only about themselves.

“They should play their roles as elected representatives effectively,” Lee said on Monday.

He also said last week’s special Parliament sitting was a disappointment as the rakyat expected a debate regarding their welfare, especially on how to stop Covid-19 and improve the economy.

“Instead, there was a shouting match,” the senior lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) said.

“It started with Pakatan Harapan (PH) MPs trying to take advantage of the contract doctors’ issue to bring down the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.

“But when issues on their policies and stance during their administration emerged, they switched to the issue of the Emergency Ordinance.

“I believe the rakyat will want to know what was the outcome of the four-day sitting.”

Port conducts peace offering ceremony as per tradition

SIBU: The Rejang Port Authority (RPA), in keeping with tradition, is conducting a peace offering ceremony at its wharf in conjunction with the Hungry...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this
Related

Education – and teachers’ – dilemma in Malaysia

‘The Education Ministry will make things worse by announcing...

Idris: Every residential area needs penghulu, KK

KOTA SAMARAHAN: The position of Penghulu and Ketua Kaum...

Ghost Festival not spared from inflation

By Alexandra Lorna & Natasha Jee KUCHING: The Ullambana Festival...

Master plan to develop Sarawak’s agriculture sector

BINTULU: Sarawak will draw up a master plan to...

Special subsidy programme at mall tomorrow

SIBU: The service centre of Sibu MP Oscar Ling...

Course for community, ethnic leaders attract 126

KOTA SAMARAHAN: All Ketua Masyarakat and Ketua Kaum (KMKK)...

Mukah holds Jalur Gemilang flying campaign

KUCHING: Patriotism is in the air as celebration of...

SGH seeks help to trace patient’s kin

KUCHING: The Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) is seeking public...

Three discharged, acquitted on robbery case

KUCHING: Three friends breathed a sigh of relief when...

A stray baby lizard caught

KUCHING: A baby lizard that barged into the kitchen...

136 conferred state awards, medals

KUCHING: As many as 136 people were conferred various...

Man gets two years for breaching restraining order

KUCHING: A man under police supervision was sentenced to...