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Today is finally the last day of Parliament

Today is finally THE last day of Parliament for this term. Because we do not practice a fixed-term, and the power to dissolve Parliament is solely in the hands of the Prime Minister, we have been kept guessing when will be the dissolution in the past 18 months. So I know, many MPs including me … Continue reading

A strange week in Parliament

When elections near, strange things happen. But how strange was last week? We had a ghost come to Parliament… but I am getting ahead of myself. Let me begin with Monday, March 26. The week opened with three DAP lawmakers, Ngeh Koo Ham (Beruas), Nga Kor Ming (Taiping), and V Sivakumar (Batu Gajah), being suspended … Continue reading

A Ghost in Parliament

A ghost came to Parliament today, His voice haunted the Lower House, The honourable members heard him say, “Recall thy vows, recall thy vows.” The Speaker said he cannot see, The ghost whose voice we hear, A minister taunted haughtily, “The voice is all too familiar!” ‘Twas a voice which reverberated, In many a noble … Continue reading

The Mother of all Budgets neglects mothers

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 01 NOVEMBER 2017 | PARLIAMENT, KUALA LUMPUR When he tabled the 2018 Budget on 27 October 2017, Prime Minister-cum-Finance Minister Najib Razak presumptuously called his own budget, “The Mother of All Budget”. What is utterly surprising, and ironical, The Mother of All Budget does not contain … Continue reading