Updated news : LKS says Selangor state assembly should not suspend Khir. - Malaysian insider (23rd May 2009)1. PR claims that they serve the people. Is suspension one of them?
2. Malaysiakini reported that former MB Khir Toyo was slapped with one year suspension from the house. The Selangor assembly's powerful rights and privileges committee suspended Khir Toyo for his absence from Balqis enquiry and for criticising SELCAT in his blog.
3. Now, when is the effective date of the suspension? Will it be from 20th May 2009 or will it take effect after his suspension is discussed during the assembly sitting scheduled in July 2009? And if it will take effect from July, isn't the rights and privilege committee jumping the gun?
4. Is this tit for tat? BN had suspended Teng Chang Kim for 30 months in 2005 when he was the state assemblyman. Back then, Teng threw the standing order into the waste paper basket. Now that Teng is the current chairman of the assembly’s Rights and Privileges Committee, is he dishing out his "revenge"?
5. Think about it. Which of the wrongdoing is more serious, throwing the standing order or failing to attend the Balqis enquiry? I would say that throwing the standing order is more serious offence. Here, rightly or wrongly, Teng had insulted the assembly when he threw the standing order into the waste paper basket.
6. PR has govern Selangor since March 2008. They have Selangor Select Committee on Competence, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) for better governance. The problem is,has Selcat achieved what it is suppose to do? Is it an open license for witchhunts? Is it only meant for past mistakes and misuse? What about present abuse of power? Is PR so perfect that they have not abuse power at all? If they never abuse power, then we all must be in Xanadu...
7. Khalid's Selangor has time and time again is at odds with BN especially with Khir Toyo. Is it turning into a personal vendetta? After Khalid, now its Teng's turn to turn the heat on Khir. After them, who else is in line?
8. PR should do some soul searching and prove that they are not on specific witchhunt against Khir. PR, as Selangor's government of the day, can do much better than that. Continual victimising Khir is not good to PR.
9. Khir may be guilty for failing to turn up during the Balqis enquiry but is suspension the last resort? I am sure there are other options and alternatives available to the committee. Unless, of course, the committee decided to choose the harshest punishment available. You decide...If all else fails, the committee can always pass their findings to the police for further investigations. That can be done, isn't it?
10. On Khir's continual criticising Selcat, he maybe wrong. But then again, even Lim Kit Siang, Anwar Ibrahim continually criticise federal government through their blogs and yet they are not called to face the committee. So why double standard treatment for Khir Toyo?
11. PR harped about their justice and fairness. When things don't go PR's way, it is double standard so what do you call when PR do it to BN? Fair? Serves them right? Must it always be "they against us" attitude?
12. We can go on and on on this but suffice to say that this must stop now. PR or BN, I don't care, they should go for "people first, performance now". I rest my case.
Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...