For protecting MO1, Pandikar is unfit to be speaker
YOURSAY | ‘Pandikar, how is ‘everyone a disgrace’? Indulge me just a little.’
Aktan: House speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia, it's certainly a disgrace for not understanding why you were criticised in the first case.
It was your conduct in the august House and nothing to do whether you came from the village or how your "members" were sneaked into Parliament.
It has to do with your sound judgement on each issue based on your neutrality and intelligence to get fair representation of both sides of the divide before a law is enacted.
Please, there is one too many AGs (attorney-generals) in this country already.
Fairman: I think what Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said was that Pandikar did not represent a constituency like his two deputy speakers.
True, he was "elected" after a contest against retired Federal Court judge Abdul Kadir Sulaiman. But was that election transparent, Pandikar?
Again, you have cast aside the constitution as Article 43(3) states that the "Cabinet is collectively responsible to Parliament" but it is the PM who is calling the shots.
Anyway, Pandikar, where is the rule of natural justice to suspend the Segambut MP without giving him the right to be heard. In fact, you have shown disrespect to Segambut voters because you do not understand what it means to be elected to the Dewan Rakyat.
I hope you stay at home and don't lead any delegation of MPs to overseas events. I dread other speakers from mature democracies will laugh at you.
Hardboiled: Pandikar, how is "everyone a disgrace"? Indulge me just a little. In your mind, this is the case because you know you don’t have much room to manoeuvre.
You know that BN is sinking ship and they are just taking as much as they can before it's gone, especially after all that has come to light in recent years.
You know that the opposition cannot make a significant difference or breakthrough simply because they don't have the numbers or the ability to work together.
And finally, you know that all the parliamentarians should be focusing on the economy but instead everyone can't do it because they are focused on the war that is Najib. Am I close?
Hang Babeuf: Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan insists that he was "not born yesterday". Now Pandikar huffs and pleads that he is not sent "from some kampung".
Why do these guys have to tell us these things? What insecurity drives their need to do so?
Are they so insecure and uncomfortable in their roles and public standing, so diffident about their capacity and knowledge (and even worthiness) to handle their positions and enjoy the prominence that comes with their responsibilities?
So true, Pandikar is unfit to be Speaker. Always biased and supporting the elite who 'elected' him. Best for him to RESIGN now, lest he feel the wrath of God for not doing what he has sworn to do, that goes for AG Apandi and all the judges who do not do what they have sworn to do.