Opposition Walkout! Why must everything be turned into a circus?

Opposition lawmakers with their ‘Siapa MO1’ placards after their walkout from the budget session in Parliament on Friday. – Photo taken from Malaysiakini


COMMENT: Salleh Said Keruak The presentation of the annual budget in Parliament is serious business.

This is the opportunity for the opposition MPs to participate in the Budget and present their ideas to Parliament if they feel they have any.

It is bad enough that the opposition does not have a shadow cabinet and shadow Finance Minister.

Now the opposition wants to treat Parliament like a circus.

Instead of seeing how they can contribute some ideas, the opposition walked out of Parliament and held a demonstration.

The level of maturity of the opposition MPs has sunk to an all-time low. Must everything be turned into a protest demonstration?

Instead of walking out halfway through the budget presentation they should at least wait till it is over and debate the budget first.

  • This article was first published in sskeruak.blogspot.my. Salleh is a Senator as well as Minister of MultiMedia and Communications.