Joey received an sms from a source who works as an advertising accounts executive,”Very soon Sarawak Opposition Legislators will be on the plane to South Africa for the Football World Cup. YB Dominique has tried going into the DUN by road and river but it seems the DAP YBs would fly to South Africa before the BN YBs. Sarawak DUN finishes on May 26th 2010. You know what the 3 YBs should do…??”
Joey replied “thank you for info..and have you got any message to them .??” The source replied,”Sure,tell them to tell their counterparts in South Africa of their mistreatment and stop the BN Ybs from entering South Africa. That will be FAIR as FIFA practises FAIR PLAY…hehehe“
The whole episode can be read here as we have copied from an internet portal for your easy reading. So who else will be joining these 3 on a trip to the World Cup 2010..??
Maradong state assemblyperson from DAP Ting Tze Fui is now a step closer to facing suspension over remarks she made to the House last November.
The state assembly has passed a motion this morning to refer Ting (right) to the state legislative assembly rights and privileges committee, where she will face possible censure.
In the motion filed by SUPP deputy secretary-general Wong Soon Koh, he recommended for Ting to face the committee, and was passed by the House in a vote of 59 to four.
Pakatan has seven assemblymen in the house, including six from DAP and one from PKR.
Chong Jen Jien (DAP-Kota Sentosa) and Dominique Ng (PKR-Padungan) were both suspended on Tuesday, while Opposition leader Wong Ho Leng (DAP-Bukit Assek) could not vote due to a “technical problem”.
The five-member committee, all of whom are BN representatives, will now haul Ting for a hearing before making recommendations to the Speaker, which almost certainly would result in a suspension.
‘Unfair and undemocratic’
When contacted, Ting described the move as “unfair” and “undemocratic”.
“No matter what we say, BN will still find ways to suspend us,” she said, adding that her fate was almost sealed.
Although close to facing suspension, Ting says that she is not disappointed, instead urged the Sarawak voters to vote in more Pakatan representatives in the state assembly for a stronger “opposition voice”.
Ting had raised the ire of the state government after accusing them of misappropriating public funds during the debate on the state budget last November.
Soon Koh, who is also the Sibu SUPP chief, had threatened on Tuesday to file the motion, despite Ting producing a newspaper cutting headlined “Billions siphoned – Sarawak government stepped in” to substantiate her claims.
If Ting is suspended, she will be the third Pakatan representative following Chong and Ng, to face censure since the Sibu by-election last weekend in which DAP managed to wrest the seat previously thought to be a BN stronghold.
Suspension from the legislative assembly appears to be a common tool for the state government. Ho Leng, who was newly crowned as Sibu MP, himself was suspended last year for 12 months. The suspension expired on May 13.
Meanwhile, Ng who was served with a suspension of 12 months on Tuesday, is complaining that the state government was barring him from entering the public gallery of the House.
In a statement, he said that the state secretary also refused to give him the order paper, saying that he has no right to be within the compound of the state legislative assembly.
“I want to know what my rights are during suspension,” he said.
The order paper is usually a public document which can be obtained by anyone. The parliament’s order paper for example, can be downloaded off the Internet..