What a day.!!.Phones ringing and a lot of explaining to members. What more is there coming from Parti Rakyat Sarawak on this eventful day ? Just when you think it will not get any worse a Malaysiakini report has this http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/91935 Billy Abit Jol is the sole Barisan Nasional MP to have signed the petition urging the prime minister to prioritise the debate on the Internal Security Act when Parliament reconvenes on Wednesday.
Billy is a five term MP for PRS and also a Vice president of the Party. Someone said,”So soon after his Datukship and is this planned.?” HAS THE HORNBILL SUDDENLY DECIDE TO TAKE FLIGHT? I have been trying to contact his closest aide but the phone is unreachable. For now we leave it to the party to decide what is the next course of action. There must be reasons why YB Billy has signed the petition and there is not use in speculating.
Ipoh Timor MP and DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang said that,”“I would like to praise Billy Abit for his principles and courageous stand in putting national interest ahead of party interest.” Lim also took a swipe at MCA and Gerakan’s newly elected top leaders for refusing to sign the petition, despite having calling for and passing resolutions on the ISA during their respective annual party meetings earlier this month.
So Billy’s action and Baginda’s written statement to Malaysiakini has indeed been a day to remember for PRS in particular and this must have been a very “AWKWARD DAY” for the PRS President James Masing and PRS Deputy Minister Joseph Entulu in a day where the Governor celebrates his 87th birthday. I’m sure in time the President will come out with the partys stand on these two issues. We shall be waiting for it.