Minister and Deputy Minister of Tourism playing truant in Parliament!

During Question Time, the question below was called for answer, both the Minister and Deputy Minister of Tourism were absent. No one was available to answer the question by YB Tuan Lim Kit Siang [Ipoh Timur].

After some 5 minutes of protest by Pakatan Rakyat MPs including YB Tuan Lim Kit Siang, the Deputy Speaker came to the rescue and asked whether any Deputy Minister wish to assist in the matter. The Deputy Minister of Health stood up and told the House that the Minister of Tourism will give a written answer in due course.

Tuan Lim Kit Siang asked Supplementary Question:

It was most irresponsible of Barisana Nasional Government for its Minister not to be present to provide answers during Question Time. This will no doubt cause the majority in Permatang Pauh to be increased further. It must also be noted that the question below has been tabled at least one month in advance and yet the Minister needed time to answer. This showed that BN government is most irresponsible.

16. PR-1213-L16059

*Tuan Lim Kit Siang* [Ipoh Timur] minta *MENTERI PELANCONGAN* menyatakan bilangan dan kos papan-papan iklan promosi pelancongan yang diletak di sepanjang Lebuh Raya Utara-Selatan, serta rasional bagi gambar-gambar YAB Perdana Menteri, Timbalan Perdana Menteri serta Menteri turut dipaparkan di papan-papan iklan berkenaan, apakah kajian saintifik yang menunjukkan gambar-gambar
berkenaan turut membantu menggalakkan pelancongan.

– Terjemahan oleh Lee Wee Tak – Ucapan ribuan terima kasih dari Wee Choo Keong –

Menteri dan Naib Menteri Pelancongan ponteng parlimen!

Semasa waktu soal jawab, apabila tibanya masa soalan di bawah untuk dijawab, kedua-dua Menteri dan Naib Menteri Pelancongan tidak hadir. Tiada seorang pun boleh jawab soalan YB Tuan Lim Kit Siang [Ipoh Timur].

Selepas bantahan selama 5 minit oleh Wakil Rakyat Pakatan Rakyat MPs termasuk YB Tuan Lim Kit Siang, Deputy Speaker menolong kedua menteri tersebut dengan meminta mana-mana naib menteri sudi membantu. Naib Menteri Kesihatan berdiri dan memberitahu bahawa Menteri Pelancongan akan memberi jawapan bertulis pada masa yang sesuai..

Soalan tambahan Tuan Lim Kit Siang adalah seperti berikut:

Sangatlah kurang bertanggung jawab pentadbiran Barisan Nasional supaya menteri tidak hadir dalam masa soal jawab. Ini akan menyebabkan jurang kemenangan bertambah besar lagi di Permatang Pauh. Adalah dimaklumkan soalan ini telah dibentangkan sebulan terdahulu tetapi menteri tiada meluangkan masa untuk menjawab. Ini menunjukkan betapa kurang bertanggungjawab pentadbiran BN.


  1. BN will never change.

    They are irresponsible, arrogant and will not change.

    Let DSAI go into Parliament and lead Pakatan Rakyat to form the new government and kick out all these useless people.

    Hidup Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim!

  2. I agreed with Melayu jati, especially this Minister of Tourism , she had been in the nick of hanky panky since her Sport ministry duration. BN politician don’t care the people, they think Malaysia belong to their grand father, We must teach them a lesson

  3. Azlina Othman is getting too comfortable like the other BN ministers. They treat Parliament is just a playing ground for them. Well, for 50 years the BN has dominated the country politic tot he extend that they treated Malaysians with contempt.

    Lets hope that Permatang Pauh will be the burying ground for BN especially the UMNO.

    How could a minister treat Parliament the highest authority int he country with such contempt?

  4. The Ministers should know that first and foremost, they are wakil rakyat, not a fler who is “berdaulat”

    secondly, they are earning their good living from tax payers money

    therefore they should be our mouths and ears and our conscience in the august house

    not so lazy budak ponteng sekolah

    compared to Mister Lim, how many times he went into jail and how many times he had to argue with the establishment that would have cause me to burst a vein, he still goes there and speak for all Malaysians.

    attendance record for all MPs must be for public viewing

    oh yes, the dreadful Visit Malaysia Year showing the PM and the Minister grining is pure bad advertising.

    Foreigners do not come to Malaysia to see a grining aged man and woman who should not make it to America’s top 10 models.

    if you want to put up faces, put up common Malaysians with costumes that are exotic to foreigners, not a grinning aged man in a suit. how interesting it that?

  5. Politics and sports should not mix. U don’t see Phelps being bandied around by McCann or Obama.

    The declining state of the Malaysian sports scene is due to too many politicians running the show.

    For example, any 1 of the Malaysia’s best footballers are given significant post in the FAs? Soh Chin Aun, Santokh Singh, Zainal Abidin Hassan, Ghani Minat etc never been used in development role

    Nicol David is the world champ but just wonder how and where did she started.

    Leave sports alone and let the sportmen and women with sufficient support to bring glory to Malaysia

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