It was reported in The Star today that Datuk Shafie Abdullah has denied confronting me on the issues that I have brought up in Parliament concerning his interferences in the decision makings and administration of DBKL and other ministries. He also said that it was a chance meeting with me to give his story. It took him 4 days after the incident to come up with such glaring white lies. On 09 December, 2009 (Wednesday) he came to Parliament to meet the Minister of Parliament, YB Datuk Nazri, and the Speaker of the House. I was told by the reporters that when Datuk Shafie was going to the Speaker’s office the reporters were chasing him for comments and he told them to wait until he has seen the Speaker. Many reporters waited and he escaped through another door in the Speaker’s office. If I am not mistaken, Datuk Shafie is the political secretary of the PM in charge of Sarawak affairs.
On 05 November 2009, during the policy stage of the Budget debate, I did speak about Datuk Shafie’s activities in DBKL but the Minister chose not to reply. On O3 December 2009, before the adjournment of debate during the Committee Stage of the Budget on the Ministry of Willayah, the Speaker had decided that on 07 December 2009 (Monday) only three more speakers were allowed to speak during the Committee Stage debate. And I was the last speaker and thereafter the Minister to reply. On 07 December 2009 afternoon I delivered my speech as posted in this Blog. I spoke about Datuk Shafie’s activites in DBKL and etc. After the reply by the Minister and the press conference, between 5:30 pm and 6 pm, whilslt I was talking to a civil servant at the Parliament lobby with a few people around us, suddenly a stranger budged in and I saw his name tag, SHAFIE, on his coat. This was the first time that I saw how Datuk Shafie Abdullah look like. He immediately confronted me with anger and rudely as though I owed him a living!
The Minsiter for Parliament will be tabling a motion in the House on 15 December (coming Tuesday) to appoint a committee to investigate into this serious matter which I beleive will be passed by the House as this matter involves the sanctity of the Hosue. It is my view that powerful political secretaries of the PM and for that matter of Ministers cannot be allowed to behave like “samsseng” in the House of Parliament. Lets wait for 15 December 2009 to come and hopefully Datuk Shafie can thereafter talk about his innocence!