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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Barisan Nasional Members of Parliament, the whip and the DNA bill

I hope to highlight one fact which I believe is important but not highlighted by other bloggers yet. I am referring to the BN whip. All Barisan Nasional Member of Parliaments have to support anything that originate from the Barisan Nasional and oppose anything that originate from the opposition irrespective of merits. This means that all Barisan Nasional MPs cannot vote according to conscience. This is unacceptable.

We do not know what will happen on September 16, the day on or before which at least 30 Barisan Nasional Members of Parliament are suppose to defect from BN and join Pakatan Rakyat to form a new government. What we know is the defective Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Identification Bill 2008 will be debated again in Parliament when it reconvenes and may be put to a vote. I deem this a great chance for all Barisan Nasional Members of Parliament to reconsider their position vis a vis the Barisan whip and vote against the DNA bill in its present form if ever it gets to the voting stage. I hope the BN MPs will consider that their golden chance to show that they are not yes men or yes persons (gender neutral) and vote against the defective bill. If Barisan Nasional expel them for this small rebellion, then this is their golden chance to leave the sinking Titanic and joined the Pakatan Rakyat, free from conscience that they have abandoned Barisan Nasional.

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