Thursday, March 27, 2008


The 10 MPs from the Federal Territory have displayed urgency in their first joint press-release. I read this in MP for Wangsa Maju. Yang Berkhidmat Wee Choo Keong's blog:

The 10 opposition Members of Parliament (namely Bandar Tun Razak, Batu, Cheras, Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai, Bukit Bintang, Segambut and Seputeh) met last night (
25-03-08) at Federal Hotel. The following resolutions were unanimously resolved:

1. 1.We the10 opposition Members of Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, note that two months prior to the 12th General Elections (GE) DBKL was very relax in taking actions against the hawkers, petty traders, DBKL tenants and others.

2 2. We also note that immediately after the completion of the 12th GE, resulting in the clear rejection of BN by the KL residents, DBKL swung into actions to victimize and/or punish the hawkers, petty traders and threaten to victimize and/or punish the DBKL tenants in the opposition held constituencies, for the miserable performance of BN in the GE.

3. We strongly condemn DBKL for involving itself in politics and taking such concerted actions to victimize and/or punish the hawkers, petty traders and DBKL tenants for exercising their democratic rights in the 12th GE to elect the 10 opposition MPs from PKR, DAP and PAS in Kuala Lumpur.

4. We call upon the Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur to immediately stop the political actions in victimizing and/or punishing the hawkers, petty traders and DBKL tenants for exercising their democratic to elect the MPs of their choice.

Dated 26th March 2008

Signed by:

YAB Tan Sri Abd Khalid Ibrahim
Ahli Parlimen Bandar Tun Razak

YB Dr Tan Seng Giaw
Ahli Parlimen Kepong

YB Tian Chua
Ahli Parlimen Batu

YB Wee Choo Keong
Ahli Parlimen Wangsa Maju

YB Dr Lo’ Lo’ Mohamad Ghazali
Ahli Parlimen Titiwangsa

YB Nurul Izzah Anwar
Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai

YB Theresa Kok
Ahli Parlimen Seputeh

YB Tan Kok Wai
Ahli Parlimen Cheras

YB Fong Kui Lun
Ahli Parlimen Bukit Bintang

YB Lim Lip Eng
Ahli Parlimen Segambut

I fervently hope that this single mindedness of purpose will prevail throughout your deliberations for the betterment of the rakyat in Wilaya Perseketuan, who defiantly voted you people in. My humble suggestion that unless the 10 of you declare a new manifesto for the people of the Federal Territory, your personal and party's priorities will/may invariably seep in to erode your now united and stated purpose for the people you now serve. The BN, though dislocated but not fractured, will pounce at any misstep and together with their media will make capital of such missteps. It might be a good idea to take some time to ponder on this direction that I picked up from the Stand Up Philosopher, Tony G's blog:

'If you share a good idea long enough, it will eventually fall on good people.

Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.

Leaders, whether in the family, in business, in government, or in education,must not allow themselves to mistake intentions for accomplishments.

Leaders must learn to discipline their disappointments. It is not what happens to us, it is what we choose to do about what happens that makes the difference in how our lives turn out.

Learn to help people with more than just their jobs; help them with their lives.

In leadership we teach: Don't send your ducks to eagle school because it won't help'.



Mydeen Aboo Backer said...

Mydeen wonders, are those hawkers and traders being summoned because they broke the law ? If so, they SHOULD be summoned, whoever won in the elections.

Are the MPs saying that it's ok to break the law to support DAP-PKR-PAS ?

Is that the message you're carrying ?

Anonymous said...

Are you aware of something called selective enforcement? Select when, where, who, what to enforce? It is a prevalent but unwritten policy practiced by DBKL officers when carrying out their duties. They can be arbitrarily strict or lax, depending on their instructions or on whether they have been buttered up by the petty traders.

zorro said...

Hi Siber Pal, those 10 MPs will not do a press release if they have no evidence to the contrary. They can't spell out everything can they. Why dont you hop over (not like a katak of course)to Wee's blog and pose this question. He would be in a better position to give you a straight answer. Were you not at NPC last Friday?

Anonymous said...

As the great saintly leader Mahatma Gandhi once so eloquently said, "We must become the change we want to see", it is most encouraging to see the MPs' consolidate, coordinate and work as a team in bringing about refreshing change.

Mike Chew said...

The 10 MPs should now petition the King to appoint a Mayor for Kuala Lumpur that reflects the support of the people in the City. Isn't this what the FT Minister is basically saying since he has come out formally to say that the appointment is by his Majesty? Like the MBs of various states who are appointed by the various sultans because he can command the support of the assembly men??Surely one of the 11 YBs elected by the people can enjoy the support of his peers?

Mydeen Aboo Backer said...


If they have evidence of DBKL doing their job and enforcing summons, they should publish it. Sheesh, that sounds convoluted, but the 10 MPs are trying to say that people shouldnt be summonned.

And no, in as much as Mydeen would like to mooch cheap beers at Kelab Tekan Nasional, Mydeen wasn't at yours, Shanghai's and Rocky's favourite watering hole. Mydeen prefers Chackravatty better.

zorro said... is never cheap...some choose to pay more for the same beer thats all. Paying more for a beer doesn't change the flavour of the beer....and neither does it change the status of the drinker. Gotcha.