"2nd Suspension Due to Abuse of Power and System By BN"
Dictatorship according to Wikipedia is defined as an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by an individual, the dictator, without hereditary ascension.
The most recent, highly-publicized example of a country that was undeniably a dictatorship was Germany in World War II, which was under the absolute rule of Adolf Hitler. Whereas the most recent dictatorship that I experience myself is a Barisan Nasional under Taib Mahmud that has been ruling Sarawak for more than 25 years.
Since the number of opposition assemblymen in Sarawak DUN has increased, BN Sarawak has been criticized heavily by the opposition assemblymen. Barisan Nasional in the past especially after PBDS joined BN, has been having freedom to hide their blunders from the public. To maintain their freedom, in year 2007 they(BN Reps) have approved the DUN (Privileges and Powers) Ordinance 2007.The main purpose of the Ordinance is to curb opposition assemblymen from criticizing Taib Mahmud or Barisan Nasional.
The latest casualty of the Ordinance was a Kota Sentosa Assemblyman who is also the Bandar Kuching MP and the Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary YB Chong Chieng Jen.Yesterday, YB Chong Chieng was suspended from attending the DUN sitting for the rest of the sitting starting from Yesterday. He was suspended due to his comment which was published in a local newspaper, which said that a single person had control over the state budgetary allocation.
In defending his move in tabling the motion to suspend Chong, Second Finance Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh yesterday described state Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary Chong Chieng Jen’s statement as damaging to the state and could “destroy” Sarawak economically because no investor would invest in the state if its coffer was controlled by one single person.
All BN Politicians are in Taib Pocket
Even though Datuk Wong Soon Koh said that the budgetary allocation had to pass through several processes or committees before it reached the state cabinet and the chief minister, but the question is, who is among the BN Assemblymen that dare to question or oppose Taib ?
And if Taib has no influenced over Sarawak budgeter y allocation, why the budget was not fairly distributed among all the divisions in Sarawak. For example the 10th MDP Budget , 85% of its went to Northern part of Sarawak (Taib hometown)?
Abuse of Power
Invoking the DUN (Privileges and Powers) Ordinance 2007 against the assemblyman that exposing BN wrongdoing was an abused of power. MACC should take immediate action without waiting for someone to come forward to make a report.
Hope with the pro-active action by MACC, Sarawak BN will not abuse their power in the future. As a reminder for Taib Mahmud and his cronies...Please learn something from Selangor and Penang, your wrondoing will be exposed to the public once PAKATAN took over Sarawak...
"Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban"