tianchua | … All ministers seem to have ran away today.
Today is the first day of ministries to answer and clarify issues raised in the speeches by opposition and backbenchers since 30 June. However no minister were in the Parliament.
Before the debate, during the Question Time in the morning, Transport Minister Ong Tee Keat evaded all questions related to corruption in PUSPAKOM. He also refused to acknowledge the existence of corruption in PUSPAKOM. He said that very few people had come forward with clear evidence.
The Minister went on to moralize the issue by asserting that in order to eradicate corruption the public need to be educated first. He also rejected the call for an independent commission to investigate the phenomenon of corruption in PUPAKOM.
Ong Tee Keat who had been branded as a courageous politician now turned coward when come to corruption within his department.
Later, Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakop was first to deliver his response on behalf of the Ministry of Finance.
Many questions were raised on petrol hike and the ‘restructuring’ of petrol subsidies. Instead of answering, he gave long lectures on economy, global market, etc.
The minister not only refused to engage a debate with us, his replies appeared to be mere contemplation. He kept talking about “maybe we should try this, or that”. His replies exposed that the government had not put in serious thought in how to handle the current economic crisis…. selanjutnya.