SHAH ALAM – The Selangor State Assembly which entered its second day witnessed only a single Barisan Nasional (BN) State Assemblyman (ADUN) given the chance to debate. The rest of the members who were granted the permission to debate were from PKR and DAP.
The two-day state assembly was officiated by the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. Indulged in self-praises, not much issues were brought up for the interest and welfare of the people.
For instance, the Selangor Tourism, Environment, Green Technology and Consumer Affairs Committee Chairman Elizabeth Wong Keat Ping, took pride in her efforts in introducing the sales of plastic bags at stores throughout Selangor at 20 sen each.
She also claimed that the environment in Selangor has changed drastically as the Klang river is much cleaner now, free from pollution and even crocodiles can be found in the river.
To her, crocodiles emerging at the Klang River proves that the state is free from plastic based pollution due to her campaign of charging 20 sen for each plastic bag.
However, the Exco has somehow forgotten that Selangor is also the champion for dengue cases where its record in December shows almost 45,000 cases.
This matter was confirmed by the Selangor Welfare and Women Affairs committee Chairman Dr. Daroyah Alwi based on the questions from the Batu Tiga ADUN, Rodziah Ismail.
Rodziah asked about the measures taken by the Selangor state government in overcoming tuberculosis cases which is on an increasing pattern each year. The Exco involved said that they are working with the State Health Department on the issue.
Somehow, the Batu Tiga ADUN was displeased with the answer given and said that the state government is not serious in handling the issue, besides the rising cases of dengue in the state.
The highlight of the assembly yesterday was the portrayal of immaturity by the Selangor State Executive Councillor Youth Development, Sports, Cultural and Entrepreneurship Development Amirudin Shari who got very emotional in answering the issues pertaining the Football Association of Selangor (FAS).
The issue was raised by Sungai Panjang State Assemblyman from BN, Budiman Mohd Zohdi on the latest development between the state government’s crisis with FAS, especially on its restriction towards the Red Giant in using the Shah Alam Stadium.
Amiruddin’s answer of “Go to hell!” in referring to FAS raised eyebrows as these words should never come out from the mouth of an Exco member fully responsible towards sports development of the state.
Budiman also advised the Exco to calm down and control his emotion as he should never say those words to the state team which had brought glory to Selangor and national football.
Amirudin’s expression showed his obvious dissatisfaction towards the management of FAS when he answered Budiman.
He also accused FAS for politicking the issue and he pointed out UMNO as the puppeteer of the association.
Permatang ADUN Datuk Sulaiman Abdul Razak was the only BN state assemblyman given the chance to debate.
Throughout his speech, he was interrupted by the ADUNs from PKR and DAP causing the 20 minutes allocated to him to go to waste.
Nevertheless, he managed to throw in criticisms towards the Selangor government for its failure in curbing illegal massage centres and providing affordable homes or Rumah Selangorku.
He also condemned the Kasih Ibu Smart Selangor (KISS) programme introduced by the Selangor government to ease the burdens of single mothers.
Sulaiman slammed the programme for not being wholesome as the recipients of the programme were not qualified recipients, besides its discrimination towards the PAS areas.
The situation became tensed when the Sekinchan ADUN from DAP Ng Suee Lim kept interrupting Sulaiman’s session. However, the Permatang ADUN reminded Suee Lim of his ‘case’.
“Sekinchang… You have a case. A drunk driving case where you hit someone. Police report was made on you. I will talk about this later.. be patient,” said Sulaiman.
Suee Lim who had been interrupting Sulaiman finally sat down when Sulaiman claimed that he will bring the evidence to the assembly over his drunk driving case when he hit a student.
For the record, Suee Lim was allegedly involved in an accident on 7 February 2010 at 11.50 p.m. where he lost control of his vehicle and he hit the divider.
In that incident, a student from UiTM who was riding his motorcycle was hit by the vehicle driven by Suee Lim causing serious injuries to the victim where he passed away several days later. – MalaysiaGazette