I must say that I felt very disappointed this morning when I was stopped from entering the Parliament. I was there to hand over my latest book to a friend and a fellow MP from the DAP.
Before me there was a person who was allowed entry when he wanted to see a fellow MP from Rembau. On my way out, another Malay gentleman was allowed in because he was there to see a fellow leader from BN. Again, I took the officers to task.I asked the security officers manning the counter why there was double standards.
Regardless of how crowded the parliament is, the place should not be restricted to the public. In London, visitors are allowed to make a beeline to pay a visit to the parliament. I was told this is a directive from the top. I assume it is from Nazri Aziz, the Minister in-charge of Parliamentary Affairs.
I want to say this to Nazri, the parliament does not belong to UMNO or BN alone. This is a public area. I will visit the place again soon to find out if the restriction is still in place. I want to know why some VIPs are allowed in and not others.
BN still does not know what "People's Power" means. Mesra rakyat? My foot!
On my way out of the corridor, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon - a commoner - was allowed into the parliament. Because he is an acting president of a BN component party? BN's elitist attitude will ensure worse defeat for the coalition.
I was told DAP Lim Guan Eng brought this matter up in the parliament. Thanks, Guan Eng. At least you are sensitive to the people.