By rushing through a motion to suspend Puchong MP Gobind Singh for a year, the speaker, Pandikar Amin Mulia, said "it (the motion) should be debated now since ‘Parliament is no longer like a first-world Parliament anymore’. I would like to agree with the speaker.
First, there were many other more important motions tabled at the parliament but were rejected by this third world parliament speaker. Some of the motions included the use of ISA against civilians, the power grab in Perak and Kugan's murder case.
But this third rate speaker has decided to allow a motion which involved Gobind's so-called unparliamentary conduct last Thursday when he implicated Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.
The speaker's decision to suspend Gobind for a year is an abuse of his power. Gobind did not do the wisest thing trying to implicate the deputy prime minister without a clear and solid evidence. As a legal practitioner, he should know better not to allege a person of murder without a solid evidence.
But the speaker should exercise his own constraint and professionalism in meting out a punishment. Perhaps he is trying to curry flavour and earn some brownie points from the in-coming PM himself. The suspension is too harsh and unfair to the voters of Puchong.
Yes, Mr Speaker, the parliament is worse than some in the third world countries. Made worse by your decision.