Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Selangor Royal Commission of Inquiry to look into the Balkis Issue...why not?

Lim Kit Siang recently raised the possibility of an independent public inquiry...but I say why not go for a independent Royal Commission of Inquiry to look into the Balkis scandal..

After all, Selangor is a sovereign state with its own HRH the Sultan, and why can Selangor government set up an independent Royal Commission of Inquiry into Balkis Scandal, or just a Royal Commission of Inquiry. After all, this is a Selangor matter - a Selangor state scandal...

Khir’s contention that it was unfair to make him face an inquiry chaired by his political nemesis does not hold water. Is Khir prepared to face an independent public inquiry specially set up to inquire into the Balkis scandal?

If so, let Khir show his sincerity and honesty by announcing that he and his wife are prepared to attend and fully co-operate with such a separate public inquiry set up to probe into the Balkis scandal. - Lim Kit Siang's Blog. Khir Toyo - Suspend him from Selangor State Assembly but not his assemblyman’s allowances

On the other point that Kit Siang makes - that the assemblyman's allowance should not be cut, I agree.

The Selangor State Assembly should not suspend Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd Khir Toyo’s state assemblyman allowances even if it endorses the Selangor State Assembly Rights and Privileges Committee recommendations to punish and suspend the former Selangor Mentri Besar from the Assembly for grave breach of privileges.

The Selangor State Assembly Rights and Privileges Committee has recommended that Khir be suspended for a year from the state assembly without state assemblyman’s allowances and privileges for not attending an inquiry conducted by the state’s Select Committee on Competence, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) in March on the disbursement of state agency funds to Balis – the Wives of Selangor Assemblymen and MPs Welfare and Charity Organisation.- Lim Kit Siang's Blog. Khir Toyo - Suspend him from Selangor State Assembly but not his assemblyman’s allowances


My position still is that no MP and/or Assemblyperson should be suspended from the Dewan Rakyat or the State Legislative Assembly. See earlier post:- Very wrong to suspend ADUNs/MPs - revoke the suspoension order of Khir Toyo & 3 Ors..

The longest acceptable suspension of a wakil rakyat is suspension until the next sunrise...

Suspension of an elected peoples' representative only denies the people's right to participate in matters discussed, debated and decided in the Legislative Assembly, and that is not right...

2 comments:

Yoon Lee said...

What do you propose instead as a means to impose sanctions against an errant ADUN or MP?

Thanks

Harcharan said...

"suspension until the next sunrise..."