“Ten BN members of parliament spent almost RM1 million each for various festive celebration including open houses in their constituencies in 2007” says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Johari Baharum in parliament Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008. I salute them for being spendthrift, and be able to show off to their constituents that they care, regardless of where the money is coming from.
RM1 million for just 10 BN MP’s, and if we include the remaining BN MP’s, guess how much will it cost, at the expense of taxpayers money? This extravagance among BN MP’s maybe just the tip of the iceberg. We do not know how much they spent, if they go on a foreign trip, travelling in style and with their spouses included. Some may even decide to bring along one or two ‘coffee boys’ along, all at the expense of taxpayers money.
I suppose, they all must be blind to the plight of thousands of hungry Malaysians. One need not go far……just visit the squatter settlements littered around the city of Kuala Lumpur, or visit the low cost flats that resembles prison cells. Just imagine, a family with 4 grown up children living in a two bedroom low cost flat? Why don’t these lavish spending MP’s stay just a night with these families and to be deprived of the luxuries of their ‘palaces?
It was only yesterday, that my wife who had just returned from the market walked into the house grumbling, saying that she had spend RM100 for just a few food staff. “Everything is so expensive and nothing seem to be coming down” she said.
I doubt very much if BN MP’s have had to go to market to understand the peoples plight. I believe they don’t, and certainly most do not have much problem with money. I can say this because I am yet to hear their spouses grumble because of rising costs, just like what my wife and many others had done.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION
Posted at 11.00am on Nov 19,2008