Some of you have criticised Sabah MPs for not supporting the opposition motion on PTI today in the Parliament. Some of you said that Sabah MPs have failed to raise Sabah issues in Parliament.
If you all care to read the Parliament hansard, you would read that all MPs from Sabah have spoken about PTI issue. Everyone of us have the passion to solve this issue. Even YB Kalabakan whom was said to be the brave one in parliament, did not agree with the usul! That goes to PBS,UPKO, SAPP, LDP and PBRS!!
Actually there is nothing wrong or unusual about this. This is because of the whip system. All Government MPs are not allowed to support Opposition's motion. And I am sure, opposition MPs are also subjected to their own house rules. For example, many programs suggested by the government are good initiatives but the opposition will jump on any opportunity to ridicule and oppose the programs just because they were pembangkang.
For your info, MPs Sabah have different view on how to solve the PTI issue. It does not necessarily require Suruhanjaya DiRaja. Perhaps a high level government committee or Parliamentary Committee comprising prominent figures in and out of the government and Sabah MPs, is more practical and more suited for our needs. In addition, the terms of reference must be dictated by the Sabah MPs themselves because they are at the forefont and know this issue by heart. In addition, if the terms of reference are not vetted by Sabah MPs, I am afraid the end results may not be what we wanted in the first place.
Wait for more announcements soon from Sabah BN Backbencher Club on this issue.