AN opposition MP had an unpleasant start in Parliament when his car was towed away by the traffic police for parking outside the Parliament house.
Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi, was shocked when he could not find his car after attending the official opening of Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara by the King.
Ooi said he was upset with the Parliament officials and the police as he was earlier instructed by the police to park outside the premises due to lack of parking space.
He said he was given a VIP parking pass that indicated Section ‘E’ to display on his dashboard but no one knew where section ‘E’ was.
He explained that he did not display his MP crest on the seven-year-old Proton Wira as it was not his official car and he had borrowed the car from his wife.
”However I managed to collect my car later but am not sure if I would have to pay a fine,” Ooi told a press conference at the Parliament lobby.
He added that he would raise the matter in Parliament when debating the Royal Address. (Star Online, 30 April 2008)
The problem with us sometime is we seem to ignore the rules and regulations of what we stand for. Or perhaps, since the rules and regulations are being passed by the government not of our own choice so those rules and regulations could be put aside or ignored.
Well! after all, we are also the people's representative (choice) and we are chosen by the rakyat to become a memeber of such a prestigious Parliament. Presumably, we also must treat Parliament House as our own house and could park anywhere of our own choice too. We have the right, haven't we? it's intereting to see how someone who parked indiscriminately on the first in Parliament "would raise the matter in Parliament when debting the Royal Address".
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