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Monday, 23 June 2008
PITA POLITIK (40): LET'S CYCLE TO PARLIAMENT
At least for health reason,shouldn't MPs like Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and Lim Guan Eng join the ride, introduced by their four comrades-in-MPs?
Monday June 23, 2008 MYT 11:19:27 AM PKR MPs cycle to Parliament as mark of protest By LISA GOH
KUALA LUMPUR: Four Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) MPs - Tian Chua (Batu), Hee Loy Sian (PJ Selatan), N. Gobalakrishnan (Padang Serai) and Zulkifli Nordin (Kulim Bandar Baru) - cycled to Parliament Monday as a mark of protest against the recent fuel hike.
Tian Chua said move was also to "appeal to the Cabinet Ministers to understand the difficulty in using bicycles or public transport" in the country. "Changing of lifestyles is not as easy as what the Government claims," he told reporters.
He said that he and the three others had taken about 20 minutes to cycle from Bank Negara to the Dewan Rakyat.
"It's a difficult task because the road transport system here is not designed for bicycle use and cyclists will face problems cruising around town," he said.
Asked if they would cycle to Parliament again, he said the MPs would discuss it further.
"Today, because of the debate on petrol price hike, we rode our bicycles here to make a point," he said.(The Star Online)
Comment: Another gimmick by four PKR Members of Parliament. For yet another political stunt for public attention! Certainly there would be bystanders along the route - from Bank Negara building to Parliament House - who would say PKR had lots of "fancy" ideas how to promote their party's standing. Wouldn't be more impressive if PKR de-facto leader, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim joins the the morning ride, or even Parlimentarian Nurul Izzah herelf together with Datin. It will be very interesting to see when will PAS and DAP Parliamentarians of the Pakatan Rakyat group will join the ride, holding hands right into the Parliament's porch. After all isn't it a good cause for health?. More so, if BN parlimentarian join the fray and this then will make it more convenient if the protocol road leading to Parliament House would be converted to a strictly cycle lane during peak hours. As for the public any volunteers to cycle the ditance?