It was fright night for the BN as the national Budget reportedly was passed by a wafer-thin 66-63 majority in Parliament last night.
That’s 48 per cent attendance for the BN MPs and a 77 per cent turnout for the Pakatan reps. If half a dozen more Pakatan MPs had been there and they had defeated the BN in the vote, it would have sent shock-waves across the country. A missed opportunity if ever there was one.
Najib and Ong Tee Keat reportedly had to rush to Parliament to vote – and this was for their “1Malaysia Prosperity for All” national Budget.
Malaysian Insider has the story here.
It just goes to show how much importance these missing MPs place in Parliament when they can be absent during such a crucial debate and vote. And did those who turned up at the last minute – without participating in the debates – really understand what they were voting for?
If they can’t be there to debate and vote on the national Budget, then why exactly are they MPs?