Some people are wondering why there was no Q and A on the first day of the sitting of the Penang State Assembly.
Pakatan elected reps have been on the receiving end of not a few rulings in Parliament. So they should not emulate such action in the Penang State Assembly as a tit-for-tat.
Q & A is an important component of assembly proceedings. If anything, priority should be given to it as this is time when issues of public concern can be raised for responses from elected reps.
Though there will be other opportunities for Q and A this week, to use “time constraints” to bar questioning on the first day does not get the state assembly off to the best of starts. “Time constraints” should be used to cut down on other components of the programme, not Q & A.
By the way, will our Aduns include in their agenda the poor maintenance and conditions at low-cost flats in the state and raise some hard questions in the assembly?