One more day to go for the scheduled study trip, but they are still not sure where they are heading. It’s scheduled to start from tomorrow-lah!
Perhaps all they want is just to get those BN MPs out of the country for a while. The official term for this trip is “educational agricultural field trip”. Meanwhile, Anwar has gone off for his own lawatan kerja to Indonesia – and he is still insisting the defections are on track.
Barisan Back-benchers’ Club chairman Tiong King Sing is quoted in The Star as saying:
Asked if it was true that the MPs were headed to Australia as was reported on some websites, Tiong said he had met with the sub-committee in the club arranging the trip.
“However, we have yet to decide whether we should go to China or Taiwan. We have to weigh the pros and cons of these two destinations because for China, we will need to apply for visas.”
So far, 48 MPs have confirmed their attendance for this incredible trip. The only problem is they are probably still not sure where they are going!
My advice: avoid Indonesia this weekend.
All together now, let’s sing Leaving on a jet plane:
All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go
I’m standin’ here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say good-bye
But the dawn is breakin’, it’s early morn
The taxi’s waitin’, he’s blowin’ his horn
Already I’m so lonesome I could die
So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
‘Cause I’m leaving on a jet plane
I don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go
There’s so many times I’ve let you down
So many times I’ve played around
I’ll tell you now, they don’t mean a thing