KUALA LUMPUR: After allocations for the Foreign Ministry under Budget 2021 was passed with a simple voice vote in Parliament, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (BN-Ayer Hitam) chided Opposition MPs for being “consistently inconsistent”.
Dr Wee questioned why Opposition MPs did not call for a bloc vote on the allocations for the Foreign Ministry, as several Pakatan Harapan MPs had declared on Monday (Nov 30) that they would call for a bloc vote on the passing of every ministry’s allocations.
“It seems as though Opposition MPs have now realised that their ‘wayang’ (acting) is not well-received, ” he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday (Dec 1).
Dr Wee pointed out that both of the Opposition’s attempts on Monday to derail allocations for the Prime Minister’s Department and the Finance Ministry were futile after they had failed to garner enough support when bloc voting was called.
“That is why I used the #ConsistentlyInconsistent tagline to describe the Opposition’s move to table a bloc vote in parliament.
“They weren’t even joking when Mohamad Sabu exclaimed and said: ’the Opposition will call for a bloc voting for every ministry and losing 27-0 is okay, ” he said.
“But, Abang Mat (Mohamad) is not even here in the Dewan Rakyat when the Foreign Ministry’s allocations under Budget 2021 was to be passed at the committee stage in Parliament, ” added Dr Wee.
The MCA president also said the front row of the Opposition’s bench usually consisted of nine of its top leaders, but only DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng was present when the Foreign Ministry was about to be passed via a voice vote.
“When there’s no bloc voting, and the allocations were passed with a voice vote, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir (Independent-Jerlun) straight away packed his bags and rushed out of the House.
“Is this a coincidence? This happened the same time when Datuk Seri Najib Razak was present in the House, ” he said.
“Did Najib’s presence caused Pakatan to change their strategy and cause them to chicken out in calling for a bloc vote? Only Pakatan leaders can answer this, ” he added.
Allocations for the Foreign Ministry and the National Unity Ministry under Budget 2021 was passed at the committee stage with a simple voice vote in Parliament on Tuesday (Dec 1).
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