News about a fellow practitioner and recently-elected Balik Pulau MP, Yusmadi Yusoff, flashed before my eyes this morning as I nursed my first cup of coffee in the office.
The august house met yesterday in a closed-door briefing for the newly-elected MPs and the Dewan Rakyat Speaker, Ramli Ngah Talib, was referring to the mother-daughter team from PKR as “weird”. Yusmadi promptly commented that he was uneasy with Ramli’s choice of words. He further reminded that one must be careful with his choice of words.
Ah, Yusmadi… it does not matter what choice of words are being used by the Dewan Rakyat Speaker to describe the debut team of mother-daughter in parliament, what matters is the the changes they can bring. And to comment on such a trivial matter (to me personally) is just not necessary don’t you think? Litigation lawyer such as yourself is surely seasoned to many more harsh words from courts and opposing counsels.
In my opinion, statements from MPs describing whatever family-combination in Parliament tantamount to much ado about nothing.
I am not interested to know about the family-combination in Parliament; the only thing I am interested in knowing is the changes the new MPs can bring. The voters – who had just voted for a change – are waiting with bated breath for the newly elected MPs to realiase their manifesto during the 12th general election.
All said and done, I hope my congratulation for Yusmadi is not too late. So, congratulation Yang Berkhidmat.
Me? I am enjoying the drama in political scene lately but I am taking a short break to hide at the Book Fair in PWTC. See you there!