12 DAP MPs should be professional, specialize, be knowledgeable and seek to be authoritative in the portfolios assigned to them to match the Barisan Nasional juggernaut commanding over 90 per cent of the parliamentary seats with quality of parliamentary debate and performance
- at the Conference of DAP MPs and State Assembly members
by Lim Kit Siang
(Petaling Jaya, Sunday): With the Opposition in Parliament in the recently-held 11th general election reduced to its weakest position in the nation’s 46-year history, the DAP’s 12 Members of Parliament constituting five per cent of total number of 219 MPs must be conscious of their grave responsibility to improve the quality of their parliamentary performance and debate to match the stifling and suffocating juggernaut of the Barisan Nasional which commands over 90 per cent of the parliamentary seats.
DAP MPs should be professional, specialize, be knowledgeable and seek to be authoritative in the portfolio responsibilities assigned to them, viz:
DAP MPs – allocation of portfolio responsibilities
DAP MPs should immediately set upon the following tasks with regard to the portfolio responsibilities assigned to them:
DAP MPs and State Assembly members must be exemplars of the new information society and be fully committed to the ethos of lifelong education, never ceasing to improve themselves, the party and the nation so that Malaysia can move purposefully towards a fully developed nation with a “First World Infrastructure, First World Mentality”.
* Lim Kit Siang, DAP National Chairman & Member of Parliament for Ipoh Timor