GST money: Guan Eng must face Parliamentary Special Committee

I READ Subang Member of Parliament Wong Chen’s tweet which confirmed that the Public Account Committee (PAC) did not find any irregularity that refunds from the General Sales Tax (GST) was swindled as claimed by former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

This is nothing new as PAC report was produced in July last year. The report prompted Barisan Nasional (BN) Members of Parliament to push a motion for Guan Eng to face the Parliamentary Rights and Privilege Committee for lying in the Dewan Rakyat.

The motion, however, was rejected by the then Dewan Rakyat Speaker.

What’s intriguing is when the motion was raised up, Wong Chen and other PAC members from Pakatan Rakyat did not agree to it nor did they object to Speaker’s decision? PH at that time was loudly avowing for transparency and honestly which was purportedly to uplift the Parliament integrity.

However, it was clear that during that time Wong Chen and PH Parliamentarians had betrayed their principle and let Guan Eng to lie in the Dewan Rakyat. Worst still, they defended Guan Eng’s lie even though the PAC report stated otherwise.

To ensure the Dewan Rakyat integrity is observed, it is reasonable for motion to bring Guan Eng before the Rights and Privilege Committee resumes this July.

The motion should able the people to justify as to whether Wong Chen and other PH Members of Parliament chose to uphold the Dewan Rakyat integrity or letting lie to dominate their 22-month administration.

Shahril Hamdan
UMNO Information Chief