Lim Kit Siang and the BN MPs

One day, during an emergency seating of Parliament:

LKS: Honourable members of this house, in view of the imminent threat of a foreign force invading our shores, I would now like to move an urgent motion calling for conscription of our citizens to defend our beloved nation.

BN: [heckling and booing] Oi, Cina, duduk lah! Jangan bising lah! Tidak ada kerja lain!

SPEAKER: Motion denied as it has no resemblance of public interest.

LKS: But…but….but…do you realise that we are going to be invaded??? Please listen to me.

BN: [more heckling and booing]. Oi Lim, balik Cina lah! You ah, sangat bising. Saya nak balik rumah cepat lah!

SPEAKER: I said that the motion is denied. The subject is closed.

Later on, the DPM was interviewed by a very worried looking reporter.

REPORTER: Sir, in view of the imminence of war between foreign nations, why didn’t the BN MPs support LKS on the conscription issue?

DPM: Very simple – we don’t support any motion forwarded by the Opposition.

REPORTER: But sir, we are talking about our country being attacked and lives and properties will be destroyed.

DPM: True, true, but as long as it comes from the Opposition, we will not support the motion. But nonetheless, I shall table the conscription motion myself tomorrow.

REPORTER: But isn’t it the same as supporting the Opposition???

DPM: But not if I re-phrase the motion to make it looks like it comes from the BN. How’s that?

REPORTER: But by then, wouldn’t it be too late to set things in motion to conscript the citizens. In a matter of weeks, the enemy forces would already be at our front door.

DPM: Oh well, sabar, sabar – that’s the way things go in our Parliamentary system. We just have to live with it.

[Source: Billy's comment via Lim Kit Siang – “One-eyed Napoleons” – BN MPs tear Pak Lah’s PIN into shreds]

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If you don’t know what sarcasm is try reading Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal: For Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick (sic)—an epitome of satire.

His proposal is to fatten up the undernourished children and feed them to England's rich absentee land-owners. Children of the poor could be sold into a meat market at the age of one thus combating overpopulation and unemployment, sparing families the expense of child-rearing while providing them with a little extra income, improving the culinary experience of the wealthy, and contributing to the overall economic well-being of the nation.

[Source: Wikipedia – A Modest Proposal]

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