All three PN big guns chicken out yet again during PM’s Question Time

THE much-awaited moment for the Opposition camp to hear from the horse’s mouth whether it is justified to describe the Prime Minister’s (PM) recent three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia as both a failure and wastage has passed with no show by three Perikatan Nasional (PN) big guns.

Communications and Digital MP Fahmi Fadzil tweeted how the absence of the trio – Opposition leader Datuk Ser Hamzah Zainuddin, the coalition’s chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and PAS president Tan Sri Hadi Awang – has been an anti-climax to the PM’s Question Time (PMQT) session which was slated for 10am this morning.

“YB Larut (Hamzah), YB Pagoh (Muhyiddin) and YB Marang (Hadi) once again did not appear and did not ask questions during the PMQT,” updated Fahmi who is also the Pantai MP on his Twitter account.

Fahmi Fadzil

“YAB @anwaribrahim (Anwar), YAB @DrZahidHamidi (Deputy PM Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi) and YAB @PetraJaya (DPM Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof) were present.”

Joining the PKR information chief in expressing disappointment are netizens, especially after Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal has boasted about the Opposition wanting to grill Anwar on his unfruitful Saudi Arabia trip. Below are some of the darndest views:

GagakMerah (@usin_mdnoor): When it’s PMQT time, they don’t come either. They were so gung-ho in TikTok. So EMBARRASSING.

Hairri Mohd (@HairriM): The sulking trio must have boycotted the session. So old yet still want to throw tantrums, not matured at all in their politicking. During the time of reckoning when God asks about trustworthiness, how are they going to twist it around? They seem only to remember worldly gains, power, status and wealth. Never ever thought of the hereafter. They still think they are innocent.

R.Yuneswaran (@r_yuneswaran): The best place to question the PM and Govt yet they failed to be a effective opposition!

Nik Amirul Faiz (@nafmy13): They @hamzahzainudin @MuhyiddinYassin @abdulhadiawang might be having a meeting among themselves outside the Parliament to determine how to best attack the unity government.

Familyku (@FamilyHalim2): Mention the statistics of the absence of Hadi Awang, Din Pagoh (Muhyiddin) and the Opposition leader during the Q&A session with the PM as one of the 8pm news headlines.

David Wong (@davidwong27): The Dewan Rakyat MUST implement meeting rules regarding percentage of attendance to determine whether MPs are eligible to contest in the national poll or even to qualify for a retirement allowance! After being elected as MPs, how do you expect them to service their electorate if they are always busy skipping the Dewan Rakyat?

suryana (@SueAna85): In the future, ask the PM to spring a surprise or to suddenly change the day of his Q&A session. Can’t we deduct the allowances of MPs if they don’t show up in Parliament? Make it mandatory for MPs and government officers to attend every Dewan Rakyat session unless there is a valid reason such as MC (medical certificate) or a letter stating the need to fulfil duty elsewhere. – March 28, 2023

Main pic credit: Isu Hangat TV

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