As you must have heard, the poorly conceived DNA Identification Bill was passed yesterday, by the majority of ONE vote.
Read here and here for more sordid details. Even if my government had not betrayed me and millions like me before this (and they had, big time), this alone will be a reason never ever to vote BN again.
I attended a talk last year about the bill while it was still in committee stage and my fears were proven as Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo explained the key contentious points of the bill.
“We need act to govern these matters, but certainly not in this form” I recalled him saying this, or something to this effect. I blogged about it then too and covered certain points. Read more here.
To all those Malaysians who voted in each Member of Parliament that supported this bill, I have this to say, “You morons deserve the government you get.”
All those MPs who voted it in, they of course voted party line, regardless of the long term consequences they are inflicting on the unsuspecting public. I sincerely hope some, if not all of these pricks, will be at the receiving end of this hastily-conceived, ill-thought law.
The one consolation is that they removed a clause that stipulated that only a police officer can head the DNA Databank. Now, it is a member of the civilian public.
At a time when the public estimation of the Malaysian Police is at an all time low, this clause would have been like giving loaded gun to a certified violent basket case. Yet that too may have been put in if not for the public outcry.
But don’t cheer just yet. This DNA Identification Bil, which is now on the way to the “stamping board” Dewan Negara has many more clauses that empowers Polis Raja Di Malaysia to royally screw you, if it chooses to.
Meanwhile, I want to know if any of our MPs can give me the names of those 48 MPs who voted in the bill. I would like to put up the names of these paragons on my blog, for posterity’s sake and also to celebrate their genius.
Well Done, Barisan MPs. You’ve just proven beyond a doubt that you guys don’t give a damn about anything but your own ends.
And to the Pakatan Rakyat posse, I’d like to ask this question. Only 47 of you were present to vote against the bill. You guys could have defeated it? As far as I know, only Nizar and Gobind Singh were suspended. Where were the rest of you? Last I checked, there was 82.
Pakatan Rakyat MPs let us down as well today. It irks, because this is a fight you could have won for us, the public. If I was an MP and I knew this bill was going to be voted on, I would turn up even if I had hernia.
Where the f**k were the rest of the Pakatan Rakyat MPs? Civil society would like know. Permatang Pauh, this bill, once it turns into act, will be used against the likes of you. How many of your party members were there to help to defeat it?
I repeat, if any of you readers could, please tell me the people who voted for and against this bill in Parliament yesterday.
I’m collecting a bucket of spit for the absentees and the Yays.