Industrial Relations Act August 27, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Democracy, Economy, Huh?!, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics, Southeast Asia.
Members of the Malaysian Trade Union Congress had gathered at Parliament this morning to hand in a letter of protest against the amendments to the Industrial Relations Act, scheduled to be first bill debated today.
However, the police prevented them from entering this public building.
One of the secretaries of the Back-Benchers Club came out to inform the unionists that the Supply Bill (Additional) will be debated instead and will take a few days. When I was told of this, I said, this can’t be. The Supply Bill is only at first reading.
“Come back on Wednesday, Thursday…” the secretary said, and proceeded to take their letter.
Come noon, guess which bill was first up for debate?
“Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2007”
You make your own conclusions what sort of government MPs and staffers we have, who won’t even blink when treating the ‘rakyat’ in this manner.