Tuesday, March 20, 2007

"PM wants MPs of substance and quality"

PM wants quality reps

Malaysian Prime Minister Pak Lah urged Barisan Nasional MPs to perform beyond the expectations of their electorate and become “MPs of substance and quality”.

Pak Lah told his MPs that they must always update themselves on issues concerning their constituencies as well as on national and global issues.

Tangga Batu MP Datuk Idris Harun said Pak Lah advised the MPs not to be emotional in putting forth their concerns as a lot of work could be done in a rational and professional manner.

“He said there would be 1,001 problems and these problems can never be solved all together but that we will be judged on how we manage them,” Idris said.

Regional and Rural Development Minister Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe said Abdullah told the MPs while they could be critical of the Government during their debate, they should not let their actions bring a bad image to the Government.

“He also told us that we should help maintain the ‘feel good factor’ among the people. He said the people had a wrong perception that the economy was weak and we have to explain to them the real situation,” Dr Tiki said.