Najib is always ‘plays truant’, only went to Parliament 26 times since becoming PM

SHAH ALAM, 18 June: The Member of Parliament for Bakri, Er Teck Hwa, blasted Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s attitude of often ‘playing truant’ at Parliamentary sessions since becoming Prime Minister.

He said that Najib has attended Parliament sittings for a mere 26 days out of 358 days for the past five years since becoming Prime Minister.

He said that it is the responsibility of the Prime Minister and the entire cabinet to answer any questions.


“Unfortunately, Najib’s attendance at the Dewan Rakyat, be it to answer questions or to debate with Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was extremely low,” he said, quoted from Roket Kini, at the Parliamentary session yesterday.

He was referring to the official Parliament records which state that Najib had only attended Parliament sittings on an average of less than two hours each session since 2009.

He said that Najib was also absent when it was the Opposition Leader’s turn during the debate on the budget.

“If students skip class, their teachers will, of course, admonish or even cane them. What if it is the Prime Minister who does it? Do the people need to cane Najib?” he said.


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