KUCHING: Assistant Minister of Housing and Asajaya assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How should understand that he is an assemblyman – not a Member of Parliament.
“Surely he (See) cannot compare the number of sittings between an assemblyman and a parliamentarian,” he said, adding that it was common for most parliaments to sit many times a year, even in Malaysia.
“If YB See is so hardworking and want to sit that many times a year, he should vie for a parliamentary seat, rather than a state one.”
Karim was commenting on the remark by See that Sarawak assemblymen do not assume as much responsibilities as their UK counterparts.
Meanwhile Deputy State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Roland Sagah said in order for the august House to sit for longer duration, there had to be ‘business’ to be deliberated.
“There is no point to have a sitting when there is nothing to talk about,” Sagah told The Borneo Post here yesterday.
See, who is state PKR vice chairman, pointed out in his weekly column in thesundaypost that the biggest difference between Sarawak DUN and the UK Parliament was that the former would sit for 16 days a year, while the UK one would convene the whole year round.