BN is s party filled with double-standards and bereft of both principles and honour. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had announced on 18.3.2018 of a proposed RM78 billion under sea-bed tunnel from Sumatera to Bagan Datoh, Perak. And yet BN has been trying to sabotage a RM3.6 billion under sea bed tunnel in Penang to reduce traffic congestion between the island and the mainland.

 

So intent is BN on sabotaging the tunnel project, that they have launched a vicious political witch hunt alleging corruption amounting to millions of ringgit paid to leaders of the Penang state government. Actually money has been paid to those who are strong BN supporters. That is why it is ok for Ministers or BN leaders to take photos with some individuals alleged to have received corruption money.

 

The double-standards continue with ferocious attacks by BN Ministers against me for dancing along to a song mocking the Goods and Services Tax (GST) at an event attended by children, in a Penang state government’s free tuition class held in a low-cost flat. Whilst there may be differing views on whether this is appropriate, I must stress that this is not in a school as alleged by BN leaders, but in a low-cost flat, and on a weekend.

 

However it is okay for UMNO Secretary-General and Minister Tengku Adnan last year, to go into a primary school in Putra Jaya and get school children to take a break from their lessons to sing UMNO party songs and wave UMNO party flags. Why then was there no investigation carried out by the police on Tengku Adnan for a more serious an objectionable offence?

 

The Education Ministry can even justify the disruption of classes of school children in their written answer to my parliamentary question last year as follows:-

 

 

Soalan No : 32

 

PEMBERITAHUAN PERTANYAAN DEWAN RAKYAT

 

PERTANYAAN : LISAN

 

DARIPADA        : TUAN LIM GUAN ENG [BAGAN]

 

TARIKH              : 24.10.2017

 

SOALAN :

 

Tuan Lim Guan Eng [Bagan] minta MENTERI PENDIDIKAN menyatakan sebab Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang dilarang melawat Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Cina Sungai Lembu, Pulau Pinang pada hari minggu dan tanpa kelas sekolah dijalankan dengan tujuan untuk memberikan peruntukan, sedangkan murid-murid di Sekolah Presint 14, Putrajaya boleh mengibarkan bendera serta menyanyikan lagu UMNO.

 

JAWAPAN :

 

Tuan Yang di-Pertua,

 

Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) mempunyai prosedur standard bagi penyertaan guru dan murid dalam program anjuran agensi kerajaan termasuk kerajaan negeri, kehadiran orang kenamaan atau individu tertentu ke sekolah dan penggunaan premis atau kemudahan sekolah oleh pihak luar. Semua aktiviti tersebut memerlukan pihak berkenaan memohon kebenaran daripada KPM melalui Pengarah Pelajaran Negeri untuk memastikan keselamatan, kesejahteraan dan kebajikan warga sekolah serta menjamin keselamatan harta benda sekolah.

 

KPM juga sentiasa memastikan semua penjawat awam warga pendidikan memberi taat setia yang tidak berbelah bagi pada setiap masa dan ketika kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Negara dan Kerajaan yang memerintah sebagaimana yang tercatat dalam Peraturan 4(1), Peraturan-Peraturan Pegawai Awam (Kelakuan dan Tatatertib) 1993. Surat Pekeliling Ikhtisas Bil.5/1999 telah menegaskan bahawa semua kakitangan dan pegawai perkhidmatan pendidikan dilarang terlibat dalam aktiviti anti-kerajaan.

 

Untuk makluman Ahli Yang Berhormat, program yang telah dijalankan di SK Putrajaya Presint 14(1) merupakan program pertandingan anjuran Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan dengan kerjasama Jabatan Pendidikan Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya yang bertemakan kemerdekaan dan bukan berunsur politik. Program bertujuan bagi melahirkan generasi Malaysia yang peka tentang sejarah perjuangan kemerdekaan dan pelaksanaan program itu juga adalah bersesuaian dengan tema pertandingan tersebut.