How many rooms in Parliament have been renovated for ministers?
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw asks the Works Minister Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed the number of rooms that have been renovated for ministers in Parliament.
Today, 25.4.2008, Dr Tan responds to the statement by the Minister who says that Parliament House is all set for the sitting of 222 MPs. He inspected ministers' cubicles, media centre and the rooftop area.
We look forward to the the Parliament that will no longer leak. We notice that the Public Works Department has increased the number of engineers to look after the building. Mohd Zin should let us know how many engineers do we need. Apparently, the number has been increased from two to four.
In April 2005, when I stood up to ask the Deputy Speaker to stop the proceedings in the House which was leaking. He reassured me that it was fine. Then, the leakage was severe, prompting the Speaker to adjourn the House the next day.
It seems that for ministers who do not have a house in Kuala Lumpur, the Government has renovated about 20 rooms in Parliament for them. As Cabinet meeting will no longer be on Wednesdays, does this mean that the House will see more ministers at any time?
Meanwhile, we want to know how much has been spent on all the repairs and renovations in Parliament including ministers' rooms.
Dr Tan Seng Giaw