By Elizabeth Looi
PETALING JAYA, 31 Oct 2008: The MCA and Gerakan may have come out against the Internal Security Act (ISA) but to date, none of their parliamentary representatives have signed an opposition-initiated petition against the act.
The petition, started by the Repeal ISA Parliamentary Caucus that was spearheaded by the Pakatan Rakyat on 21 Oct, seeks the prime minister’s permission to allow a debate on the act in Parliament.
As of 23 Oct, the caucus collected 85 signatures, including one signature from a BN component party representative.
Parti Bangsa Dayak Sarawak’s Member of Parliament (MP) for Hulu Rejang, Billy Abit Joo, was the only BN representative who signed the petition before it was submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office.