What’s wrong with my Question 3? Q3 for the Sarawak State Assembly (DUN) is to ask the Minister of Planning and Resource Management (i) What is current ratio of forests reserves vis-a-vis total land area, and (ii) the rationale in awarding and or approving of nine (9) timber concession and or logging licenses to operate in forests reserves on the eve of the recently concluded Sarawak State Election, which included Forest Reserves in the Batang Ai HEP water catchment area. In a letter dated June 13, DUN Secretary notified me that Q3 has been rejected under Standing Order 20(1)(b) i.e. the question contains a statement that I am not prepared to substantiate. What’s wrong with the question? What statement? How did they know that I can’t substantiate the statement when they didn’t even ask? The question begs for more questions!
By: Keadilan Stampin
Sarawak State Assembly will sit from June 20-29th. Ybs are entitled to ask questions on behalf of the voters.