According to an SMS alert from The Star, the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has said that he was ashamed of what transpired on the first day of the Dewan Rakyat sitting. He agreed that the live telecast be scrapped. Earlier, Information Minister Datuk Shabery Cheek said he would proposed to the Cabinet meeting tomorrow that the telecast be called off, which would be really sad.
Let's face it. Some MPs, especially the new ones, wanted to make an impression on the first day. They seemed disruptive and appeared to want to stall the proceedings. All this must be very new to the government.
Then, there were some MPs who should have exercised some restraint but showed their true, or old, colours again. They looked bad with their name calling and crude performances. But the public surely can judge. They can differentiate the good and bad ones, regardless of their parties. Certainly, the MPs would also know that they cannot be quoting from the Standing Orders after a while. It's just the first day and the first live telecast. A very good decision has been made, don't call it off too fast. This is democracy at work and Malaysians need to see how their MPs fare. Let the show continue.