Missing MPs should have pay deducted

Letters, Normal

The National , Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I WOULD like to air my view on the embarrassing situation of the current sitting of parliament.
It has clearly shown the world how inconsiderate our MPs can be.
We know absenteeism is a major problem in this country, and MPs, as lea­ders, must lead by example.
Technically, the MPs “work” for only 63 days a year.
Can’t they even do a simple thing like turning up on time and make their presence felt?
How could this honour­able group of people bring such a shame and disrepute to the people’s house?
A poor worker in a company will have his/her salary deducted for absenteeism while MPs get full pay even if they are absent or turn up late.
I suggest MPs who are late or absent from parliament sitting not be paid.
It is as simple as that.
I urge the people to demand their leaders to be committed in serving the people who gave them the mandate.
We have witnessed enough clowns with a handful clearly sleeping while the session is on or picking their noses, etc.
Enough is enough … traipela mama blong sem ya.


Seko Sisiwan
Port Moresby