Wednesday, June 25, 2008

DSLR Jumble Sale Yesterday!

There was a DSLR Jumble Sale in the Parliament yesterday! Too bad, like many of you, I missed it too!

Most of it were professional DSLRs with big lenses and big flashes! There were a few video cameras as well. There were cheap too!

Nah! Not actually. There was a media ban in the Parliament yesterday. The media were confined to just a small area in the lobby of the building.

Picture courtesy of The Star

Hush in lobby after media ban

THE lobby at Parliament House had always bustled with activity, but yesterday it was silent. Journalists were barred from the main part of the lobby, and were only allowed access to a small corner of the area.

Surprised pressmen were greeted by red tape cordoning off the lobby as they entered Parliament yesterday morning.

Security personnel standing guard told reporters that they had been issued a directive to keep the press away from the lobby.

As a sign of protest, the journalists refused to attend any of the press conferences held yesterday.

MPs were also taken by surprise.


R. Sivarasa (PKR – Subang), Tian Chua (PKR – Batu), Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR – Lembah Pantai), Jeff Ooi (DAP – Jelutong) and Lim Lip Eng (DAP – Segambut) went to the media centre to give press conferences but were turned down.

The Star.

Soon after, they were again allowed to be free. The barricades were removed by Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BBC) and the many journalists resumed their duty.

Picture courtesy of The Star

Sigh... If only I was there during that time. I would have "bought" a few home. LOL!

Hopefully you are not mad at me. Just hungry for some traffic after a long absent in posting.

Till then, take care, God bless!


fl0rlee said...

this is so wrong man!! can they do tat?!!...

Yatz said...

actually the pressmen didn't continue their duty..they only cover the topics discussed inside the House, but not going to any press conference..

rachie said...

i love protests/strikes. ;)
maybe not the Hollywood ones, but this is good enough.

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