The Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) or State Legislative Assembly convened on 5 May 2008. This could be the last DUN Session held in this historic building as the new DUN building takes shape.
One thing I did notice in the Sessions was that due recognition on the use of Internet and the influence of interactive tools like emails, Short Messaging Services (SMS), websites, forums and blogs were given by some Honourable Members during their debates - though it was not widely reported in the news media. I notice that almost all in the Democratic Action Party (DAP) were equipped or armed with computer notebooks. There were also about two Barisan Nasional Backbenchers who opened up their notebooks. That's a good sign for our politicians as a whole and it augurs well for our quest for E-Government with the hope more will embrace the use of Information Technology. We have to start somewhere, as Udin says: