This of course refers to the planned "field trip" so that about 30 to 40 MPs can study the latest technology in agriculture according to the article in malaysiakini "Najib: It's just a field trip" .
The justification is that Malaysia now wants to increase food production in the 9MP and China and Taiwan have been chosen.
Closer home to Malaysia, Thailand is a major food producer but maybe the political message that can be learned over there may not be too conducive.
And "It would be a good opportunity to expose BBC members," though not necessarily restricted to agricultural practices!
Most observers will of course know that this trip is to prevent 916 the dreaded day when Anwar is planning to bring down the government by enticing MPs to crossover. Herding them abroad to avert 916 is akin to the old days when the end of the world was predicted and people used to hide in caves as if that would prevent disaster.
Though some feel that this is strictly not kosher, in order for Malaysia to get out of the political and economic doldrums it is a necessary inconvenience.
On a general note, surely it is not necessary to send all 40 MPs at once to the same places. Better to split them up and send perhaps teams of 4 to different countries where they can really learn how to improve government.
For example, Israel is a good place where the police have the b_lls to recommend that their PM Olmert be indicted for graft.
But seriously did you believe the so-called field trip is meant to improve Parliamentary debate? You're kidding surely!