There’s no room for profanity and disrespect in the Parliament. The Speaker of the House made that very clear when one MP made a very nasty comment and was told to retract back his word.
Dewan Rakyat Speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof told off Lipis MP Abdul Rahman Mohamad after he used a foul word when speaking to Jelutong MP, RSN Rayer.
The heated row began when Rayer inquired the Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ong Kian Ming if the 1MDB graft scandal had hindered foreign investments. Before Ong could even answer, Laur MP Hamzah Zainuddin said that this question shouldn’t be asked to the deputy minister. In the heat of the moment, Rayer then angrily said, “Don’t make me use the term ‘kepala bapak’ again.” However, he was quickly reproved by the Speaker that he was warned against using such words last week by Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming.
While Ariff was asking Rayer to retract the word, Rahman was then heard saying a word fouler, and much more offensive. Hence, Ariff quickly turned to Rahman and demanded that he took back his word too. The word he used, ‘p***mak’, is equivalent to the four-letter word in the English language!
“That is extremely discourteous, retract it or I will order you to leave. Don’t use such rude terms in this hall. Whoever said it, please retract it.”
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Come on, MPs. How old are you?! Get over this childish act and debate in a respectable manner please!