[NST] DEWAN RAKYAT: Tajuddin’s words cause chaos again

27 11 2008

A MOTION to dock RM10 from Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein’s salary turned into a shouting match, with a Barisan Nasional backbencher using unparliamentary language against his opposition counterparts.

During the debate on a motion by Teo Nie Ching (DAP-Serdang) to cut the minister’s pay for failing to fulfil his promises regarding vernacular schools, Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (BN-Pasir Salak) used offensive words on M. Kulasegaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) and Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak).

He shouted at Kulasegaran when opposition MPs protested against remarks by Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing (BN-Bintulu) regarding a proposal to ban the sale of alcohol in Selangor.

Pandemonium broke loose, with the opposition demanding that Tajuddin withdraw his words.

Azmin voiced his displeasure to the chair, saying this was not the first time Tajuddin had used offensive words.

“He is always using disrespectful words and yet no action had been taken against him,” he said in reference to Tajuddin calling Kulasegaran “b*****d” earlier this month.

Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee called on Tajuddin to withdraw his remarks, but the fiery MP refused.

Datuk Muhammad Aziz (BN-Sri Gading) also advised Tajuddin to do so.

When opposition members continued to voice their displeasure, a clearly reluctant Tajuddin complied.

Less than 10 minutes later, however, he caused another stir when he called Azmin “biol” (stupid) when debating the motion.

A stunned Azmin protested.

“This is too much. If it is only once or twice it is forgiveable, but every time he opens his mouth, he has no respect for anyone,” he said.

After prompting from Ronald to withdraw the word, Tajuddin did so — albeit sarcastically.

“OK la, the good, smart… and interesting YB Gombak. I withdraw the word, biol,” he said.

Article taken from The New Straits Times.


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