It seems the Parliament is being turned into the den of hooliganism with vulgarity, sexual insinuations, attack on media and the latest, a physical attack on a Member of Parliament.
And yet, not a whimper is heard from the highest of the government and ruling party members, who seem to be condoning such an aggression on the august house.
The Star reported that Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad was attacked by a group from the Pasir Salak Umno Youth division as he entered Parliament grounds on Thursday.
In a video posted by The Star, Khalid was swarmed by a group of 20 men and women, as soon as he got out of his car next to the entrance to the Dewan Rakyat.
A physical scuffle ensued, with one of the group members trying to land a punch on the Opposition lawmaker, who was quickly surrounded by security personnel and escorted into Parliament.
The incident was believed to be a result of Khalid calling Pasir Salak MP Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman “menteri sial” (damned minister) at the Dewan Rakyat on Monday.
This was after the Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister described Seputeh MP Teresa Kok as “the only woman here with a ‘Kok’.”
Opposition MPs had deemed Tajuddin’s remarks as offensive and sexist, reported The Star.
Tajuddin, despite starting the whole fracas, has been jumping like a monkey on heat and had even turned upon the media who sought to get him to clarify what he said, and accused the media of taking sides, when all they have been doing was reporting what was said. He was even racist when he hit out at the media, telling off an Indian reporter by race.
This is not the first time Tajuddin has behaved in such a way, for he has a reputation, worse than that of Bung Mokhtar of Sabah.
In 2008, he called opposition MP M. Kulasegaran a “bastard” in Parliament and was cited for making sexual innuendos. He is also notorious for having said “slap Chinese citizen who complain outside Malaysia”.
But most off all, in Umno circles, he is known as the “six million dollar man” for having been sacked from Umno in 1995 for allegedly paying RM6 mil to secure a division chief’s post.
The Parliament Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee, on the other hand, who was chairing the Dewan Rakyat session when Tajuddin leashed the attack on Seputeh MP, seems to be watching on the sidelines and perhaps enjoying the show, when he is supposed to be lashing the whip on anyone who defames the august house.
The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been quiet as a mouse and it is dissapointing that there has not been a word from the leader of the country to rein in his fellow Umno lawmaker, who now not only seems intent on making a whole show about himself, but also bringing in his son and followers to behave like gangsters in Parliament.
Source : Zakiah Koya@The Heat Malaysia Online