MALAYSIAN PARLIAMENT SPEAKER’S REMINDER OVER DECORUM IN DEWAN RAKYAT (HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives) Speaker, Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, today reminded all MP’s to maintain decorum and not use offensive language in the House.

He said, stern action could be taken against offenders under Standing Orders 44(2), including sending them out of the House for a period.

If such (offensive) words are mentioned in the House, I will not hesitate to take action, he said, after the conclusion of the session for oral questions.

Mohamad Ariff referred to the offensive language used by Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan), during an argument with Willie Mongin (PH-Puncak Borneo) and Su Keong Siong (PH-Kampar) on Tuesday.

He said that, if Bung Moktar repeated the offence, he would be removed from the House immediately, for a period as provided for, in Standing Orders 44.

Expressing disappointment over the incident, he said, other MP’s had also been disrespectful in the past, which tarnished the image of the Dewan Rakyat.

Mohamad Ariff said, Standing Orders 36(4) stated that, It shall be out of order for Members of the House to use offensive language or make a sexist remark.– NNN-BERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network