Pandemonium in the house as MP breaks procedures

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Gross abuse of standing orders by KotaBelud MP condoned by deputy speaker resulting in unprecedented pandemonium Parliament worst in 53yrs
03/22/2010 01:37 PM

Had warned if KotaBelud MP is allwd by dy speaker then dangerous precedent is set n PR MPs can do same. Chair failed resulting in 1hr chaos
03/22/2010 01:42 PM

2day most shameful episode in parliamentary history Standing Orders arbitrarily violated, Minister Nazri made unrepentant sexist remark
03/22/2010 01:56 PM

All bcos Umno obsession 2persecute Anwar 4 APCO-1Malaysia speech The hr-long bedlam was not over Anwar but abuse of parl process n sexism
03/22/2010 02:01 PM

No way any1can stop Umno crazies hounding AI over his speech but not ride roughshod over Parl standing orders as if govt MPs can do anything
03/22/2010 02:11 PM

Result? Dy speaker virtually lost control of House in hr-long din n melee with scores of PR MPs standing up in unison in collective protest
03/22/2010 02:14 PM

Hope no more repetition 2day’s disgraceful spectacle Precondition Chair must uphold StandingOrders n not b party 2its trampling by govt side
03/22/2010 02:19 PM

Umno can get what they want by speech by MP/Minister in or out Parl If MPs can stand up like KotaBelud n speak there will b endless fracas
03/22/2010 02:39 PM

Disgraceful parl episode 2day another blackmark in lengthening list failures of Najib’s 1st year as PM Didn’t Cabinet expect PR MP outrage?
03/22/2010 02:52 PM

Pandemonium in the house as MP breaks procedures
By Syed Jaymal Zahiid | The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 — Parliament descended into pandemonium today as Kota Belud MP Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan broke parliamentary procedure in order to threaten Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (picture) with being referred to the Parliamentary Rights and Privileges Committee.

Abdul Rahman spoke after Question Time and cited Parliamentary Standing Order number 37 1 (A) to give himself time to issue the threat to Anwar explain his “One Israel” remark.

The warning from the BN backbencher was initially met with fierce objection from Ipoh Timur MP and the DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang who argued that Abdul Rahman had no merit to raise the Standing Order.

Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee, however, allowed the Kota Belud MP to finish speaking.

Permatang Pauh MP Anwar Ibrahim had recently claimed that APCO Worldwide, an international public relations company hired by the Najib Administration to promote his 1 Malaysia concept, is Israeli-linked and was behind the “One Israel” campaign that marked former premier Ehud Barak’s government in the 1990s.

Abdul Rahman said the statement issued by APCO denying the allegations made by Anwar was proof that the 1 Israel slogan is in no way linked to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1 Malaysia slogan.

The BN government also denied that APCO is in their hire, said the Kota Belud MP.

“Yang Berhormat Permatang Pauh has clearly misled the House based on the statement made by APCO,” he told the Dewan Rakyat.

“If this is not stopped, it can be continuously used by the opposition in their ceramah events,” he added.

In allowing Abdul Rahman to continue Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee, said that “the opposition have often been allowed to raise their point of order so we should allow the others too. I just want to let him finish presenting his argument”.

Chaos ensued in the House as other opposition MPs attempted to stop Abdul Rahman from continuing while their BN counterparts blasted them for attempts to disrupt the proceeding.

“On what grounds is Kota Belud allowed to table the motion?” shouted Lim Kit Siang only to be drowned by shouts of “coward” and “sit down” from the BN side of the House.

Minister in the Prime Minister Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz had to interfere amid the chaotic sitting and told the Deputy Speaker that the government took the allegation, which he claims is not true, very seriously.

This did not stop the verbal fracas.

Opposition MPs continued arguing that the House had not been consistent as BN MPs are allowed to raise the Standing Order when a PR leader allegedly makes a misleading statement while BN lawmakers have walked away unscathed when doing so.

Kiandee then managed to calm the heated situation and reasoned that the motion allows Anwar to explain his allegation in a week’s time failing which the government will consider taking further action.

He subsequently decided to allow the motion. Any decision made by the House Speaker is final according to Parliamentary Standing Orders.

The Deputy Speaker did not allow opposition lawmakers to raise the same Standing Order following the Government’s denial that APCO is working for them. Opposition lawmakers claim the denial is a lie.

  1. #1 by k1980 on Monday, 22 March 2010 - 3:31 pm

    1Israel? No lah, it is 1Somalia, 1Zimbabwei, 1FailedState!

  2. #2 by All For The Road on Monday, 22 March 2010 - 3:51 pm

    Parliament has now gone to the dogs, thanks to the BN majority in the august House.

    It is a matter of what you can’t do, but I can do with a lot of collaboration from a ‘third’ force! What a farce!

    It’s DSAI turn now to be gunned down, but it won’t be easy! They are still in a state of denial with help from the ‘frogs’!

  3. #3 by Dap man on Monday, 22 March 2010 - 4:23 pm

    Every institution has gone to the dogs. The Dy speaker does not know the st orders.

  4. #4 by Bigjoe on Monday, 22 March 2010 - 5:35 pm

    They don’t even try NOT to look stupid and ridiculous. Its come to the point of looking gross i.e., like garbage site – vomitting really..Seriously they think they nothing they do look dumb and stupid when its obvious to everyone else that its ALL dumb and stupid. Its no wonder they can screw up one thing after another, waste billions after billions and commit injustice after injustice. They have no realistic idea of what they do..

  5. #5 by chengho on Monday, 22 March 2010 - 8:17 pm


    you should becoming CO not Anwar.

  6. #6 by johnnypok on Monday, 22 March 2010 - 9:12 pm

    Anwar will be the next PM, and he will remain the PM for 22 x 2 = 44 years

  7. #7 by lopez on Monday, 22 March 2010 - 9:20 pm

    jolly good show….as usual these people are really really really showing that they are takut kalah.

    otherwise why drown what others the right to speak and his own right to understand ….all the jacket and tie are bull shit

    in every parlimen seating the agenda is very clear, the arrogant pee ends comes to sit in and sleep then have tea tarik and nasi liama …just like all taklimat in the jabatan2 with the tak otak kp kkp kkkp and kkkkp.

  8. #8 by tanjong8 on Monday, 22 March 2010 - 10:36 pm

    Chengho was a eunuch in 15th century China.

    Eunuch has no gambit to fight for his rights.

    Do you want to be a eunuch ?

  9. #9 by monsterball on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 - 6:56 am

    How many times must chengho say the same thing?
    So many faarked him….yet he keep saying same thing.
    Never seen anyone with such a thick skin…like chengho.

  10. #10 by monsterball on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 - 6:57 am


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  11. #11 by HJ Angus on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 - 4:02 pm

    it’s a shame really…..arguing over the silly APCO affair when the revelation by the IGP about the third party interference is really much more serious as it shows that the PDRM can be manipulated…

  12. #12 by HJ Angus on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 - 4:05 pm

    This farce in Parliament shows what imbeciles we have as MPs….after all the APCO thing is just a PR exercise.
    The IGP’s complaint about a “third party” should be an item for discussion as that is definitely more serious.

  13. #13 by Jeffrey on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 - 5:05 pm

    ///The BN government also denied that APCO is in their hire, said the Kota Belud MP.///

    According to APCO’s statement (March 18), “APCO’s work has included communication support for a broad range of reform initiatives undertaken by the government of Malaysia, especially in the areas of creating jobs, promoting education, and strengthening delivery of services to the people. APCO is honoured to be provided the opportunity to assist the government in this important work.”

    What is denied is that APCO helped in 1 Malaysia or 1 Israel. APCO said that “1Malaysia was conceived of by the Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Razak prior to the government of Malaysia retaining APCO. APCO had no role of any kind in creating the 1Malaysia concept, which was fully formed, and made public, prior to APCO’s engagement”. It is also incorrect that APCO represented the Government of Israel or Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak as has been alleged in Malaysia’s Parliament…. At no time has APCO been involved with a public relations campaign relating to a “One-Israel” concept. The statement in Malaysia’s Parliament that APCO was involved in such a campaign is false.”

  14. #14 by DCLXVI on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 - 8:14 pm

    chengho: “Kit, you should becoming CO not Anwar.”

    Deja vu?

  15. #15 by monsterball on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 - 9:41 pm

    Thank you for the information…Sysadmin.

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