Yesterday was filled-up with temperament, heated argument and calling names.
Ibrahim Ali (Independent-Pasir Mas) and Karpal Singh (DAP-Bkt Gelugor) managed to bring some colors to the Dewan Rakyat with their overheated argument.
It all stemmed out from the suspension imposed on Karpal’s son Govind Singh Deo. The confusion was about whether or not Govind has apologised to Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia.
Amin informed the house that Govind had apologised but the first-term opposition member said he had merely shown courtesy, saying "Sorry to trouble you".
Govind had insisted on speaking when asked to sit down on Monday. He was ejected with the help of house security staff. After suspension, he met the media in the lobby and made comments which backbenchers deemed belittled the chair.
The house spent 30 minutes to discuss the matter when Ibrahim demanded an explanation from the Speaker.
Then, the drama started with Karpal calling Ibrahim ‘katak’ (for his passion for party-hopping) and the latter shouting ‘barua’ (pimp) at Karpal.
Funny, huh? But that’s what our lawmakers are made of. No wonder there were calls for a full live telecast of the entire seating. Let the rakyat who voted for these jokers get to know them even better.