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Tajuddin uses 'b*****d' on Kulasegaran
Thu, Nov 06, 2008
The New Straits Times

MALAYSIA - Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (BN-Pasir Salak) used the word on M. Kulasegaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) after the opposition member of parliament said Tajuddin was "hated by the Indians in Pasir Salak".

Tajuddin was visibly upset and shouted "b.....d" twice at Kulasegaran.

"How do you know this? You bloody b*****d? Show me proof," he shouted to the shock of members from both sides of the political divide.

Opposition MPs jumped up to protest. Deputy Speaker Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar told Tajuddin to retract the word.

Tajuddin said he would do so only if Kulasegaran did the same.

"He said I am hated by the Indians in Pasir Salak. How does he know that?"

Kulasegaran said his sentiments could be considered fair comment.

"I was the MP for Teluk Intan, which is the neighbouring constituency of Pasir Salak. I have friends and relations there (Pasir Salak). Surely I am allowed to speak the truth."

Wan Junaidi told Kulasegaran that he had provoked Tajuddin by using the word benci.

"That is strong. You should not have used it. I think you should withdraw that word and I will instruct him (Tajuddin) to withdraw the unparliamentary word he had used."

Kulasegaran said: "I have heard a lot of unparliamentary words. This is the first time I hear that 'hate' is not an acceptable term. I will withdraw it and replace it with 'don't like him' (tak suka)."

Wan Junaidi then instructed Tajuddin to do the same.

"I withdraw the word but he (Kulasegaran) shamed me. It is karut (nonsense). We can settle this outside (if Kulasegaran is not happy)," Tajuddin said.

However, Lim Lip Eng (DAP-Segambut) was not satisfied with the decision by the chair and wanted clarification on why Tajuddin was let off scot-free when Karpal Singh was suspended two weeks ago for asking the speaker to be serious and jangan main-main.

"(The MP for) Pasir Salak used the word b*****d twice and nothing was done. Why is there a double standard?"

Wan Junaidi said the decision on that occasion was made by Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia.

"What he (Tajuddin) said has been retracted. The issue has been resolved. If you want to understand the issue, you should see me in my room."

 

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