Monday, 15 June 2009

Nizar and several Pakatan MPs ordered to leave Dewan Rakyat

PAS's Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin was kicked out of the Dewan Rakyat minutes after he took his oath as the new MP for Bukit Gantang.

Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia ordered him out when he put on a black headband bearing the words "bubar DUN" (Dissolve state assembly).

Six other opposition Pakatan Rakyat MPs who followed suit by donning the headband were also ordered out of the House by the Speaker for "rude behavior" and all seven of them were subsequently suspended for two days.

Visitors at the public gallery, believed to be Nizar's supporters, were seen putting on the headband amidst shouts of "Bubar, bubar.

Nizar and others kicked out of Parliament - Malaysiakini
Jun 15, 09 10:32am

Seven Pakatan Rakyat parliamentarians, including newly sworn-in Bukit Gantang MP Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, were ordered out of the Dewan Rakyat this morning over their call for the Perak state assembly to be dissolved.

Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia ordered the five to leave the chambers for 'rude' behaviour and subsequently suspended them for two days.

Apart from Nizar, the others were Nga Kor Ming (DAP-Taiping), Ngeh Khoo Ham (DAP-Beruas), N Gobalakrishnan (PKR-Padang Serai), Mahfuz Omar (PAS-Pokok Sena), Zulkifly Ahmad (PAS-Kuala Selangor) and Hatta Ramli (PAS-Kuala Krai).

"I didn't set a definite suspension time but according to the Standing Order, they cannot be suspended for more than 10 days. So (I am suspending them) for two days" said the speaker, explaining that his decision was also based on their violation of the dress code.

He said this does not allow for headbands to be worn, pointing out that Parliament "is not a market".

Pandikar also reminded MPs not to disrupt the proceedings and to be dignified, noting that "24 minutes were wasted (this morning) for nothing".

Nga and Ngeh were also wearing headbands with the words ‘Bubar DUN'(Dissolve the State Assembly) in the House.

This was a reference to the political chaos in Perak, following the collapse of the state government in circumstances that are still being widely disputed. Nizar was the menteri besar at the time.

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was present when the ruckus occurred.

Nizar was only sworn in this morning as the member of parliament for Bukit Gantang.

According to DAP's veteran parliamentarian Lim Kit Siang some semblance of order was restored after "some 25 minutes of pandemonium".

Outside the House, security officials told all non-MPs to remove the ‘Bubar DUN' headband.

Security in Parliament House has been tight with a heavy police presence. The two-week sitting started today. Read the full report here


A Voice said...

Malaysiakini reported:

This was a reference to the political chaos in Perak, following the collapse of the state government in circumstances that are still being widely disputed.

It is widely disputed by loser, street demonstraters, offenders of police orders, and power abuse speakers.

The Sultan does not conform with those anarchists.

Anonymous said...

Kurang ajar betul. Tak tahu nak hormat Dewan ke? Pakai headgear macam berkabung adat orang Cina. Apa hal dengan Nizar?

anaf said...

Right on A Voice!
When will they ever understand?

aku dah bosan said...

Tak habih-habih nak tunjuk perasaan: berdemonstrasi di jalan, bersidang di bawah pokok, heboh di Dewan Undangan Negrii dan terkini di Dewan Rakyat.

When are they going to grow up?

Sah: Nizar diperalatkann oleh you-know-who.

straycat's strut said...

When will they learn that its time to go to work? Woi... not tired meh? Still wannabe MB? Most of us here cari makan pun susah lagi you all want to demonstrate. For what? Cannot accept losing your Camry ah? India mau pangkat, Cina mau power, Melayu jerit-jerit.Orang lain kaya, Melayu guling-guling atas jalan marah sultan... bagus lah tu.

Lee said...

Bravo, YB Nizar...Bravo!One brave man against the like of the so-called
all knowing speaker?!..actually pea-brained partial speaker!