MORE PICS & Video – BN MPs Patriotic Antics Surprised DAP MPS; Failure to join 7 “Merdeka” Shouts - Accused of Disloyalty; Lim Pleaded: Without Notice
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ABOVE: the august Dewan Rakyat turned into a Contest? An entrapment for the oppositions? Did the PAS MPs rose to the impromptu shouts?
Before the Dewan Rakyat went for the Merderka break the BN MPs staged a Shameful Patriotic Test for DAP MPS this morning
It was 50th Anniversary Merdeka Ploy and well orchestrated antics of the BN MPs in an effort to embarrass and put the DAP MPs to shame for failing to rise to the occasion when the Dewan Rakyat started the day’s proceeding with 7 shouts of “Merdeka” lead by BN MP & Chairman of the Backbencher Club, Datuk Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar (BELOW). DAP MPs failed to rise to the occasion in joining them for the 7 shouts of “Merdeka” which was used by the MP (Jasin) - the one eye closed MP Datuk Mohd Said Yusof (in the afternoon) in accusing the DAP MPS for being unpatriotic.
ABOVE: BN MP & Chairman of the Backbencher Club, Datuk Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar at the start of session made the following call
“We pray for the rakyat to continue living in peace and harmony. Let us together shout Merdeka 7 times”
ABOVE & BELOW: As if on cue and preplanned, the BN MPS Shouted "Merdeka" 7 Times
ABOVE the staunch supporter Jasin MP and BELOW from Sungei Petani
There were no complains in the morning, but n the afternoon DAP MPs were chided for indiscipline and labeled as being disloyal.And this caused an uproar from the DAP side.
ABOVE : Opposition leader MP Ipoh Timur jumped to the defense stating that they were not aware of chantings at the start of session & were not given Notice. The speaker (in many moons?) supported the opposition claim of ignorance.
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ABOVE: The lady MPS as usual are subdued and kept their ladylike silence.
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Speaker Warns MPs Against Using Unparliamentary Langauge
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 Bernama) -- Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Taib Wednesday warned all Members of Parliament (MPs) to stop using foul words that smacked of prejudice in Parliament. He issued the warning when trying to defuse a war of words that broke out between backbenchers and opposition MPs, who each questioned the other on their patriotism. It began when Datuk Mohd Said Yusoff (BN-Jasin) stood up to question why opposition members, who he claimed lacked discipline, did not stand up when "Merdeka" (Freedom) was being hailed just before proceedings began in the morning.
"DAP is not setting a good discipline. This morning they did not stand up to shout Merdeka" "This shows they are not loyal to the country," he said to thunderous support from his fellow backbenchers.
= = == = =BELOW: The MIC Man joined in the fray and added some "flavour to the curry" during the shouting match
Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang (ABOVE) in defending the opposition MPs said they had no knowledge that "Merdeka" would be hailed this morning and were caught by surprise. His answer only got a chorus of disapproval from the backbenchers. Things became chaotic after that and for about 10 minutes the two parties exchanged verbal abuse before Ramli stepped in to calm the situation.
ABOVE: The Speaker was more reasonable and diffuse the situation when he said:
"It is not because of not being loyal. What happened this morning was spontaneous. We did not give our notice. That is the spirit of Merdeka"
"We cannot quickly jump to conclusion that those who did not stand up are not loyal," Ramli said to loud support from the DAP MPs. Just when things seemed to have returned to normal, another flare up broke when the topic of students' indiscipline was being debated, this time with words like "bodoh" (stupid), "binatang" (animal) and "go to hell" being spewed from the mouths of the MPs. It caused Ramli to step in again and issue a terse warning to all present to stop their unparliamentary behaviour. The Dewan takes a break for the Merdeka (
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