Vulgarities in the House May 10, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics, Race Relations.
“Mana ada bocor, Batu Gajah pun tiap-tiap bulan pun bocor juga.” (“Where got leak. Batu Gajah leaks every month too.”)
– Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin (BN Umno – Kinabatangan), in an attempt to divert attention from the leaky multi-million ringgit Parliament building to something else that was on his mind.
This must happen only in Malaysia.
In Parliament, of all places.
Thank *you* for voting BN.
Yes … *you* ….
Thanks a lot.
The Speaker rejected the emergency motion to censure Kinabatangan and Jasin.
House Leader of Opposition, Lim Kit Siang was quoted as saying, “The Kinabatangan MP (Mokhtar) behaved as though he has no mother, or daughters or sisters. And the BN can thump unashamedly at the rejection of the motion on technical ground.”
In his blog, he was blunter, “My objection and those from other DAP MPs were of no avail, and it was most sickening to see BN MPs cheering as if they had won some great victory – when what they had done was the despicable and disgraceful act of giving solidarity to Mohd Said and Bung Mokhtar for their vulgar, sexist and offensive remarks against women.”
I’m so going to tell my mother about this.
Glossary of Malaysian Politicians: -
MP Fong Po Kuan from DAP. From my alma mater, Methodist Girls’ School, Ipoh. Particularly keen on debates pertaining to civil rights, youth, national service and women. Adept at spotting procedural matters as well as waving ‘The Book’ at the Speaker and the backbenchers. Also known as ‘cili-padi’ for her feisty performance in the Lower House, often ending her hours there with a hoarse, raspy (IMHO – sexy) voice.
MP Bung Mokhtar Radin from BN-Umno. Not from my alma mater. Known for vulgar, offensive behaviour in the Lower House. Obsessively puts his foot in his mouth on just about anything under the sun, in particular Air Asia and women. Forms the ‘f*rk-the-opposition’-tag-team with Jasin’s (‘close-one-eye’) Mohd Said Yusuf and Jerai’s (‘keluar-dari-Malaysia’) Badruddin Amiruldin. All three are not known for their ‘hotness’.