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Tuesday November 4, 2008
SMOKING is banned in Parliament except for a designated area behind the MP’s lounge but asking the MPs and even Government officers to comply with the rules seems to be a difficult task.
Several “no-smoking” signs placed at various public areas in the august House since last year have also disappeared.
Both backbenchers and opposition MPS can be seen violating no-smoking rules.
Yesterday, Loh Gwo Burne (PKR-Kelana Jaya) was puffing away when speaking to Khairy Jamaluddin (BN-Rembau) at the back of the MPs lounge while Datuk Kamarul Bahrin Abbas (PKR - Telok Kemang) was “caught” smoking in the lounge by The Star photographer.
Loh said he hardly smoked inside the lounge.
“Only on rare occasions. But there are many other MPs who also smoke in the lounge,” he said.
It was the same at the cafeteria.
A source in the Parliament administration said even enforcement officers from the Health Ministry did not dare come to issue compounds.
“How do you tell a minister or an MP not to smoke ?” an officer asked.
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