Bung: Why pick on me over the F-word? Get them all


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 16 Aug 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The outspoken Kinabatangan MP says he has been unfairly targeted, following a move to cite him to the Parliament's Rights and Privileges Committee.

Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin instead called for action against all MPs who have previously uttered obscene words in Parliament.

He added that the Dewan Rakyat Speaker had made a ruling on the matter after he retracted and apologised for using the F-word during a debate on Aug 7.

“This is really unfair to me as other government backbenchers have uttered similar rude words.

“If they want to take action, please refer to the Hansard of all the lawmakers who uttered bad words and table similar motions against them too,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby on Thursday.

Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin is expected to move a motion to cite Bung to the Parliament's Rights and Privileges Committee.

The motion comes despite the Sabahan lawmaker apologising for using the word against Willie Mongin (PH-Puncak Borneo) after the latter had questioned if Bung had gone to a casino.

The incident happened when the Sales Tax Bill was being debated. 

Bung could face a six-month suspension.

Bung said that it was a biased move against him, claiming that it was being done just because he was “outspoken and not a government MP”.

“For me, it is an injustice shown by the Pakatan (Harapan) Government to stop my right to speak in the Dewan Rakyat,” he alleged.

“This is as if the Executive is trying to overrule the Speaker,” he added.
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