Only the brave ride bulls, Mat Sabu tells Hadi

KUALA LUMPUR: In a tongue-in-cheek response, Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu has invited Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang to ride a bull with him in Spain.

The Agriculture and Food Security Minister was responding to the Marang MP who had previously chided him for riding a bull instead of looking into the price of beef locally.

"In Bachok, I rode a bull. I want to invite Marang – let's go to Spain one day and ride a 'matador' bull.

"Only brave men dare to ride bulls," he told the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (Sept 11).

In Parliament on Sept 13, the PAS president said Mohamad should resolve the issue of meat prices instead of riding on a bull.

Earlier, Mohamad said the ministry would continue to ensure food security nationwide regardless of which political coalition rules a state.

"The most important thing is cooperation. What we want is sufficient rice for the nation," he said.

Mohamad also said Hulu Terengganu MP Datuk Rosol Wahid should get his facts right after Rosol claimed the price of local white rice had increased.

"Rice has remained at RM26 (per kilogramme)... The price of local white rice did not increase. It's the price of imported white rice that increased.

"You didn't listen yet you come and interrupt. Then, you go back and tell what I said to your constituents," he said to cheers from the House.

Mohamad added that he wasn't angry with the question.

"I am used to being part of the Opposition," he said, drawing laughter from MPs.

Parliament is currently having a special six-day sitting, from Sept 11-19, to debate the 12th Malaysia Plan mid-term review.

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