Parliament probing claims Tanah Merah MP was ‘vaping’ in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR: Parliament is currently probing allegations that Tanah Merah MP Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz was vaping in the august House after pictures depicting him holding an object near his mouth were circulating on social media.

Parliament sources said a complaint was received and investigations are underway.

“Once the probe is completed, there might be an announcement,” said the source briefly.

Pictures have been circulating on social media depicting Ikmal Hisham as holding a pen-like object to his mouth on Tuesday (Sept 19).

The picture was said to be taken when Perikatan Nasional MPs walked out of the august House following heated debates between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Perikatan’s Putrajaya MP Datuk Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.

This comes after a portal had quoted the Opposition MP as saying that the item in question was a pen and not a vape.

Ikmal Hisham was also quoted as saying that he is prepared to explain the matter to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul, who said a letter will be issued to the Tanah Merah MP.

In August 2020, Sembrong MP Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein was fined for vaping in the Dewan Rakyat.

However, Hishammuddin did not disclose how much he was fined for vaping.

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