PETALING JAYA: Self control is important and this is especially so when one is a Cabinet minister, says MCA president Datuk Dr Seri Wee Ka Siong.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday (Nov 28) Dr Wee referred to Monday's (Nov 27) Parliament session where Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek had responded to his query about the shortage of teachers in Chinese primary schools (SJKC).
On this, Dr Wee said that one must keep their cool despite how tired one might be.
"Hopefully, similar incidents will not happen again. No matter how exhausted or stressed up we are, we must at least practise some forms of self-control, especially when a person is a minister. Being emotional will not solve any problems," he said.
He added that even the Prime Minister had asked him what had happened between them.
"Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim asked me, 'Why was Fadhlina (the Education Minister ) so angry yesterday?'
"I answered that it is better for Yang Amat Berhormat to speak to her (Fadhlina) and advise her," he said.
In a previous post on Monday, Wee questioned why the minister had seemed angry at him during the question time in Parliament on the same day.
"I just want to confirm and clarify with the minister about the latest stance regarding the recruitment of teachers at SJKC for the next six years. Doesn't this involve public interest,” said Dr Wee then.
"As a Member of Parliament, I am failing in my responsibility if I do not speak up in the House of Representatives because the impact may affect hundreds of thousands of students in the future," he added.