Out of the mouths of politicians


The darnedest things: The august House has heard many strange and inexplicable statements, not to mention fiery battles of words too. — Parliament Malaysia

“MUNGKIN”, meaning “could”, meaning a possibility, can lead to the darnedest statements.

Kapar MP Dr Halimah Ali, who is a medical doctor, said this in Parlia-ment on Wednesday: “I don’t have a problem with the term ‘rahmah’ or anything, but don’t let the rakyat marhaen [common people] B40 be given a low-quality food supply ... mungkin [could] also cause them to be exposed to cancer, autoimmune diseases, autism and so on,” she said, speaking in Malay, of course.

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