Pointless pursuits in Parliament

THE Westminster Parliament, one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the world, has some of the weirdest rules – and the Malaysian Parliament has inherited them.

One such rule is that members of Parliament (MPs) must always refer to one another in the third person. They are not allowed to refer to each other by name. Instead, their constituency is used to identify them, for example, “the member for (name of constituency)”.

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