DAP REP EJECTED
Yeo Tung Siong causes a ruckus after his proposed motion is rejected
TEMPERS flared at the state assembly here yesterday, leading to an opposition lawmaker being ejected from the august house.
The heated war of words was triggered after Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Aziz rejected an opposition move to table a motion to discuss a real estate graft case.
Mohamad said the proposed motion by Yeo Tung Siong (DAPPekan Nenas) concerned a matter under investigation.
“MACC is conducting the investigation, and the Johor government has given its assurance that it will give its full cooperation. Therefore, I reject the application,” Mohamad said.
At this juncture, Yeo stood up, saying his proposed motion had the support of 10 opposition members.
He proceeded to criticise Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin for the real estate graft scandal.
A shouting match ensued for 15 minutes between opposition and Barisan Nasional assemblymen.
“There is a reason why the motion was rejected. We do not want to interfere with MACC investigation,” said Mohamad, who reminded opposition assemblymen to respect the august house.
“Do you read the standing order? To a certain point, one needs to listen.
“This is not a coffee shop where you can interrupt as you like. The standing order must be followed and adhered to,” said Mohamad, amid the din.
Yeo and Tan Hong Pin (DAP-Mengkibol) persisted in disrupting the session.
Khaled supported the speaker’s decision to reject the bid to table the motion, as it involved an enforcement agency conducting an ongoing probe.
“The speaker is right. The (proposed) motion was rejected for a reason. Your (Yeo’s) aim is wrong,” said Khaled.
Yeo continued to protest over the rejection of his motion.
Although Mohamad urged Yeo to sit down several times, the latter refused to obey.
Mohamad finally ejected Yeo from the state assembly, who continued shouting while walking out.
The state assembly then adjourned sine die.
Yeo Tun Siong