Yeo Tung Siong causes a ruckus af­ter his pro­posed mo­tion is re­jected

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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

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