Lim sorry for be­ing rude to An­nuar

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KUALA LUMPUR: Op­po­si­tion par­lia­men­tar­ian Lim Lip Eng has re­tracted the dis­parag­ing re­marks he made against Tan Sri An­nuar Musa in the De­wan Rakyat on Wed­nes­day.

Lim (DAP-Segam­but), dur­ing pro­ceed­ings yesterday, raised Ar­ti­cle 36(4) of the De­wan Rakyat Stand­ing Or­ders, which states that it is an of­fence for mem­bers of the house to use rude or sex­ist lan­guage.

“In yesterday’s (Wed­nes­day’s) pro­ceed­ings, I had used rude words against Ketereh (An­nuar).

“I wish to re­tract those words,” he said at the De­wan Rakyat yesterday.

How­ever, Speaker Tan Sri Pandik ar Amin Mu­lia sounded Lim off for tak­ing so long to re­tract his re­marks.

“What hap­pened yesterday (Wed­nes­day) is yesterday’s story.

“When it was said yesterday, Segam­but was here and Ketereh was here. You should have raised it then.

“Don’t raise is­sues that hap­pened yesterday.

“If that’s the case, then some may raise in­ci­dents from last year, now,” he said be­fore turn­ing his at­ten­tion to the de­bate ses­sion.

It was re­ported that Wed­nes­day’s De­wan Rakyat pro­ceed­ings turned chaotic when Barisan Na­sional and op­po­si­tion par­lia­men­tar­i­ans hurled in­sults at each other.

Lim, dur­ing An­nuar ’s de­bate, had shouted to the lat­ter: “Duduk! Di­amlah! Pon­dan, diam! Separuh jan­tan. Oi, di­amlah!” (Sit down! Be quiet! Be quiet, sissy! Half­male! Hey, be quiet!)

Lim Lip Eng

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