Lim sorry for being rude to Annuar
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