No room for sex­ist remarks

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPEAK UP -

I RE­FER to “Up­roar in De­wan over ‘Kok’ re­mark ” (News With­out Bor­ders, Nov 22). Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment must never re­sort to us­ing sex­ist and vul­gar remarks in the au­gust house.

Mon­day’s in­ci­dent drew con­dem­na­tion when Deputy Agri­cul­ture and Agro-based In­dus­try Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Ta­jud­din Ab­dul Rah­man made a re­mark.

A shout­ing match erupted with Khalid Sa­mad (Amanah-Shah Alam) called the deputy min­is­ter a name. The speaker and other MPs asked Ta­jud­din to re­tract his words.

It was shame­ful watch­ing the video record­ing of the event. Deco­rum must be en­forced strictly in Par­lia­ment. MPs must fo­cus on is­sues and de­bate with ma­tu­rity.

C. Satha­si­vam Sither­av­ellu Serem­ban

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