KUALA LUMPUR – Oct 27, 2016: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia has received significant support in social media after he expelled DAP Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng from the chamber yesterday.
Lim had labelled Pandikar Amin as a disgrace to Parliament but many who watched a video of the incident saw it differently.
They in fact thought it was Lim who had disgraced Parliament.
“I think it’s about time for the speaker to start a special proceeding to sack him as an MP,” Facebooker Hanafiah Harun suggested. “If that happens, Lim will be our first MP to get fired… am so excited to see it.”.
The two-minute video of the heated spat went viral on Facebook.
It shows Pandikar Amin warning Lim to stop ridiculing him outside the chamber.
An example of the insults Pandikar Amin cited was when Lim called for his resignation in December last year, with the MP alleging that parliamentary reforms will never be implemented if Pandikar Amin continues to be the speaker.
Lim however reacted angrily to Pandikar Amin’s remarks and insisted that he did not want to listen to the lecture as he was in Parliament to discuss a special motion he had filed.
The video ended with Pandikar Amin ordering Lim to leave the chamber after he refused to stop his tirade.
“What a bloody idiotic MP,” was the acrid comment by Ghazali Ibrahim.
“The speaker is not a disgrace, you are!” wrote Raizal Roslin. “Is it so hard to politely disagree? Well, I guess the ‘kiasuness’ (obnoxiously selfish) is strong with this one.”
“If I was the speaker, I would throw a blackboard eraser that is smothered with chalk dust at him before ordering him to get out of the chamber,” Tam Putih quipped.
The recording was also touted by some commenters as a glimpse of what the country will be if the opposition manages to take over the country.
“They have yet to govern the country but they’re already being rude to others. I can’t imagine how much gangsterism there will be once they rule the country,” was the comment by Ramli Osman.
“What we’re seeing is their true colours. So for those who still want to support these ingrates, you might want to re-evaluate your electoral decisions… do you want to be associated with these kiasu thugs?” asked Ivan Draga.