Speaker: No leniency on MPs using abusive words

Speaker: No leniency on MPs using abusive words

KUALA LUMPUR: Any MPs found to be verbally abusive will be subjected to stern action, including being suspended from attending a sitting at the Dewan Rakyat for a period of time.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker, Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said he will strict on the matter in order to create a peaceful atmosphere in the Dewan Rakyat while the MPs were speaking.

“Anyone who creates a commotion in this hall and uses profane language would be taken action against, regardless of which party he belongs to. All MPs must abide by the rules of the sitting.

“If anyone utters words like ‘stupid’ and refuses to retract when they are reprimanded or asked by the Speaker or Deputy Speaker to do so and continue to cause a stir, I shall do as advised by many that is to suspend them for a period of time, “he said.

Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar was reported to have said the word ‘idiot’ at Jelutong MP RSN Rayer for interrupting him when Noh was debating the 2020 Supply Bill or Budget 2020 on Oct 16.

Rayer was also said to have spoken bad words to Noh when he interrupted during the debate.

Following this, Ariff ordered both MPs to retract the disrespectful remarks levelled against each other.