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DAP pushes for BN MP to be suspended - malaysiakini

Video of BN MP screaming bloody bastard can be found here

Malaysiakini's report:

tajuddin abdul rahman
Opposition party DAP today called for stern action to be taken against Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (BN-Pasir Salak) (right) for calling M Kulasegaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) a "bloody bastard" during a heated argument in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.

Urging speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia to do so, Karpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor) said Tajuddin should not be let off the hook simply because the latter had retracted his statement.

"Pasir Salak should be made to apologise or be referred to the House privileges committee," Karpal said at the conclusion of the question-and-answer session this morning.

Pandikar, however, ruled that there was no need for such action as both Tajuddin and Kulasegaran had retracted their statements.

parliament speaker pandikar amin"Since I became speaker in April, many people, including you yourself, Bukit Gelugor, have used unparliamentary words. But to make Parliament lively, me and my deputies have many times pretended not hear the words that were uttered," said Pandikar.

"But both Pasir Salak (Tajuddin) and Ipoh Barat (Kulasegaran) have retracted their remarks so I consider the issue settled," he added.

In the incident yesterday, Tajuddin, who felt slighted at Kulasegaran's remark that "people in the Pasir Salak constituency hate him", had demanded that the latter produce evidence of his assertion or retract the statement.

When Kulasegaran failed to do either, Tajuddin pointed at the Ipoh Barat MP and called him "that bastard".

m kulasegaranWhen ordered by deputy speaker Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar to retract his statement, Kulasegaran (left) replied, "I have gone to Pasir Salak. I was Teluk Intan MP (previously). I have friends and family there. They do not like him. Is it wrong for me to speak the truth?"

'You picked the wrong guy!'

This riled Tajuddin up even more, as he thundered, "You bloody bastard! You picked the wrong guy! You settle this with me! Outside!"

Wan Junaidi was eventually able to calm things down by getting both men to withdraw what they had said.

lim kit siang 030606At a press conference today, DAP leader Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur) called for stern action against Tajuddin despite his retraction, adding that Prime Abdullah Ahmad Badawi must take action against such "uncouth and disgraceful" behaviour.

Also at the press conference was Kulasegaran himself, who decried Tajuddin's eagerness to take their disagreement "outside" the Dewan.

nga kor mingAnother DAP parliamentarian, Nga Kor Ming (Taiping) recalled an incident several years ago when Tajuddin had "almost assaulted" him over a disagreement.

"How can a person with such violent tendencies be allowed to sit in the august House?" Nga asked -