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Shouting match erupts between Kit Siang and Khairy in Parliament - malaysiakini

Malaysiakini's report:

DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang’s accused Umno of money laundering, which erupted the house - and ended with him stating that the end was nigh for Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin.


anwar ibrahim sodomy allegation saiful bukhari azlan first day in court 070808 lim kit siang 01In his 2009 Budget related speech, Lim questioned why Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman had failed to meet Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigating team.

He reminded the house of the police report they filed against the Sabah man last August for being implicated in a RM16 million smuggling scandal.

He asked why the local Anti-Corruption Agency were lacklustre in investigating the scandal which is "now said to involve more than RM100 million and not just RM16 million as originally reported in Hong Kong media".

"Money-laundering is serious. We need to prevent corruption especially from this ‘maha’ corrupt chief minister," said Lim, drawing jeers from the government’s bench.

Puad Zarkashi (BN-Batu Pahat) got up in protest and demanded proof.

An unfazed Lim went on and stressed that "we should not run away from settling this matter, particularly when during the on-going economic crisis".

khairy jamaluddin nalakaruppan ezam md noor ceramah 230808 11He was interrupted by Khairy Jamaluddin (BN-Rembau) this time.

Lim did not yield to the Umno youth deputy chief and asked the younger man to cite the standing order for his interruption.

A shouting match ensued with the prime minister’s son-in-law calling Lim a ‘dinosaur’.

MPs from both sides joined in a shouting match.

Five months

The deputy speaker Ronald Kiandee calmed things down and asked the first time MP not to refer to honorable members as a dinosaur.

Both Lim and Khairy got in each other’s way which led to Khairy saying, "On even such a petty matter, dinosaurs do what they do, they refused to sit down when standing orders are cited."

The deputy speaker seeking to regain control asked Khairy to retract his statement.

At this juncture Lim got up as told Kiandee that he did not want Khairy to retract.

"I do not want him to retract because in five months time, he will be finished," said Lim.

abdullah ahmad badawiIn March - five months from now - Khairy’s father-in-law Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s will vacate his seat. The Rembau man could also be defeated in the Umno youth chief contest, rendering him position-less in the party -