Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bow and Scrape

Ah, I was the unpleasant centre of attention yesterday evening at about 9pm in Parliament, as reported here (partially) in The Star.

You'll get the long-winded version here. ;-)

I strode in with BAGAN at approximately 9pm while the Minister of Domestic and Consumer Affairs was giving his ministerial response in Parliament. I took up IPOH TIMUR's seat temporarily as I needed to have a short discussion with BAGAN.

Then, within about 5 minutes, all hell broke loose. PASIR SALAK, yes, the man I wrote about here, stood up and made some complaints to the Speaker that I was being disrespectful to the House for taking up IPOH TIMUR's seat. He then went on to hit out at BAGAN that even though he's the Chief Minister of Penang, he can't act as if this is the Penang State Assembly. (He repeated himself quite a few times here)

BAGAN then stood up to state that it is common practice even for Ministers in the front bench to move seats temporarily to have discussions, and what PASIR SALAK was raising was completely trivial and frivolous as we were not interrupting the proceedings in the Dewan.

BATU GAJAH also stood up to earlier the same day, another minister sat at the Deputy Prime Minister's seat to have a discussion with the Prime Minister as well. If the Speaker was going to make a ruling on this matter, then it must apply to all parties in the House.

The Speaker was a little confused at first, I believe due to the fact that he wasn't sure that I was a Member of the House, but in the midst of the altercation, after determining that I was not a stranger to the House, I believe that the Speaker had ruled that it was temporary and that he'll let the matter pass, and the proceedings should continue.

I then chose to make my way back to my seat at this point.

However, PASIR SALAK wasn't about to let go. He went on shouting in Parliament claiming we were disrepectful and went on to accuse that I did not bow to the Speaker before taking my seat earlier.

Initially, I was a little embarrassed, then I thought it was getting silly. But when I was accused directly by PASIR SALAK of being disrespectful, I couldn't let it go unchallenged in the parliament records. I gave PASIR SALAK a piece of my mind (yes, I raised my voice), first and most importantly, that I did bow to the speaker, he can go check the video records and second that he should stop wasting the time of the house with trivial issues.

PASIR SALAK went on to insist that he was watching intently and that I did not bow, to which I responded that he should not make false accusations in parliament faulting me of a "crime" I did not commit. BATU GAJAH adviced him that if he is tired, he should go back to rest instead of letting off steam here. PASIR SALAK just went ballistic throughout.

I have no clue how the whole thing blew up the way it did over such a non-issue. But I can understand now how sometimes things do blow up in Parliament because of some MPs having no better issues to raise in Parliament, and if they are not checked by restating facts, then the records will appear as if they are correct. It wasn't pleasant (A reporter sms'd me "Wa... U so fierce eh?"), but it was in my opinion absolutely necessary.

You can check the details in the Hansard probably tomorrow.


Unknown said...

Hi Tony,
Its obvious la Tony. All PR blogsites are now watched by BN. Your comments about PASIR SALAK in an earlier blog have made you enemy no.1 to PASIR SALAK. Watch your steps from now on as he will pick on every little thing you do or say. Everyone knows how UMNO is like. They are in a constant state of hubris and arrogance and think that power is their birthright. Its amazing that this guy can get elected into Parliament but thats UMNO politics for you (to the detriment of Malaysia).

Please strive on with the knowledge that all right thinking Malaysians, irregardless of race, are praying for the success of PR and you.

Naoko said...

Times like these I'm glad that you have a blog, Mr Pua. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...


Forgive him lah. We understand that UMNO is now under tremendous pressure , thus their desperate actions. With Mahathir and Anwar's efforts to topple BN, they are heading for closure very soon!!

God bless us and save this country from the hand of corrupted leaders!

Anonymous said...

is this guy the 6 million dollar man?? Well this guy is really rattled and after tit for tat. Such trival issue being brought up shows how immature UMNO MP's are!!! Cant wait for PR to take over and clear all this crap fellows out from Parliament.
Good work and Syabas to all the PR MP's for doing a good job.By the way please discuss about the students who have been rejected Scholarships by PSD. 2000 scholarships given and only 47 Indians and Samy veloo is begging and meeting PSD to get scholarships.Something is really wrong here!!!
Are the 2000 scholarships given to the needy students or to their cronies..esp. UMNO people???
Help this issue out..

KinWah.lai said...

why our MP cannot behave themselves and stop wasting time?

they all should discuss all the urgent matters and not shouting at others for not bow to the speaker.

i think we should create a handbook for all the MP to follow, so they can behave and stop acting like a "barbarian"

Anonymous said...

Dear Tony,

Don't be discouraged. He is trying to intimidate you and you have our support. U did right, stand up to him.

The one being disrespectful is that dim wit who raised his voice for nothing. He should scream at the one who approach the PM if he wanna be consistent.

Just wonder how he fare servicing his area.

Lee Wee Tak

Anonymous said...


You did the right thing or else they will regard you as 'sick cat' and not 'fierce tiger'.

Apparently, those guys are like that. They should indeed tidy up their 'home' which is in the mess now.

lan said...

i dislike Pasir Salak for being a nuisance in the house

Anonymous said...

He didn't have anthing substantive to put forth, so, he chose to waste valuable time.

Sorry, introducing something-

Just stand aside and watch the show unfolding. See the endless shadow play of the directionless characters.

mahathir is laughing in his heart at the gutless, spineless AAB. When they meet in Japan he will be wearing the despicable smile. After the meeting he will be pouring scorn at malleable AAB.

Did any earth shaterring event occur after he resigned? It is already 2 days - it must disappoint him to no end. He thought there will be an exodus, so the majority of the people is right, mahathirism is dead.

He knew that he and AAB will be going to Japan. He made the move because he knows the spineless lot will ask to meet him there. Now, he will have even more scorn and disrespect for this lot.

As to najid, what else can you expect from him. Isn’t this his normal behavior. Hadn’t he stood with Ku Li and Musa Hitan till the last minute and then switched to mahathir’s side. Remember? Remember?

Chandra is not the only despicable person in the present political scenario. Today we have 2 new persons to add to the list and also 2 organisations.

PAS and PKR are the organisations and Nik Aziz and Azizah are the new individuals!

The people who voted PRakyat have been sold out by PAS, Nik Aziz and also by PKR and Azizah. Now PAS is talking about “malay interest’ and Nik Aziz and Azizah are offering mahathir to join them. ‘The door is wide open to him’ …..ha!

Anonymous said...


Umno has no interests in conducting parliamentary affairs in a dignified way. So don't expect it easy!

Keep reminding all umno MPs that Article 153 should have been reviewed and abolished by 1971 as it was due to be for only ten, later extended to 15 years. Tell them in no uncertain terms that umno cannot escape from this fact.

Let it be known that Article 153 has deluded umno, and therefore they raise race issues time and again.

Anonymous said...

Pasir Salak MP must be having a very bocor day! Wahahahahahaha!!! Ooops!!

Anyway, I must say that people like you and me are from higher standards compared to this Pasir Salak mad dog and therefore, you shouldnt give him any satisfaction of letting him ruffle you. People like this Pasir Salak mad dog thrives on response to his madness! Sane people don't talk to mad ones remember?!

Anonymous said...

well, guess when you cant make your presence felt through a positive and constructive way, this will be a much easier and convenient way.

Sigh, ini parliament ker or kopi tiam?

Anonymous said...

i have been watching how the MPs display themselves in Parliment. I notice some are just not professional. wasting tax money, how they got elected. i always asked myself. the answer i can find, is he buy himself in or the people who vote for him are also like the MP.

Anonymous said...

Well done YB. Sometimes you need to scream to get yourself heard in the "august" house populated by the likes of Pasir Salak and "bigfoot" from sabah who don't have anything better to do than prevent others from doing a good job for the rakyat who elected them because they themselves have nothing up there. Please keep your focus on the issues at hand and get the others together and do team work rather than individual effort.

Anonymous said...


Do not be distracted or cowed by such "siow lerns" (small minded beings).

That's their typical modus operandi, be a paid NUISANCE in the august house !!

Crush them all, and, ensure the rakyat's voice is heard and interest protected.

Good job !!

Anonymous said...

haha... all the fuss over nothing... what a waste of time...

tony, too bad your say wasnt recorded in the hansard :(

do keep up the good work =)

Anonymous said...

salak = bark word says it all :P

Anonymous said...

yeah man. go YANG BERHORMAT Tony ;) some ppl just dont have anything better to do. sh betul.

Anonymous said...

I'd be utterly astonished if he actually knew about you, your blog and what you had written about him haha..

Anonymous said...

I am so shock about it,jst a small thing and he make it big???this is so STUPID!!!! -_-''''

Anonymous said...

dont worry YB, that particular MP will quiet soon coz he is going to resign soon if pakatan take over the goverment. he is not quali to be MP at all but this is a quality of barisan MP. YB u did a good job. That MP can say whatever he like but if he still want to make noise, YB u can advice him dun be MP, go back home n sit down to be MP3 la. all the best to u YB Tony

Anonymous said...

Beginilah, YB Pua, kalau ada kenyataan yang bernas dibangkitkan atau kalau ada soalan yang berbaloi untuk dijawab, maka berilah respon kepada Pasir Salak tu. Tapi kalau yang didengar hanyalah salakan anjing, maka tak payahlah buat peduli langsung. Peduli apa? Peduli kat dia tu hanya akan menaikkan taraf sesuatu yg hanya kuat menyalak.

Anonymous said...

I agree the hater vent his venom. Which is an idiotic thing to do. The thing to remember about haters is that they emotionally ransom people because they have nothing to offer and people know the truth about them they cannot admit.

There is never an easy way to deal with them because they are not rational. Its all selfishness. The best strategy is to ignore him and look for evidence of his hate to expose sinking him with his own constituent..

Anonymous said...

Aah. A true mark of a great person is one who can smile and remain calm when everyone else loses control. Don't ever forget that when you remain calm and unaffected, especially when you have the facts, it irritates the other more and he/she tends to make more mistakes. You should also tell this to your other MP colleagues.

Satria Asia said...

Gosh all this 'name calling' by constituency! It's so confusing! Who and what is Pasir Salak?

Anonymous said...

in all honesty YB Tony, I thought it was all hilariously ridiculous when i read the newspaper report (which painted the Speaker as the hero in the end). Frivilous and trivial things. Gosh, you'd think it was a kindergarten! This is part of the reason why Parliament is days behind schedule.

Anonymous said...

I tot only my neighbours got an unruly pack of barking dogs that bark for nothing! How wrong I am!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Tony
Don't be disturbed by the war-like behaviour of this BLOCKHEAD. Whilst he lives in Jalan Setiaraya, Bukit Damansara he stands out like a sore thumb as most of his neighbours are civil & cultured. In fact the people living in Pasir Salak are polite, civil and cultured & it is indeed a shame that he is their MP.
He behaves like a samseng despite the fact that he appears to be educated. We will pray for him as the Good Lord is all merciful and
He will do goodness to this BLOCKHEAD. In God We Trust.

Anonymous said...

Dear YB Tony,

The time is now crucial for the BN leaders to stop shouting at Parliament with their "Negative Energy"!.

They must "Start Working" and "Start Focusing" on the "Sinking" Malaysian economy!

Let us work together to achieve a World Class Malaysian Malaysia and proof them wrong in the next 5 years!

Together, we can Just Change It!

Anonymous said...

YB Tony,
Keep focused on the real issues where only people of your intelligence have the capability to understand, analyze, be critical and provide solutions. That is the reason I look up on you and likes to be at the forefront in the "New Malaysia for all Malaysians" endeavour.
Please dont take it to heart nor to your mind of this little episode. You are much bigger in that spirit than all of the BN reps put together. All you need to do is believe in it. Let this pass.

Anonymous said...

Dear Tony
We live in PJ and we are proud of you because you behaved in an exemplary manner thus reflecting proper upbringing like most of us folks in PJ. We also believe we are wise and that was why most of us voted for you, Dr Cheah and Mr Lau as well as Mr Edward Lee by our neighbours in Bukit Gasing.
However we should pity & sympathise with the parents and primary school teachers of that moron as they had failed in giving him a proper upbringing. Despite his age he continues to behave like a hooligan even in such as August House like the Parliament. Unfortunately most of his primary school teachers had passed on otherwise he should be sent back to Primary 1 to be re-taught Civics by the same teachers! Even given a good spanking. That moron could be taking lessons on arrogance from his neighbour the dethroned AP Queen who lives near his house along Jalan Setia Murni 2She is Kuala Kangsar the neighbouring constituency as Pasir Salak.
Most of his neighbours in Damansara Heights highly detests this moron in view of his bare-faced and thread-bare racism & his Samseng ways.
This moron has a pyscho-problem. He still thinks he is living in Pasir Salak in the 1860s and 1870s when Pasir Salak had obscene racists such as Maharaja Lela, Sagor, Pak Indut who were also murderers. They assasinated Perak Resident JWW Birch in 1875 and were tried in a court of law and justly hanged soon after.
This moron did not realise that much waters had flowed under the bridges of rivers in Pasir Salak. People there are nowadays peace-loving, kind, civil & cultured although many did not unjustly benefit from moron's educational advantage and his rapacious ways.
Even the animals in Pasir Salak behave in an orderly manner as there is law in the jungles of Pasir Salak.That is why birds and animals continue to thrive by this order. This moron is indeed not only a terribly misfit in Pasir Salak. He is their greatest shame.

Building Inspection said...

YB Toni,
He felt threatened with learned people like you and the others PR MPs arround.Thus he picked some trivial issues to frighten the PR
members.Be bold and shout back!
He is the type of coward who only bully the softies.

Wong Ho Leng said...

What a shame that the BN fellas are resorting to these frivolous acts. They must be condemned for wasting time over trivia. In the Sarawak State Assembly, Chong Chieng Jen (ADUN for Kota Sentosa) had often left his seat which was at No.5 at the front row to take up a seat next to me (mine is at No.1) in order to discuss something. Thrice, the BN fellas had accused Chong of violating the Standing Orders which states no member shall "cross the floor"! See how they twist. Each time they complained, the Speaker will direct Chong to move back. We protested all the time to no avail, an example of the majority bullying the minority, I suppose. In Sarawak, we have 6 DAP ADUNs. The senior three occupy the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 seats at the front row. The Speaker had placed 2 pro-BN independents at the No. 2 and No. 4 seats. Artificial human walls to prevent us from discussing.

Wong Ho Leng
ADUN Bukit Assek

Jeffrey Chew said...

Pasir Salak is acting like a typical gangster. Just ignore him

Anonymous said...

That's right. What you did was justified. You have our full support. WITH OUR OVERWHELMING VOTES. And we're more than happy that you belong there for the next 4-5 years. Even if the supposed "snap elections" are called (to waste the rakyat's time & resources).

Anonymous said...

This man is good 4 nothing... or else he won't be there.
Keep your chin up Tony, many ppl are behind you!
Don't let this moron ruffle your feathers.

Spikeee said...

It's a bit late, but YB Tony, you seriously have our full support.

Idiots in the Parliament like PASIR SALAK and PASIR MAS and KINABATANGAN should be removed from the parliament for a lack of maturity. (the immatured shouldn't be leading the country)

I'm waiting for more of our PR MPs to stand up and teach them a thing or two about maturity.