Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mr Speaker....stop being so bloody dramatic

Firstly, do you know your stuff? Do you really know what it takes to be a good speaker. Stop being so bloody dramatic. Taiwan? Are you saying that MPs in Malaysia are Chinese or are you saying that they are acting badly? If you act well, I believe many MPs will toe the line. I believe the Speaker's role is important. If you can't swallow it, resign!

For a start, act fairly and you will be judged fairly. Act lost and you will get bozos acting like one, with due respect, act impartial. Otherwise, resign and get someone else to do the job. You asked for it. You got what you want. So stop complaining and act like a real Speaker - a person who manages the 222 Parliamentarians.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 — "Thank God, it did not turn out like what happens in Taiwan's (parliament)," was how Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia described yesterday's events in the Dewan Rakyat.

In its very first sitting following the March 8 election, Opposition and Barisan Nasional (BN) members of parliament traded barbs and interfered with proceedings.

Taiwan's parliament is well known for its MPs unparliamentary behaviour with physical assaults and even acts like throwing books and chairs against each other giving it a certain notoriety.

"If they don't control themselves, keep using unparliamentary words, we might just end up like them," he told reporters at his office in Parliament House after the sitting.

Pandikar Amin said yesterday's sitting had really tested his patience and warned all MPs not repeat such acts anymore as he did not like to suspend any of them.

"MPs must show exemplary behaviour," he said. — Bernama

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