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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Dec 2: Michael Kong, the special assistant to Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak chairman believes that elected representatives should maintain a high level of decorum at all times especially in the august house.
Kong observed that there were some unruly elected representatives either in the Parliament or the State Legislative Assembly who still practice the bad behaviour and ill culture of bullying others during the past administration of the Barisan Nasional (BN) government.
“We have seen the constant bullying by the current Perikatan Nasional (PN) MPs when they bully (Muar MP) Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman by calling him names like ‘cucu’ or ‘budak’.
“Unfortunately, the newly installed Speaker had decided not to be as impartial and straight thinking as what he used to be when he was in private practice.
“Instead of condemning such condescending remarks, it was simply brushed off as a joke by the Speaker,” he said in a statement today.
Kong added that as elected members who were chosen to represent the people and also to hold high office positions such as deputy chief minister, deputy minister, and chairman of the local council, proper decorum is expected at all times.
He is saddened to witness such behaviour by the PN or BN MPs although the country has achieved over 60 years of independence.
Kong was also responding to a situation whereby Deputy Plantation and Commodities Minister Willie Mongin was alleged to have shown his middle finger at the opposition in the Parliament after he delivered his winding-up speech on the allocation proposed for his ministry yesterday.
Thus, he believed that the ill culture of PN and BN has be instilled into the PN friendly representatives from Sarawak.
Kong opined that the bad culture and behaviour of some MPs from Peninsular-based political parties could be one of the reasons why the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government did not welcome them to Sarawak. —DayakDaily