Uproar in Dewan Rakyat as Tajuddin allegedly utters swear word [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: In defending his stand on respecting all women, Pasir Salak member of parliament Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman allegedly uttered profanity in Dewan Rakyat today.

He was subsequently issued a warning by deputy speaker Datuk Rashid Hasnon and he left the House shortly after.

Tajuddin's word of choice? Allegedly the degrading Malay swear word "p*****k", referring to a woman's genitals.

Tajuddin had earlier stood up in the House, citing the parliamentary Standing Order 36(6) which had to do with uttering rude remarks.

The former deputy minister had initially asked opposition MPs to state a reason why they accused him of disrespecting women in the previous days.

"You don't know how we treat women, yet you said I disrespect women. Ask Wanita Umno (if they are being mistreated).

"The problem is actually with some women DAP members. 'Perangai tak senonoh (uncouth), mulut cabul (lewd)," Tajuddin said.

This caused opposition MPs to stand up, demanding Tajuddin to apologise and retract his statement.

"Well, it's true anyway. Not all of you, of course, but some are. 'Batu api, kaki hasut' (provocateurs). Always challenging other people," Tajuddin added.

During the exchange of words between Tajuddin and opposition MPs, their microphones were muted by Rashid.

Opposition MPs including Hannah Yeoh (Pakatan Harapan-Segambut) revealed in the House that Tajuddin had mentioned the word "p*****k" when the microphone was switched off.

After being given the first warning by Rashid, Tajuddin left the House.

Yeoh then asked Rashid why Tajuddin could get away with making such degrading remark in the Dewan Rakyat.

Rashid then reminded the MPs that he had issued a warning to Tajuddin.

"But, the warning didn't work. This has happened many times and if you don't do anything about it, this is going to keep happening," Kasthuri Patto (PH-Batu Kawan) said.

On Monday, Isnaraissah Munirah Majlis (Warisan-Kota Belud) was suspended from the Dewan Rakyat for two days after she insisted that the House debate the Sulu Sultana claims.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Azhar Azizan Harun was later accused by MPs for being unfair, as male MPs who were more provocative seemed to be let off easily.

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