Anwar: Those causing a ruckus in parliament should not be re-elected

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim believes that those who are creating havoc in parliament should not be re-elected as members of parliament.

He acknowledged there were a number of parliamentarians who made inappropriate and obscene remarks, but said that it was only done by a few from both the government and opposition sides.

Labelling it as act of degrading the quality of a parlimentarian, he said they should not be chosen to represent the people's voice in Parliament.

"I disagree with it and a majority of those in Pakatan Harapan (PH) are unlike that ... we bring actual issues to parliament.

"When I brought up issues such as the sliding of the ringgit and the cost of living, it was not as sensational as compared to (comments) by Pasir Salak MP (Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman) and Bung Moktar (Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin).

"I hope these people are not re-elected.

"If these people are from Keadilan (PKR), surely I will not give a 'watikah' to them," he said during the Sembang Kencang programme, a special question and answer session with the media from Kuala Lumpur and Selangor yesterday.

He also said that the speaker must be strict to maintain order in parliament.

However, he claimed that whenever there are questions against the government, the speaker did not perform his duty properly.

"At times our motions were rejected, we want to debate, but we are not allowed to.

"So we resort to shouting (in parliament).

"If the speaker is strict, surely the Parliament will be under control," he added.

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