By Blake Chen
KUALA LUMPUR: Two MPs, Lim Lip Eng (Segambut) and Gobind Singh Deo (Puchong), were ejected from Parliament on Monday over Seputeh MP Teresa Kok’s questions being rejected. Lim was ejected over his outburst about Kok’s questions while Gobind suffered a similar fate for protesting the rejection.
Lim reiterated Kok’s complaint on questions being avoided, saying that the rejection of his question too made no sense especially considering how the Seputeh MP’s questions had been rejected.
“I raised a question on the increase in toll prices. This is a serious issue that affects people from all walks of life. They rejected my question and the reason they gave me was that they already got a question from Seputeh,” said Lim. “How is that so when Seputeh’s question was also rejected?”
Kok expressed disappointment with Parliament for “constantly avoiding serious questions.”
Speaking at a press conference in the Parliament lobby, she complained that there were “lots of issues with the system.”
“I sent in many questions to Parliament and a lot of them are being rejected,” she said. “These are very serious issues. I feel as if they are trying to reject a lot of our questions without proper grounds or reasoning.”
As an example, Kok said that she had applied for a motion asking Parliament why Bersih was declared illegal while the “Red Shirts Rally” was not. “They did not answer my question, giving the reason that it was a sensitive issue,” she said. “Everything is a sensitive issue. If that’s the case then what is the point of raising any questions?”
The Speaker always talks about reform but all our questions are being rejected,” she added. – FMT