KUALA LUMPUR, 10 March 2009: Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) today challenged Karpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor) not to use parliamentary immunity as a shield and to repeat the remarks he made about Umno Youth outside the Dewan Rakyat.
Speaking after Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Kong Cho Ha tabled the Supplementary Supply Bill (2008) 2009 for first reading, he said that if Karpal was “sincere and had the guts”, the latter should take up his challenge.
He was referring to Karpal calling Umno Youth “celaka” in the Dewan Rakyat for allegedly sending an envelope containing two bullets to his house in Penang.
Bung Moktar also moved a motion to have the matter discussed in the Dewan but Deputy Speaker Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar denied it saying a parliamentary committee was already looking into it, and he did not want to pre-empt anything. — Bernama