KUALA LUMPUR, 31 March 2009: A senator ticked off certain members of parliament for indulging in what he described as an act of political gangsterism by hurling allegations and abusive words against the leaders.
Senator Datuk Gooi Hoe Hin said the political gangsterism should not be allowed to thrive in the Dewan Rakyat as it would mar the personal character of the members of parliament and the country.
“I pray for such behaviour to end. This is the hope of the people. Repent and debate like normal human beings. Don’t render the august house useless,” he said when debating on the royal address at the Dewan Negara here today.
Senator Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir, who interjected, said the problem would not have occurred if the people uphold the Federal Constitution and embrace the Rukun Negara.
“But some people want to be political heroes and have no respect for others,” he said.
Gooi said the Federal Constitution should be a compulsory subject in school to enable students to understand and appreciate the social contract. — Bernama