Penang Speaker issues stern warning to Seri Delima assemblyman

(Bernama) – Only two days into the Penang state assembly sitting, Speaker Law Choo Kiang had to repeatedly warn assemblymen not to create provocation that could cause anger and disrupt proceedings.

This time, RSN Rayer (DAP-Seri Delima) was given a stern warning by Law after Rayer kept making provocative remarks that made Datuk Roslan Saidin (BN-Pinang Tunggal) angry pertaining to a racial issue.

Law who had repeatedly asked Rayer to sit down and stop talking, was finally forced to raise his voice in giving him a stern warning if he refused to heed.

“Seri Delima, sit…I will not hesitate to take action and the same goes for Pinang Tunggal (assemblyman).

“When a clarification has been made in this assembly hall and I accept it, I feel it should not be raised again. This debate session should go on smoothly and I ask for the cooperation of all Yang Berhormat,” he said during the debate on the motion of thanks for the Yang Dipertua Negeri’s address, here, today.

Earlier, Rayer who interjected Omar Abdul Hamid’s (BN-Permatang Berangan) debate on housing, suddenly touched on the racial issue that was raised by Roslan yesterday.

Rayer, who seemed emotional and raising his voice, made a remark that appeared to be challenging the Speaker on the assembly’s standing order.

“We need to make a stand….Is the Speaker going to allow Pinang Tunggal to leave this hall while many doctors outside there including Malay, Indian and Chinese doctors are unhappy with his (Roslan) statement yesterday?” he said.

Roslan had yesterday raised the issue of a Chinese doctor at a government hospital giving poor service to a Malay patient.

Roslan, who was angry with Rayer’s remark, stood up and explained that he had clarified the issue yesterday and had filed a complaint on it with the relevant authority.

“I had given my reply yesterday and I had taken action. But Seri Delima is going overboard for what? He’s only good at play acting compared to his performance (as assemblyman), but it’s Datuk Keramat (Jagdeep Singh Deo) who still gets to ‘naik pangkat’ (promoted),” he said.