Parliament descends into chaos after BN lawmakers tear Opposition motion on salary cuts 

(TMI) – Barisan Nasional MPs today mimicked their Opposition counterparts today by tearing away a motion paper tabled by PKR’s Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh while chanting “usul haram” (illegal motion), in a tit for tat response.

Earlier, Pakatan Rakyat MPs did the same on the motion by the government to suspend PKR’s Padang Serai MP N. Surendran for six months.

Fuziah had tabled a motion to dock the salaries of five special advisers for a year, totalling RM1.63 million or RM27,227.20 monthly.

The five include special adviser to the Prime Minister on women’s affairs Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, adviser for Selangor Datuk Seri Noh Omar, special prime ministerial adviser on the Northern Corridor economic project Datuk Mohd Johari Baharum, social and cultural adviser to the government Tan Sri Rais Yatim, and chairman of the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board, Hasbi Habibollah.

BN’s Kinabatangan MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin started the ball rolling when he pointed out Fuziah’s technical error in her motion.

He demanded that Fuziah be referred to the Rights and Privileges Committee, slamming her motion as “usul haram” (illegal motion) before tearing and throwing away pieces of the motion paper.

He then chanted “tipu” (cheating), followed by his other colleagues.

Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee had a hard time controlling the disorderly session as MPs from both sides of the divide engaged in a war of words.

Pakatan MPs shouted for Fuziah’s motion to be allowed for debate, while the BN MPs wanted it put to a voice vote. The motion was finally shot down after a voice vote.