“Don’t use the action as an issue outside the dewan after this. It was done based on Standing Order 42. Firstly, not heeding my advice to sit and keep quiet, I tolerated it a long time..besides uttering the word ‘menteri bacul’ (cowardly minister). I heard the word uttered against the minister (Jamil Khir).
“He (Mahfuz) was stubborn in not respecting the (Deputy) Speaker and did not heed my instruction when I told him to sit and be quiet, and not because the minister had failed to answer,” said Ismail.
The chaos was triggered when Mahfuz brought up a Private Member’s Bill on the implementation of hudud in Kelantan.
Commenting further, Jamil Khir said the government must scrutinise the bill before making any decision on it.
“In the Dewan (Rakyat) we must wait and see the bill in order for us to support or not..table first the bill,” he said.
The Dewan will sit again on Monday.