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Gobind: Why can’t Najib be like Nurul Izzah?

 | December 4, 2015

The Puchong MP got into a shouting match with Baling's Abdul Azeez over his defence of the Lembah Pantai MP.

nurul-gobindPETALING JAYA: If Nurul Izzah Anwar can defend herself in Parliament, why can’t Prime Minister Najib Razak?

This was the question Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo asked in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday as he defended the Lembah Pantai MP’s meeting with Jacel Kiram, a daughter of the self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu.

Gobind said Nurul’s vocal defence of herself was typical of Opposition MPs’ courage to speak in Parliament.

“This is in contrast with the other side and their RM2.6 billion issue,” he quipped, referring to Najib’s refusal to answer questions regarding the still mysterious political donation from a Middle Eastern benefactor or benefactors.

“They are not like us,” Gobind said. “When we are accused of something, we are prepared to give answers here. What a disgraceful conduct on the part of the Prime Minister.”

He was cut off by BN MPs, and a heated shouting match ensued. Baling MP Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim was the most vocal of the BN MPs.

Azeez took offence at Gobind’s reference to the PM, and gave him a warning: “Now is the time for the rakyat, Puchong. Don’t challenge BN.”

Amidst an uproar, Gobind gave way for Azeez to pose a question, and the Baling representative asked: “Why are you representing Lembah Pantai now?” he asked.

He then tried to squeeze in another question, but Gobind cut him off, saying he wanted to answer the first query and that he was almost out of his allocated time. But then another shouting match erupted.

After the commotion finally died with intervention by Deputy Speaker Ronald Kiandee, Gobind answered Azeez’s question: “Doesn’t Baling see? Lembah Pantai has stood up and explained herself earlier. Where’s your Prime Minister?” This was met with cheers from the opposition bench.


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