22 thoughts on “Video: Kecoh wakil DAP enggan cakap BM di Parlimen

  1. Meanwhile:

    Bagai langit (Arul Kanda) dan bumi (Kuching MP) perangai mereka.

    And they say they are fighting for the truth?

  2. Tak tahulah nak laugh or cry. Bahasa Melayu agaknya tak tahu. Bahasa Inggeris pun tak lah sebagus mana.

    So Dewan kena perincikan segala peraturan. Memang nama lagi pembangkang, semestinya semua nak diperbahaskan. Nanti bila sessi dah tamat dan banyak lagi perkara yang tidak dapat dibincang dan selesaikan, boleh timbul banyak isu lagi.

    1. re: “Bahasa Inggeris pun tak lah sebagus mana.”

      Madame Speaker standard. Listen to minute 1:44, “what you want, Bintulu, what you want?”

      1. the confusing part for me was “close 2”. It took me quite a while to realise he was saying “clause”. So how like dat? Mah-lay oso I don understan, English oso I not sure wat he saying.

        Anyway I vote the Speaker as the “coolest” man in that clip. He just sat there, smiling in amusement while allowing that Kucing Dap rep to be shouted at and running out his time slot. When the Dap rep’s time was up he cut off everyone and he calmly explained the Standing Order on the use of Malay.

  3. Kucing ‘binatang’ peliharaan kegemaran saya. Yang sedih Ada manusia macam binatang menghina ‘kucing’. Selalunya orang yang memelihara kucing benci kepada anjing.

  4. Ni pasti tak fasih dalam Bahasa Kebangsaan, biasanya cari excuse to cover up.

    ……..Why do these western countries have to accommodate them and their culture when it is they who are moving into another country with a different culture?…..

    This MP looks like his ancestors came from China, Hongkong maybe? Tapi dia ni sewel sikit. English bukan Bahasa ibunda dia atau bahasa Kebangsaan Negara ini atau Bahasa majoriti populasi Negara ini, who is he actually trying to impress?

  5. How very unfortunate that these MPs is wasting time on such irrelevant issue. Does any of those who vote for these guys benefit from their action?
    Next election, state or general, SPR should set the nomination day at least 2-3 weeks before the start of the campaign period just for them to vet whether the nominee can speak fluent NATIONAL language or not. If not, they should be barred from contesting on the ground of not patriotic enough to learn the national tongue or being too stupid to grasp the language. Not good candidate either way. Time enough for the parties to look for another candidate. There should be some minimum standard set for person who we want to put our trust in to govern over us. Wont hurt to test their english too…

  6. 161. (1) No Act of Parliament terminating or restricting the
    use of the English language for any of the purposes mentioned
    in Clauses (2) to (5) of Article 152 shall come into operation as
    regards the use of the English language in any case mentioned
    in Clause (2) of this Article until ten years after Malaysia Day

    Am I reading this wrong, or is this Chong fellow still stuck in the ’60s?

    1. I was pondering over the “ten years after Malaysia Day” time limit as well.

      Wonder if it requires a separate new amendment expressly to nullify this particular leeway granted the Sarawak legislators.

  7. It is indeed a rather sad state of affairs that an elected representative isn’t able to speak the national language of the country he lives in. That he tries to evoke a clause from the rule book insisting on his right to speak in English, but does so by speaking it so badly is a tragedy.

    The Chinese in Malaysia who continue to fight for their right to study in their vernacular tongue put themselves in an unenviable situation upon leaving school. They aren’t fluent in Bahasa, can’t tell the difference between a clause and a cross in English, and speak Bahasa like it was picked up from the gutter.

    Just like the immigrants of past and present into western societies: adapt to the culture of the people of the land. Don’t expect the people of the land to adapt to you.


    1. Any stats to show that there are more unemployed graduates from the SJKC community than the national school?

      1. The stats would show otherwise, thanks to racist employers. “Mandarin required”, “Chinese speaking candidate only”, “fluent mandarin is an advantage”. And that is only what i saw in english language classified. I wonder what they are advertising in the Chinese dailies. Have any of you seen any job advert specifying the need for dayak or melanau or bidayuh language fluency? Kalau ada pun very miniscule number and very far apart.
        Stop trying to discredit other people opinion by rhetorical questions. Not very nice nor honorable. Why don’t look for the stats yourself and try to refute it yourself. It is your burden to prove it otherwise.

        1. Cuba patah balik kepada tulisan-tulisan oleh geng-geng anti dalam blog HA ni, Semuanya dimulakan dengan soalan-soalan retorik tanpa isi-isi yang bernas. Kalau ada pun semuanya dari potong dan tampal entah-entah dari mana depa cedok. Kadang-kadang marah juga aku kat HA ni pasai dok layan depa tu. Hang terang macam mana pun depa tak akan paham-paham.
          Lepas tu kalau hang baca komen-komen di MI, MK, FMT dan lain-lain yang satu geng dalam bahasa Inggeris hang akan nampak berapa buruknya BI depa dan pengetahuan depa. Bukannya nak mengata tapi itulah hakikatnya.

        2. Gene was the one made the allegation:-

          “The Chinese in Malaysia who continue to fight for their right to study in their vernacular tongue put themselves in an unenviable situation upon leaving school.”

          No evidence or stats given by him/her. That is why i asked for it. I hope he/she is not making a baseless allegation.

          Anyway, as you said “The stats would show otherwise, thanks to racist employers”. You are right. This link supports your statement:-


          As far as private sector employment is concerned vis-a-vis Bumiputera graduates, it is undeniable that the latter is discriminated. You can say that the employers in private sector (i.e. majority Chinese companies) are racist. I can say the employers are being practical. If 2 candidates asking for the same salary scale, why hire a Malay that is only proficient in 2 languages (BM and English) as oppose to a Chinese who is proficient in 3 languages (the 3rd being Chinese).

          With the link above, I think I have refuted the allegation made by Gene.

          1. And that is how you do it honorably, not by posting a scathing rhetorical one liner.

            There always two or more ways to look at things, my way where non mandarin speaker is marginalised by racial profile, your way, where proficiency of speaking 3 language is better than 2. But indians speak 3 languages, and i dare say many speaks better malay and english than the most “employable and sought after” grads from UTAR. I would like to see how do you figure them in your argument? My view would be likely to hold more water than yours eventhough yours do sounds nicer. Just concede the point that chinese employer will always choose the chinese candidate eventhough he is a monolingual.

            1. AE,

              And I have heard so many stories on different salaries given to employees based on colour of skin. In private sector, often non Chinese receive lower salaries.

          2. The Malays are discriminated even on the salary scale.On average a Malay graduate with the same qualification with a Chinese graduate will be paid 30% less in a Chinese company.So they are never on the same salary scale as you said.Let us accept that Chinese are racists and dont expect anything different from the Malay’s side.The way things are going in this country,I wont be surprised we are going to have another May 13 soon.

  8. Send him back to tongsan .Let see wether Tongsan will allow him to speak his tongsan english in their parliment.

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