Umno has disavowed any link with the fracas on Parliament grounds yesterday, when supporters of Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman roughly accosted Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad.
"I stress that the ruckus that occurred on Parliament grounds yesterday involving the Shah Alam MP has no connection with the party (Umno) or to any order from the party leadership," Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansur said in a statement today.
He stressed that Umno does not support any action that involves fights or altercations, adding that the party upholds the Federal Constitution and existing laws.
However, Tengku Adnan, who is popularly referred to as Ku Nan, said Umno views seriously the use of foul words and the spewing of negative-tinged monikers by any MP, which can invoke the ire of other parliamentarians.
"Umno will condemn irrational and immature actions that go against the ethics and code of conduct for elected representatives," he said.
Tengku Adnan was commenting on yesterday's altercation on the grounds of Parliament, grounds when supporters of Tajuddin, including his son, ambushed Amanah MP Khalid Samad, asking him why he called the Pasir Salak MP 'sial'.
Khalid's remark, made in the House, followed Tajuddin’s remark that Seputeh MP Teresa Kok is the only woman with a 'Kok', which triggered an uproar from the opposition.
Eleven of Tajuddin's supporters including his son, were arrested by police today for the fracas on the Parliament grounds.-Mkini