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Thursday, November 24, 2016

UNFIT TO BE DEPUTY MINISTER: TAJUDDIN PRETENDS ‘DON’T KNOW’ EVEN AS COPS GIVE HIS SON UNTIL 2PM TO SURRENDER

KUALA LUMPUR: The 10 individuals involved in the fracas in Parliament have until 2pm Friday to surrender to police.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said they knew who and where they are and it was important they surrendered as soon as possible.
“We have to protect the sanctity of Parliament,” he said at a press conference after presenting ranks to several senior officers in Bukit Aman on Friday.
He added that the case was being investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.
“We will also investigate the Parliament’s logbook entries,” he said.
The IGP also issued a stern warning against flouting the law, including those causing trouble in Parliament and conducting candlelight vigils.
“In fact, I am tired of giving warnings. Action will be taken.
“Those who break the law must be prepared for the consequences,” he said.
TAJUDDIN BLAMES MEDIA AGAIN
Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman refused to comment on the police seeking his son, Firdaus Tajuddin, over an attempted attack on Shah Alam MP Khalid Abdul Samad on Parliament grounds yesterday.
Instead, the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Deputy Minister ticked off the media when asked about the matter.
“Don’t just harp on that one (issue). You need to look at it in the correct context, only then can you ask me with the right intent.
“You only report what you’re interested in reporting. You don’t report what really happened. You only write what you’re interested in,” said Tajuddin when met by journalists after meeting government officers from Pasir Salak at a hotel in Putrajaya last night.
Yesterday, a group of Tajuddin’s supporters attempted to attack Khalid outside the Dewan Rakyat lobby.
KL police chief Amar Singh described the incident as a riot and ordered 10 people, including Tajuddin’s son, to surrender to assist in the police investigation.
Tajuddin accused the media of only interested in sensational news.
“If you are interested in the right matters, then I will answer.
“If you are interested in only what you like, find amusing and sensational, then I’m not interested (to answer),” he said before leaving.
Najib weighs in
The attempted attack even prompted Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to respond, calling for the institution of parliament to be respect.
It is not clear how the group managed to enter Parliament’s grounds, which is strictly guarded. Visitors are only allowed into the area with prior request or on invitation from an MP.
The incident came amid a row between Tajuddin and Khalid.
On Monday, Tajuddin said Seputeh MP Teresa Kok was the “only woman with a ‘Kok’ in Seputeh” during the Budget debate in the Dewan Rakyat.
His innuendo sparked outrage among opposition MPs, with Khalid calling Tajuddin “sial” (damned).
Tajuddin refused to apologise for his “Kok” comment and instead railed against Khalid.
On Wednesday, Tajuddin sent a letter of demand to Khalid for defending his “sial” remark outside the House.
This was followed with the attempted attack on Khalid yesterday.
ANN/ MKINI

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