Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad today challenged the son of Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman to repeat what his father said against Seputeh MP Teresa Kok.
Tajuddin's son, Faizal Tajuddin, has been charged under the Minor Offences Act 1955 over a scuffle on Parliament grounds after Khalid insulted his father.
This was after Tajuddin said in Parliament that Kok is "the only woman with a Kok", which was deemed as a sexist slur.
"Tajuddin's son held a press conference and at which he said I sparked the incident (scuffle on Parliament grounds).
"If he feels what his father said in Parliament is not wrong, then I challenge him to repeat those words, outside of the House.
"Hold a press conference to say the same thing. Don't act like a coward and hide behind parliamentary immunity," Khalid told reporters in his office at Shah Alam today.
Faizal, who is also Pasir Salak Umno Youth chief, at an April 4 press conference said police were biased for not investigating Khalid for insulting his father.
Khalid had also urged Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia to challenge attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali's decision to charge the eight individuals who attacked Khalid for an offence which carries a maximum penalty of RM100 upon conviction.
The Amanah information chief said Faizal was running away from the fact that his father had sparked a lengthy row by making the statement against Kok in the House.
As such, Faizal should repeat the statement "to see if those words are acceptable or not in the eyes of law", he said.
Khalid on Nov 24 last year was ambushed by a group claiming to be from Pasir Salak, while exiting his vehicle to enter the Parliament building to attend the day's sitting.
It happened three days after a war of words between Khalid and Tajuddin, in which the Khalid called the Tajuddin "sial" (damned) following the BN MP's remarks against Kok.
The incident was at the time investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code, which deals with rioting, an offence that can be punished with up to two years' jail or a fine, or both.
However, eight people were charged under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955 which deals with the indecent, threatening, abusive or insulting words, or insulting behaviour which could breach the peace.
The charge was read with Section 34 of the Penal Code, which deals with deals with liability of those colluding in an offence.- Mkini