The moment Khalid stepped out of his car, the group charged at him. About five security personnel ran towards Khalid to protect the MP from the angry mob. The scene degenerated into an ugly scuffle between the belligerent members of the group and the police. Khalid, however, managed to escape, unharmed.
3 April 2018
Khalid questioned the Attorney-General’s Chambers justification for using this section, and asked if this is because Tajuddin’s son was involved.
And who was the AG then? Apandi.
Khalid says ‘RM100 fine charge’ for attackers insults Parliament
Shah Alam MP Khalid Abdul Samad has described the charge slapped against his attackers, where a RM100 fine would be imposed upon conviction, as an insult to Parliament.
The Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) communication director said this in reference to a group, including Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman’s son Firdaus, who had tried to attack him on Parliament grounds last November.
Khalid said eight individuals from the group were this morning charged under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955, which carries a fine of up to RM100.
“It is an insult, not only to me as a MP, but also to the parliamentary institution,” he told a press conference in Parliament today.
Section 14 states: “Any person who uses any indecent, threatening, abusive or insulting words, or behaves in a threatening or insulting manner, or posts up or affixes or exhibits any indecent, threatening, abusive or insulting written paper or drawing with intent to provoke a breach of the peace, or whereby a breach of the peace is likely to be occasioned, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding RM100”.
The charge was read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code which stipulates that when a criminal act is done by several persons in furtherance of a common intention, such persons are liable for that act in the same manner as if the act were done alone.
Khalid questioned the Attorney-General’s Chambers justification for using this section, and asked if this is because Tajuddin’s son was involved.
“I do not want a practice where certain people get preferential treatment. If this (Tajuddin’s son) was a consideration for the light charge, it is a big and serious offence,” he added.
Khalid said he was not the only person to have been attacked in the Nov 24 incident last year as police officers trying to protect him were also hit.
“It wasn’t just me, police at parliament were also hit and smacked and they had also made police reports but those were not used,” he added.
2 Feb 2017
Deputy minister’s son to be charged over Parliament ruckus
Deputy Minister Tajuddin Abdul Rahman’s son will be charged tomorrow for allegedly rioting in Parliament last November.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh said Firdaus Tajuddin would be charged together with seven others.
The eight, including three women, are aged between 33 and 55.
Eight to be charged for rioting at Parliament
KUALA LUMPUR: Eight, including a deputy minister’s son will be charged in court for their alleged involvement in a scuffle which took place in front of the Parliament building in November.
City police chief Datuk Amar Singh today said the eight, comprising of five men and three women aged between 33 and 35 will be charged on Friday as police have completed their investigations into the matter.
28 Nov 2016
Police free 11 Tajuddin supporters https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/364391
Police have freed eleven individuals detained in connection with the commotion at the Parliament compound on Thursday.
According to Oriental Daily, a police official confirmed that the 11 were released on Saturday after spending at night in police custody.
All eleven individuals, comprising eight males and three females, had surrendered to the police on Friday morning. Police managed to obtain a four-day remand order.
Among the eleven under investigation by the police was Tajuddin’s son Faisal.
According to the police, the 11 individuals are being investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.
25 Nov 2016
11 surrender over fracas in Parliament http://dlvr.it/MkzkXd
KUALA LUMPUR: The 10 individuals involved in the fracas in Parliament have surrendered to the police, says Comm Datuk Amar Singh.
The City police chief said that they along with another woman surrendered themselves at about 10.15am on Friday.
“They are being investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.
The individuals who surrendered after being called up by police are Firdaus Tajuddin, Mohd Rizal Shafie, Ariffin Mohamed, Hasnah Md Razali, Erwan Halmi, Sapiah Aini Sulaiman, Norfirdaus Ahmad Zanian, Azmir Ahmad, Mohd Saffek Mohd Saleh and Mohd Faizal Saidina Omar.
Norbaiti Taha, who had not been named by police, also surrendered on Friday.
malaysiakini: Pasir Salak MP’s supporters given until 2pm to surrender – IGP http://dlvr.it/Mkw29Y.
The police have given the 10 supporters of Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, who had allegedly rioted at Parliament, until 2pm today to surrender at the police station.
Inspector-general of police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar said if they fail to do so, the police will arrest them.
Dr. Rais Hussin Retweeted Khalid Abu Bakar
@KBAB51 .Investigate & charge them.Thuggery is not accepted. What about those who rioted at the Parliament? Why give them till 2PM
Dr. Rais Hussin added,
24 Nov 2016
Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman’s 34-year-old son Firdaus Tajuddin and nine others have been ordered to surrender to police by Kuala Lumpur CPO Amar Singh for their involment in a riot on Parliament grounds today.
Amar Singh said the incident this morning was being investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code, which concerns the offence of rioting.
“Police have indentified 10 individuals in the incident and we ask those involved to surrender to assist in investigation,” Amar said in a statement today.
Tajuddin Abdul Rahman maintains he was not aware a group from Pasir Salak was going to stage a protest outside Parliament today, saying the crowd would be bigger if he had planned it.
PETALING JAYA: Stressing that it was a matter of dignity, Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman defended the protest that took place outside Parliament this morning, but reiterated he had not known of it beforehand.
He also confirmed that his son, Dr Faisal Tajuddin, who is the Pasir Salak Umno Youth chief, was among those at the protest, along with the division’s Women’s wing.
“People like us, we are a family. Dignity is important to us,” Tajuddin told FMT, stating that it was only normal for a son to want to protect the father, and vice versa.
Chaos in parliament as group ambushes Khalid Samad
About a dozen people ambushed Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad outside the Parliament lobby as he alighted from his car this morning and hurled insults at the Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) communications director.
The confrontation then turned physical as some of them attempted to force their way through the security personnel protecting Khalid.
In the ensuing scuffle, a few security personnel and assailants fell to the ground. Khalid was not harmed in the incident.
After being pushed back from the lobby, one of the assailants, shouted “Kami dari Pasir Salak ni bukan sial!”
The group then chanted “Hidup Pasir Salak!” before leaving the area.
Speaking to reporters after the incident, Khalid said that one of those in the group claimed to be the son of Pasir Salak MP and deputy minister Tajuddin Abdul Rahman.
Umno lawmaker Tajuddin Abdul Rahman confirmed his son was among those who ambushed Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad in front of the Parliament lobby this morning.
However, the agriculture and agro-based industries deputy minister denied sponsoring the group to enter the Parliament grounds.
KUALA LUMPUR: The mob who attacked Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad outside the main Parliament building this morning, had allegedly claimed to be the “children” of Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman.
Relaying his experience in a press conference at the Parliament lobby after the incident, Khalid said the group of about 20 to 30 men had attempted to physically harm him while continuously throwing insults and verbally abusing him.
“They shouted and asked me why I said their ‘father’ was ‘sial’ (the bringer of bad luck).
“They tried to punch me but a security officer shielded me with his body.
Khalid said he will lodge a report about the incident with the Dewan Rakyat Speaker, before lodging a police report.
“These people have no respect for the law.”
Khalid also suggested this was another example of the violent behaviour showcased by the Red Shirts movement in their harrassment of the Bersih 5 convoy nationwide, as well as in a recent altercation with the police in the Ampang Point mall.
“This is the Jamal (Yunos) culture, the same culture showed by his Red Shirts supporters,” Khalid said, referring to the Sungai Besar Umno d
KUALA LUMPUR: A full investigation will be conducted into how the mob who attacked Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad this morning outside the main Parliament building had entered the compound in the first place, says Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed.
Nur Jazlan said that visitors to Parliament had to be invited in by government servants or the MPs themselves.
“Someone must take responsibility for visitors coming into a restricted area of Parliament.
“We don’t know if they had actually registered themselves at the gate. We’re going to direct the government security office unit to investigate the matter,” Nur Jazlan said.
This follows the sudden storm sparked in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday after Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman had remarked that Seputeh MP Teresa Kok “is the only woman with a ‘Kok’.”
22 Nov 2016
PARLIAMENT Lawmakers must stop flinging insults before their disagreements turn physical, warned Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia.
“If I don’t reprimand (all of you) like this, one day it will be like in other parliaments, where fights are physical and not just verbal arguments,” Pandikar said.
This is a possible reference to other parliaments such as in Taiwan, which has become infamous for physical brawls among lawmakers.
Pandikar said this after angrily reprimanding the MPs over yesterday’s row, which began after deputy Umno minister Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said Teresa Kok (Seputeh MP) was a woman with a ‘Kok’.
The surname Kok is phonetically similar to a slang word for the male genitalia.
“Every time I sit, every time my deputies sit here, you are reminded not to use words that court (bad reactions),” he said in a stern voice.
By Syeerleena Abdul Rashid
There is no denying that sexism has become a permanent feature in our local political landscape. Given the low number of women representatives in politics, the Malaysian parliament has once again become a circus of misogyny filled with tasteless jokes that undermine women and the barriers we try so hard to overcome in a society that is increasingly becoming chauvinistic as years pass.
Yesterday, Umno deputy minister Tajuddin Abdul Rahman had the nerve to pass on such a sexist remark where he referred to Seputeh MP Teresa Kok as ‘a woman with a Kok’. Since then, Kinabatangan MP Bung Mokhar has come to his comrade’s defense by stating that such a remark was not serious, therefore, did not warrant an apology. Bung Mokhar has made some eye brow raising remarks in the past and defending such an abhorrent act is expected; as the old adage states, birds of a feather flock together – both Umno MPs are the quintessential poster boys for women haters in this country.
Regardless of how politicians like Tajuddin try to spin this: Malaysians are not stupid – the pun intended was neither witty nor classy but only stood to remind us all, of the severity of misogyny in politics. Sexist jokes and misogynistic remarks have absolutely no place in our society and more so, in our parliaments.
Political leaders and especially high ranking ones like Tajuddin should have exuded class, showed respect and above all, offered an exemplary role model for Malaysians to emulate. Instead, he has shown us, time and again, that he neither has the grit nor the empathy needed to be a leader our nation needs.
Tajuddin must apologize to Teresa Kok as well as to every single woman and child out there for letting an entire nation down. As an elected representative of this Federation, a deputy minister, a member of parliament and most importantly, a father and a husband, he has the responsibility to present himself in a chivalrous and commendable manner; but before anything else, he owes us all, an apology for his crass behavior.
Syerleena Abdul Rashid is DAP Wanita National Assistant Publicity Secretary.
Back in April 2014
Malaysiakini 3:38PM Apr 10, 2014
Bung Moktar sees red at Kok’s dress, knees
BN’s outspoken Kinabatangan MP Bung Moktar Radin today attempted to raise a standing order in Parliament to complain against the dressing of DAP’s Seputeh MP Teresa Kok. Bung stood up abruptly during the sitting and asked deputy speaker Ismail Mohamed Said to reprimand Kok for her dress, which he said was “inappropriate”. “The skirt goes until the knees, I can see the knees, how can this dress be allowed?” he asked. This clearly angered Kok, who stood up and asked Bung to retract his remarks. “The top is like a T-shirt, it’s all red, this is not how you dress in Parliament,” he said. To this, Kok retorted that if Bung had a problem with her red top, he is equally guilty for wearing a yellow tie. “Do you have no other work?” she asked Bung. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/259655 …
Deputy Minister wonders if Pasir Salak MP’s childish outburst is an acknowledgment that those with the surname ‘Kok’ are more ‘man’ than him.
PETALING JAYA: Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Chew Mei Fun has told Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Tajuddin Abdul Rahman to show more respect to Malaysian Chinese and women.
This came after the Pasir Salak MP insulted Seputeh MP Teresa Kok in the Dewan Rakyat earlier today by saying that she was the only woman in her constituency with a “Kok”.
The MCA vice-president issued a statement today slamming Tajuddin over the insult, saying that it was unseemly of a deputy minister to come up with such “childish word-play”.
“While we sit on opposite fences and are aware that Teresa Kok’s comments are frequently intended to find fault with MCA, our party does not tolerate any form of vulgarities by male MPs, what more a deputy minister, against the name of any Malaysian Chinese, more so when alluding to male genitalia.”
She reminded him that MPs were in the Dewan Rakyat to debate federal policies and national issues impacting the economic status and social wellbeing of the people, and not to abuse one’s immunity and “sink to bottomless pit levels” by hurling insults at the Seputeh MP’s family name.
For the Change Retweeted Malay Mail Online
For the Change added,
Uproar in House as Teresa called ‘the only woman with a Kok’
Umno minister Tajuddin Abdul Rahman says he was only referring to MP’s surname while Khalid Samad from Amanah returns fire, calling him “sial”.
PETALING JAYA: Pandemonium broke out in the Dewan Rakyat today when a deputy minister called the MP for Seputeh, Teresa Kok, the only woman with a “Kok”.
The slur was uttered by Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Tajuddin Abdul Rahman while in a heated debate with opposition MPs over Saturday’s Bersih 5 rally.
“Why is Seputeh going ‘kekekeke’. The only woman with a ‘Kok’ is in Seputeh,” Tajuddin lashed out, much to the fury of opposition MPs who demanded he retract his statement immediately.
Deputy Speaker Ronald Kiandee however came to Tajuddin’s defence, explaining that the Pasir Salak MP was merely referring to the MP by her surname.
Khalid Samad (Amanah-Shah Alam), outraged by the explanation, insisted Tajuddin meant otherwise.
Another outburst followed, with Khalid returning fire and calling Tajuddin “sial” to which the deputy minister shot back saying “kurang ajar”.
‘Sial, lembu, kepala otak’ selepas serangan ke atas Teresa Kok
KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat hari ini kecoh selepas kenyataan berbaur seksual daripada Ahli Parlimen Barisan Nasional (BN), Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (BN-Pasir Salak) ke atas Teresa Kok (DAP-Seputeh).
“Satu-satunya wanita yang ada Kok,” kata Tajudin merujuk nama keluarga naib pengerusi kebangsaan DAP itu, ketika wakil rakyat membahaskan perhimpunan Bersih 5.
Kenyataan itu menimbulkan kekecohan, dengan M. Kulasegaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) menuntut permohonan maaf daripada Tajuddin.
Tajuddin menjawab: “Pergi cari tali lembu.”
Ia mengundang kutukan segera daripada Khalid Samad (Amanah-Shah Alam): “Sial. Kamu pakai songkok dan berkata begitu. Memalukan.”