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The whole thing was a mess.
14 July marks the first day of Parliament ever since the Movement Control Order (MC)) took place (not counting the 'silent' 18 May assembly).
A few events unfolded throughout the sitting, which had the rakyat sighing and shaking their heads in disbelief, as it was a complete circus.
What is happening?
One of the main highlights was when former Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof was booted out and replaced with former Election Commission chairman Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun following a slim margin in voting.
But what caught the attention of netizens was a clip of Syed Saddiq being rudely interrupted on numerous occasions and other MPs were openly shouting at each other aimlessly.
To add salt to injury, Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim openly threw racist and sexist remarks towards Batu Kawan MP Kasthuriraani Patto.
He told her that “Gelap, tak nampak” (it’s too dark, we cannot see) and “Pakailah bedak” (put some makeup on) when she was speaking.
This frenzy triggered all sorts of backlash from the younger generation, residents of Baling, and Malaysians in general.
Many Malaysians were upset and embarrassed that they had to witness such incidents on the very first day of the parliament sitting:
We hope that our MPs would do better in the next sitting and have a professional debate amongst each other.