|Taken from Malaysiakini…
‘The Kinabatangan MP says that it was not rude to make such a gesture (as he did) so shall I suggest to all the readers to give him the gesture when we see him?’
Panap Nobi: I really do not understand the focus of the media. Here we are condemning this faraway land creature and on the other hand, we are giving him all the unnecessary focus, air time and publicity.
This publicity-seeking God-knows-what will certainly dance to the media’s publicity tune not unlike a street performance where a monkey dances to some music and the crowd throws some coins.
What do you expect from a nobody seeking cheap publicity? And here the media is giving him just what he wants.
To stop his nonsense, please ensure we do not see or hear him because we Malaysians are not amused by his cheap and tasteless stunts. If simple folks like us can see through him, I wonder why experienced editors cannot.
Sabahan: This clown is an insult not only to all parliamentarians, but to all Malaysians and especially Sabahans.
He thinks that the Parliament is a coffee shop where he can use vulgar language and gestures and crack vulgar jokes to amuse his like-minded fellow parliamentarians from the Barisan Nasional.
His behaviour is not surprising coming from a constituency which is very susceptible to vote-buying.
For the information of readers, in the whole of the Kinabatangan constituency, there is only one small township which consists of a few shops.
Most of the voters are poor natives eking out an existence by farming small plots of land or working in plantations in the area.
Telling lies is, of course, second nature to him, and he is further encouraged by our PM telling lies and not apologising for them.
I am sure when he returns to his constituency, he takes great delight in telling his people his tales from the Malaysian Parliament
Peter Ooi: Looks like the Parliament is turning into a zoo. Maybe Bung Mokhtar Radin really did not mean what is interpreted by the onlookers. I would forgive him if he did not mean ill with his obscene gesture.
But would the majority of those who see the video take it lightly especially when some of them are of school-going age? They would be rather shocked than amused this coming from a YB.
They know that these type of obscene gestures and remarks are commonly made by trishaw- pullers, fishmongers and pimps. They must be left wondering and dazed that these undesirable acts could find its way into our august hall.
In England, if a football player displayed such unsightly antics, all hell would break loose. Such stupid behaviour is never tolerated especially in full view of the public. Definitely the culprit would not get away without severe punishment.
Now that Bung Mokhtar has owned up to his act, let us see what action Pak Lah is going to take. Reprimanding him is not enough because this is not the first time he is up to this sort of objectionable behavior.
Dhammika: This MP has done the dirty sign one to many times. He has offended Malaysians and disciplinary action must be taken against him.
What will the younger generation think? His gesture is unbecoming and he is not ashamed that his family watches him doing this action. He is not fit to be an MP.
I don’t understand how his constituents elected him. Being deputy chairperson of the Backbenchers Club, he should be sacked for bringing shame onto the organisation.
He is behaviour can be likened to those in the secret societies. If he joins them, he will be a leader for them. This lewd sign is disgusting and against our culture.
Kiv T: Surely a lot of Malaysians have made this gesture before when we were a very young with very little education.
These are the things people with very little education do but to do this in Parliament during a live telecast is a true disgrace to Malaysia and the people of Malaysia.
I was watching the proceedings and the moment I saw what he did, I was so shocked. I sincerely feel MPs like Bung Mokhtar Radin are not qualified to be they are is today.
I don’t know what education level he has but with his behaviour in Parliament one can conclude that he is not well-educated.
He says that it was not rude to make such a gesture so shall I suggest to all the readers to give him the gesture when we see him?
Again, we will not do such a thing because we have more class and are much better-educated than MP Bung Mokhtar Radin.
I have been watching the live telecasts almost everyday and MP Bung Mokhtar Radin is one of those BN MP that are there not to get things done but to pick on the opposition. What a waste of time and rakyat‘s money!
Meng: The Kinabatangan MP has a peculiar habit. He beats the back of his own hand when he gets angry.
There’s a better way to show your frustration and many Malaysians would rather you slap yourself hard on the cheek.
That way there is no mistaking a rude gesture that is more becoming of a labourer or an uneducated person.
Once again, you can talk yourself out of this, but we all know what you meant and you are foolish to deny it.
You are a good reminder why the BN is yesterday’s news and why we should continue the punishment beyond the March 8 polls.
A Concerned Citizen: Bung Mokhtar, what you did in Parliament is obscene. What you did after that in denying what you did is even more obscene.
In the first instance you showed yourself to be uncouth. In the second you showed yourself to be dishonest.
Repent, you shameful man.