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The need for civil discourse
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI) has reprimanded parliamentarians for their rude and rowdy behaviour in the august house and asked them to be more civil in their discourses, debates and discussions.
He cautioned Members of Parliament that the rakyat was watching and following closely the going ons and stated that as a mature citizenry they can judge for themselves if elected officials were on the job and carrying out their duties diligently.
What transpires in parliament is usually repeated by the people who imitate the trend that is flowing in parliament and this is why DSAI warned parliamentarians not to engage in unruly behaviour which is unbecoming of an MP.
While debates and discussions are ongoing it must be kept civil and the appropriate protocol and decorum must be observed in order for parliament to function smoothly in going about serving Malaysians.
Parliamentarians must be ethical and observe the code of conduct to be civil and not cause an uproar and mayhem as they go about passionately pursuing their aims and ideals and they must be wary that every move and every word they make is followed by Malaysians.
This is why Parliament must be a civil institution and not be like a bazaar or marketplace and the business of the house must be conducted in an orderly and right and proper manner so that much can be achieved for the people.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE