Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin posted on Twitter that he has accepted Kinabatangan MP Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin’s challenge to a one-on-one fight in the ring.
“Too many blunders from Kinabatangan in Parliament. If he insists on a fight, I accept his challenge to go one-on-one in the ring. Just let me know the date and time,” said Mongin in a tweet at 3.10pm on Tuesday.
A ruckus erupted during Tuesday’s Parliamentary proceedings when Bung uttered the “F word” in the House after being taunted by other MPs.
The incident happened as Bung interjected Khairy Jamaluddin (BN-Rembau) during the latter’s debate to ask a question on the Sales and Service Tax (SST).
As he was speaking, Puncak Borneo MP Willie Mongin interrupted and asked Bung which casino he went to, in an apparent reference to a video online purportedly showing Bung gambling.
An irked Bung immediately responded and called Mongin insolent and asked him to retract the statement.
“This is rude, you don’t deserve to sit here. Samseng (thug). You want to fight with me? Anytime,” said Bung amidst jeers and taunts from the House.
To this, Thomas Su (PH-Kampar) said Mongin had merely asked a question.
This further infuriated Bung, who then said “F*** you” before sitting down.
A commotion then broke out with several Pakatan Harapan MPs calling on Bung to apologise and Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon to reprimand him.
Beluran lawmaker Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee, a former deputy speaker, used Standing Order 36 (9) and explained that Bung had reacted in the way due to Mongin’s taunt.
“Standing Order 36 (9) reads that no reference shall be made in any debate to the conduct or character of any MP.
“Mongin had questioned his conduct,” he said.
However, no ruling was made and Mohd Rashid adjourned the House for lunch.
Bung then retracted his remark when the House resumed after lunch, after Ipoh Timur MP Wong Kah Woh and several other Pakatan Harapan lawmakers had asked deputy speaker Mohd Rashid Hasnon to reprimand the Barisan Nasional lawmaker.
Bung then retracted the word. However, that did not stop him from throwing another curveball.
“I agree, it is not a polite word so I retract it. I did not direct it to anyone, but I have seen Puncak Borneo (Willie Mongin) have drinks with perempuan pelacur (hookers) as well,” said Bung.