KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition parliamentarian Lim Lip Eng today retracted the coarse words he had used against Tan Sri Annuar Musa in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.
Lim (DAP-Segambut) raised Article 36(4) of the Dewan Rakyat Standing Orders, which states that it is an offence for members of the House to use rude or sexist language.
"In yesterday's proceedings, I had used rude words against Ketereh (Tan Sri Annuar Musa).
"I wish to retract those words," he said at the Dewan Rakyat today.
Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, however, said that Lim should have raised the matter yesterday.
"What happened yesterday, is yesterday's story.
"What was said yesterday, Segambut was here, Ketereh was here, you should have raised it then.
"Don't raise issues which happened yesterday. If not, then incidents which happened last year will also be raised now," he said.
Yesterday's proceedings reportedly turned chaotic, with Opposition and Barisan Nasional parliamentarians hurling insults at each other.
Lim, during Annuar's debate, had shouted to the latter "Duduk! Diamlah! Pondan diam! Separuh jantan. Oi diamlah!" (Sit down! Be quiet! Be quiet, sissy! Half-male! Be quiet!)