Sun2surf | …. The RTM1 camera was trained on Bung Mokhtar who was standing up to engage in a verbal tirade with the opposition camp, with each calling the other bodoh! (stupid).
As he was sitting down, the camera caught the MP, who is no stranger to controversy, making the lewd gesture of slapping one hand over a clenched fist.
Bukit Mertajam MP Chong Eng said she did not notice the gesture in the Dewan but said she received a few calls from her constituents asking her why an MP had behaved in such a manner.
When approached at the lobby later, Bung Mokhtar denied it was a lewd gesture, and demonstrated to the reporter what he claimed he did — slapped the back of one hand with the palm of the other. (photo).
Bung Mokhtar admitted he was angry when the opposition members provoked him by calling him bodoh.
Chow Kon Yeow (DAP-Tanjung) had earlier said that Bung Mokhtar did not know how to count as there were more opposition MPs than BN backbenchers in the Dewan at that time.
This was following a protest by Bung Mokhtar over the mileage being given to the opposition as responses to their questions were being aired live over RTM.
Asked what he meant with his gesture, Bung Mokhtar said: “I was angry with him, I make like that (hand gesture again). He called me bodoh, I say you bodoh too.”… selanjutnya.