ASSEMBLYMAN’S REMARKS: Suspend her for showing disrespect
By : K. RAMAMURTHY ACHARI, Penang
IT is a shame that some of our legislators continue to make disparaging remarks such as that uttered by Sungai Rapat assemblyman Hamidah Osman in the Perak state assembly recently. These words belittle the Indian community and show "an open disrespect" to the state assembly.
Her apology came on the insistence of Barisan Nasional whip Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli and again she showed no remorse to the august house and to the speaker, including the assembly's respected chair. In the interest of and spirit of Barisan Nasional, Hamidah should be suspended for three sittings of the assembly.
ASSEMBLYMAN’S REMARKS: Damage done
BULBIR SINGH, Seremban
I REFER to your report "BN asked to chastise rep over remark" (NST, June 29) on the remark made by Sungai Rapat assemblyman Hamidah Osman in the Perak state assembly.
Hamidah is an educated person, and she should know that such a remark would offend the Indian community. As an elected representative, she should not have said what she did. Although she has apologised, Hamidah should realise that the damage is done.