“If minister didn’t ask me, I suggest you don’t ask me.”
PSP NCMP Leong Mun Wai has made meme history in Singapore for his outburt in parliament earlier this month for the stern rebuke he gave Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin.
Some have called him a laughing stock and CMP (Clown MP), while others have praised him for standing firm to the extent of breaking point to protect the interests of Singaporeans.
Today, the House announced that no action will be taken against Leong for his outburst, which constituted a breach of parliamentary procedures and rules.
Leader of the House Indranee Rajah, who also had a dramatic outburst herself in response to Leong, said that he was let off the hook as he had apologised, clarified that he did not intend to cast aspersions on ministers, and withdrawn statements in his Facebook post.
Leong’s Facebook post was hotly debated in parliament (22 Mar) due to his contentious accusation of Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam “muddying the waters” over a bribery case linked to the Keppel Offshore & Marine corruption scandal.
During the exchange, Leong replied to Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin’s clarification with his now infamous remark: “If minister didn’t ask me, I suggest you don’t ask me.”