(photo from here)
Question: When are pigs halal?
Answer: When they are male chauvinist pigs masquerading as Members of Parliament.
Apparently, male chavinisism and sexist remarks against women are things that are practised all the time in that august house, as the press loves to call that circus. The latest incident being that of the "bocor" (leaking) kind.
Two Barisan Nasional backbenchers, Jasin MP Datuk Mohd Said Yusuf and Kinabatangan MP Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin were in the news for the wrong reasons when it was reported that the Bung fler said in reply to Batu Gajah DAP MP Fong Poh Kuan's query about leaks in the lobby of Parliament House, "Mana ada bocor, Batu Gajah pun tiap-tiap bulan bocor juga" (Where is the leak? Batu Gajah leaks every month too)
All the other pigs in the pen squealed out in defence of the two porkies when Malaysians of higher I.Q. than these YB's expressed outrage at this sexist remark.
Speaker Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib said cannot do anything because the Batu Gajah MP made the complaint one day too late. If she wanted to take up the case she should have done it on the day that the remarks were made.
Tangga Batu MP Datuk Idris Haron said, “we should take them as a joke, not as a personal attack”. Unfortunately, the "them" he used referred to the remark and not the two clowns in question which would have been much more appropriate.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said that it was normal to play with words.
But the best one comes from the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz who commented that Fong should not have overreacted as MPs enjoyed the immunity to speak about anything in the House.
“Politicians must be able to take criticism and be thick-skinned about it,” he said. Oh really? Then I call you a male chauvinist babi lor. Can? Huh? Oh I see. Only women MP's la you mean. Okay, I get it. Thank you, YB. You can go back to sleep now.
Actually, our dear Deputy Prime Minister, who's been so quiet for so long, ultimately came out with the best line. I paraphrase but he said something like "joke aje la." It's just a joke so don't have to take so seriously one. See? I've always thought that Parliament House is a poor name for Comedy Central Malaysia. Now confirmed la.
Meanwhile, Federation of Livestock Farmers Associations of Malaysia’s pig unit chairman Tung Hong Chai said pig farmers were facing difficulties because of declining prices.