Teresa Kok Defends Herself Over Claim Of Online Shopping During Parliament Session

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak took a jab at Teresa Kok for allegedly online shopping in the Dewan Rakyat.

Cover image via Free Malaysia Today & @weechookeong (Twitter)

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Seputeh member of Parliament (MP) Teresa Kok has defended herself after a photo showing her allegedly online shopping during the Parliamentary sitting yesterday, 28 February

The photo was uploaded by former Wangsa Maju MP Wee Choo Keong on Twitter on Monday.

"MP is taking gaji buta (sinecure). Shopping for clothes on Shopee or Lazada while the Parliament is ongoing!" claimed Wee.

"Parliament Malaysia boleh! Don't you sympathise with the rakyat? Parliament has become a circus. Is this the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) disease?"

Meanwhile, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak also took a jab at Kok, saying that a former DAP lawmaker was censuring a current DAP lawmaker.

"Maybe the former minister of oil palm was surveying to see if there is an increase in prices of import goods following the disturbance of the global transport sector?" said the Pekan MP.

Najib's post was liked over 15,000 times on Facebook.

After the photo went viral, Kok explained that she was actually reading news at the time

"While I was reading news on news portals, I saw the advertisement, so I clicked on the advertisement before backing out to continue reading the news," she told Malaysiakini.

"The advertisement appeared on both Free Malaysia Today and Malaysiakini."

Seputeh MP Teresa Kok.

Image via Astro Awani

"Wee and Najib appear to have nothing better to do and are trying to find issues," said the former primary Industries minister

She also shared a copy of the advertisement with Malaysiakini to prove her innocence.

Image via Malaysiakini

Yesterday marked the first day of the Parliamentary sitting for the year, which will run until 24 March.

On 18 May last year, Najib and several other UMNO MPs were spotted napping in Parliament:

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