Is It Too Late Now To Say "Sorry"? Not If You're Bung Moktar

He could have been stripped of his rights and privileges as a Member of Parliament today, 18 October.

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Guess it's never too late to say sorry.

Kinabatangan Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Bung Moktar Radin, who caused a havoc in Parliament with his "F**k you" stunt in August, escaped punishment today after apologising for his actions

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In the Dewan Rakyat session today, 18 October, Bung admitted that his actions were "unparliamentary".

"I regret saying that word and with all my heart I apologise to the Speaker and this august House, especially the female MPs," Bung was quoted as saying by Malay Mail.

"I give my guarantee that this will not occur again in the future and I humbly hope my apology is accepted," he added.

Prior to his apology, a motion was tabled against Bung today to refer him to the Rights and Privileges Committee for his "F**k you" antic

The motion was tabled by Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, who hoped that Bung would be disciplined for his actions. 

However, she dropped the motion after the Kinabatangan MP promised to reform himself. 

"I hope Kinabatangan will rid himself of his bad habits and elevate this noble House. I accept Kinabatangan's apology and hope Kinabatangan will be able to control his emotions and he will not repeat the same mistake," Zuraida said, according to Sin Chew Daily.

The Kinabatangan MP could have had his rights and privileges stripped from him if he had not apologised

Once referred to the Committee, Bung could have been reprimanded, suspended, or expelled as an MP, according to The Star.

He could also face imprisonment for up to 60 days, or a maximum RM1,000 fine.

Here's a recap of Bung's outburst in Parliament back in August:

Meanwhile, the Kinabatangan MP thinks that smoking MPs are being discriminated against by the Health Ministry:

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