Since the beginning of this new Dewan Rakyat session, Khairy has almost become the central figure in all debates. His attempts to take on the Pakatan Rakyat parliamentarians in a debate has caused battle royal in the Dewan.He is not just seen interjecting actively in fellow MPs' debates, his name has also been repeatedly dragged by others into their debates.
It started when Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak) was debating on the royal address and called for the enactment of the Freedom of Information Act, as well as abolishing the Official Secrets Act.
Azmin Ali said,"The Freedom of Information Act has been introduced in 55 countries including Zimbabwe. The only one which is lagging behind in this is Malaysia and perhaps Mongolia,".
At this juncture, Khairy interjected and asked whether the five state governments under Pakatan will declassify documents that are of public interest to ensure free flow of information.
And to this, a composed Azmin replied: "If I can propose this Act at the federal level, I am sure we can do it at the state levels as well."
"But I want to remind Rembau (Khairy), if we declassify the documents, there will be many things which will put the Umno leaders in trouble," the Gombak MP said to the amusement of the opposition MPs. After the March 8 polls, there were complaints from the new Pakatan state governments, charging that some BN leaders had destroyed official documents to avoid the new government to trace the previous leadership's actions.
Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak) then stood to say: "Why are we only hearing of ketuanan Melayu (Malay Supremacy) today when before March 8 (polling day) we’ve only heard of ketuanan menantu! (Son-In-Law's Supremacy)." (Khairy is Pat Lah's son-in-law) The house burst out in laughter and Khairy was seen looking for a Rule in the Standing Order.
Khairy was dealt with the second blow when he tried to take on Fong Po Kuan (DAP-Batu Gajah) in her debate.
He questioned Fong over Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim's recent announcement that all Pakatan's state assemblypersons in the state will be given an allocation of RM500,000.
"The allocation is only meant for Pakatan state assemblypersons. I want to know whether the same allocation will be given to the BN state assemblypersons on the principle of justice?" asked Khairy.
Fong, who has earned the reputation as the 'cili padi' in the house, retorted to the Rembau MP with her trademark fiery oratory skill.
"I agree that the allocation is not party's money but the rakyat's money. However, before the March 8 polls, the BN also gave the allocations to its state assemblypersons only," she said.
Khairy stood up and tried to rebut Fong at this point but the ‘cili padi' did not let up.
"Before you make any comment, please find a mirror to see yourself first. If you don't have a mirror, please find a bucket of water...
"For the past 50 years, we didn't get a single cent!" she said to the applause from the opposition MPs who were thumping the table.
While Lim Kit Siang was known to be prickly and easily irritated at times, many expected him to be more relaxed and cool now especially when some of his past tormentors are no longer in the new Dewan Rakyat.
Then, many wondered whether it was the man-a first term MP-or the question that caused him to call Khairy Jamaluddin(BN-Rembau) "the richest unemployed person in the world".
While Lim Kit Siang was debating the motion of thanks to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for his speech to the MPs last week, he caused uneasiness among the BN backbencers when he alluded to Raja Petra website.
Among those who stood up to challenge him was Oxfordian Khairy who, probably tongue-in-cheek, asked whether it was right for Raja Petra to use the word "hell" as only God decides who goes to hell or heaven.
Lim Kit Siang thundered back."We are not talking about religion!It is a way of saying that those who mudered Mongolian model Altantuya Shariibu in October lasy year should be punished to the full extent of the law. It is not about going to hell or heaven.
"If you cannot understand this,what is the point of graduating from Oxford? This is a disgrace to the university." says Lim Kit Siang.
So Khairy to be a YB isnt plain sailing and to become PM before 40 isnt that easy either. You got wait till pigs can fly out of Rembau.........
(sources from Malaysiakini and the Sun)