It was the first time that Malaysians had seen such a spectacle at a legislative sitting, and on top of that, one that lasted five hours.
The assemblymen spent barely any time in their seats as members from the opposing parties wrested microphones away from one another, shoved one another around and generally behaved boorishly."It was utterly disgraceful. We expected them to have a showdown: name-calling, protesting and shouting, perhaps. What happened yesterday was a new low in Malaysian politics," wrote The Star's Wong Chun Wai.