A SEEMINGLY harmless question on student discipline sparked a debate on the issue of patriotism in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.
And in the exchanges, the DAP MPs were accused of being unpatriotic for remaining seated when Backbenchers Club chairman Datuk Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar led the house in shouts of "Merdeka" before the sitting began.
That led Datuk Mohd Said Yusof (BN-Jasin) to remark: "That is typical of the DAP, they are unpatriotic, they did not rise when we shouted Merdeka just now."Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur) replied hotly: "How dare you call us unpatriotic! We were not given prior notice about it (the expression of support for Merdeka)."