Smoking offenders ignore House rules

smoking offendersSMOKING is banned in Parliament except for a designated area be­­hind the MP’s lounge but asking the MPs and even Government officers to comply with the rules seems to be a difficult task.

Several “no-smoking” signs placed at various public areas in the august House since last year have also disappeared.

Both backbenchers and opposition MPS can be seen violating no-smoking rules.

Yesterday, Loh Gwo Burne (PKR-Kelana Jaya) was puffing away when speaking to Khairy Jamaluddin (BN-Rembau) at the back of the MPs lounge while Da­­tuk Kamarul Bahrin Abbas (PKR – Telok Kemang) was “caught” smoking in the lounge by The Star photographer.