Kadir Jasin uses zoological science to school parliamentarians on the meaning of DNAA

VETERAN journalist and blogger Datuk A. Kadir Jasin has described the Malaysian Parliament as having “become like a zoo for a long time”, taking the cue from the latest walk-out episode by the Opposition block from the Dewan Rakyat.

For context, Putrajaya MP Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin was given the marching order by speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul as he refused to sit down after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim chided him for laughing as he (Anwar) was explaining the DNAA (discharge not amounting to acquittal) granted to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Following this, the former education minister has repeatedly insisted that Anwar should withdraw the accusation made against him but to no avail, thus prompting a shouting match which lasted more than 20 minutes whereby Perikatan Nasional (PN) lawmakers demanded that Anwar retract his remark while Pakatan Harapan (PH) MPs defended their chairman.

For those who are keen to learn from the latest event, Kadir reckoned that one can even pick up wisdom and knowledge from zoological gardens.

“In the Parliament, there are certainly more (amount of knowledge). But some MPs have started behaving like animals because of the DNAA matter which led them to accusing each other,” he penned in a recent Facebook post.

“DNAA stands for ‘discharge not amounting to acquittal’. In Malay, it simply means one is released but not freed. Exactly like animals in the zoo. They are released from the cage to roam about but not free to leave the zoo vicinity.”

Datuk A. Kadir Jasin

On a lighter vein, Kadir also stressed the need to not confuse DNAA with DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid.

“DNA is what investigators look for at the scene of murder, rape, sodomy, robbery, burglary and other crime scenes,” explained the former Bersatu supreme council member who in recent times claimed to be a Pakatan Harapan (PH) supporter.

“Unless the criminal is caught in broad daylight like the 60-year-old man in Kampung Sungai Buaya, Rawang who ‘raped’ a female goat to death in July 2021. He was caught red handed and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to six years in prison. After all, he is a repeat offender with three previous records.”

That aside, Kadir said there is another abbreviation “AAD” which every criminal suspect “looks forward to be associated with”.

“AAD simply means acquitted and discharged … We should not be surprised and disappointed if after DNAA, AAD ensues as forewarned by English philosopher and physician John Locke: ‘Where-ever law ends, tyranny begins’,” added the former group editor-in-chief of mainstream New Straits Times. – Sept 21, 2023

Main pic credit: Mothership

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