Tajuddin Abdul Rahman’s firing as Prasarana executive the previous evening got numerous unsuspecting to the public authority’s razor-flimsy dominant part in Parliament – however it’s simply one more achievement in the checkered vocation of this free thinker lawmaker.
His peculiar public interview on the nation’s most exceedingly awful Light Rail Transit (LRT) mishap was nothing unexpected to numerous who know about his style, since this isn’t the first run through the Pasir Salak MP’s mouth experiences gotten him into difficulty.
In the event that there is one thing that appears to follow the veteran Umno pioneer’s vocation, it is discussion.
He initially rose to noticeable quality as one of the Umno Youth pioneers who were kept under the Internal Security Act (ISA) under Ops Lalang in 1987. Later he would move gradually up the Umno stepping stool, turning into a Supreme Council part.
Firing from Umno
In 1995, Tajuddin was sacked by Umno for supposed cash legislative issues. He was blamed for paying RM6 million to get the Pasir Salak division boss’ post. He stayed for the dogs for a very long time until Umno brought him back into the crease in 1998. After two years, he was chosen as Pasir Salak Umno representative division boss.
In the 2004 general political decision, Tajuddin won the Kampong Gajah state seat with a greater part of more than 5,000 votes. In the following general political decision, he won the Pasir Salak parliamentary seat. He has since protected the seat twice, each time with a greater lion’s share, a demonstration of his notoriety in the body electorate.
After the 2008 political race, Tajuddin was named director of Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra) Bhd, a post he would hold for a very long time until his arrangement as delegate agribusiness and agro-based industry serve in 2013.
In November 2008, Tajuddin was denounced for considering Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran a “jerk” after the DAP man guaranteed Pasir Salak electors didn’t care for their chosen agent. He additionally provoked Kulasegaran to a battle outside the Dewan.
Annoying resistance MPs
In April 2010, at that point Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia cautioned Tajuddin against annoying resistance MPs after a contention among Tajuddin and Kulasegaran in the Parliament entryway. Nonetheless, Tajuddin prevented information from getting the blame.
Slap the Chinese
At that point a delegate serve, Tajuddin experienced harsh criticism from companion and adversary in October 2015 after he said he would “slap” Chinese Malaysians who removed their grouses from the country. He even dismissed MCA Youth’s interest for him to apologize.
“They can make commotion until Judgment day, I couldn’t care less,” Tajuddin was cited as saying at that point.
The ‘kok’ debate
Tajuddin was again denounced by resistance MPs on Nov 16, 2016 for alluding to Seputeh MP Teresa Kok as “the lone lady with a ‘kok’ in Parliament”.
The occurrence happened when Tajuddin was responding to a valuable inquiry in the Dewan Rakyat and started sharing his perspectives on a public meeting just for then agent speaker Ronald Kiandee to add and pose him to keep noting the inquiry.
He at that point proceeded and laughingly asked “Seputeh (chuckled) why? The solitary lady with ‘kok’ is in the Seputeh parliamentary.”
This prompted warmed contentions with resistance MPs where he traded unparliamentary language with them. He additionally lashed out at the media later when squeezed over the matter.
Protecting attack of a MP
Soon thereafter a gathering of men, including Tajuddin’s child went to Parliament grounds to show their help for him following a disagreement with Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad.
As Khalid was passing, the men assaulted the MP. Tajuddin, who prevented any information from getting the episode, seemed to safeguard the assault saying it was typical for a child to secure his dad.
Booted out of Parliament
In July 2019, Tajuddin was launched out from the Dewan Rakyat for declining to adhere to guidelines and making an aggravation. Tajuddin would not apologize and afterward representative speaker Nga Kor Ming suspended him for four days.
Back in a GLC
Following the difference in government a year ago, Tajuddin was delegated Prasarana administrator in May 2020. He ran straight into a discussion over the end of agreements of two organizations. The end, it was asserted, would have brought about a strong remuneration payout to an organization constrained by his relatives.
Nonetheless, his public interview after Monday’s LRT crash might have been the absolute last thing that could be tolerated.
He was blamed for being inhumane and impolite during the question and answer session, with many portraying it as an advertising calamity.
It prompted calls for him to be sacked and an appeal got more than 100,000 marks in under a day.
In a meeting with FMT recently, Tajuddin was gotten some information about the discussions and reactions evened out at him throughout the long term, however he said individuals would adjust their perspectives on him when they became more acquainted with him.
“I’m mindful of what they are saying about me. There are individuals who think (of me) that way. Possibly they don’t comprehend between being a criminal and being vocal at a proper spot and time.”
Regardless of whether people in general has seen the remainder of Tajuddin’s dubious shenanigans stays not yet clear. What is sure is that for the time being, his crazy ride vocation is currently a train wreck.