A wheelchair-bound Karpal Singh was surrounded and mobbed by 30 UMNO Youth members at the lobby of Parliament House.
While the Hang Tuah-ish perwiras harassed a man who is, in modern impolite words, a physical cripple who needs a wheelchair to get around, police and security personnel stood by idly, refusing to intervene - see Malaysiakini 'Cops, security did not help me'.
Karpal had to ring his DAP colleague sweetie Fong Po Kuan, who arrived with a 'rescue team' to save the DAP chairperson. Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng was bashed in the face and body.
An outraged Lim Kit Siang demanded that Umno Youth leader Hishammuddin Hussein and PM AAB apologise over the incident.
Uncle Lim sai: "This has never happened before ... it is the most outrageous and shameful episode in the history of Parliament."
Karpal called upon Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia in chambers later, and urged the latter to pass a resolution under the Houses of Parliament Privileges and Powers Act 1952 to issue a warrant of arrests against the Umno Youth supporters.
I heard Pandikar couldn't be reached for comments. Elegant silence? wakakakakaka.
Uncle Lim said it was also a clear violation of the Houses of Parliament Privileges and Powers Act 1952 and that those UMNO Youth "... should have been arrested on the spot for violating the act ... something has become very ugly in Malaysian politics."
Those gutless Wonders! And one of them could be a future PM.