Parliament’s not haunted, Malaysians. That’s Kangar MP moving the chair. (Video)

Screenshot of the video. Photo: Hannah Yeoh/Twitter
Screenshot of the video. Photo: Hannah Yeoh/Twitter

Paranormal enthusiasts may be disappointed to find out that Malaysia’s parliament building is not haunted after all.

Twitter users started speculating about ghosts in the parliament building after a spooky clip of a chair mysteriously moving on its own while Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh was speaking circulated this week. Kangar MP Noor Amin Ahmad has since admitted to being the person who had moved the chair, pouring cold water on the speculations.

“When Hannah Yeoh was giving her speech, I was annoyed by the disorganized chairs, so I reached out and moved it from below,” he tweeted yesterday. Noor Amin, 39, added that he was also annoyed at Sibu’s chair, located one seat away, but it was out of reach.


Nearly 500 people shared the short clip of Yeoh, 42, scrutinizing the government’s appeal for the development of luxury apartments at the Taman Rimba Kiara jungle park.

Yeoh responded to the moving chair clip by chiding her followers for focusing on the so-called “ghosts” instead of the important topic she was discussing. 

“Why do Malaysians like ghost stories so much? The issue that I brought up has been drowned by a moving chair. Please ignore the spooky background music and focus on the issue that I was presenting,” she tweeted today.

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