New Zealand parliament ejects Maori leader for not wearing a necktie

New Zealand parliament ejects Maori leader for not wearing a necktie

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A New Zealand Maori leader was ejected from parliament on Tuesday (February 9) for refusing to wear a necktie in the chamber. On Tuesday, Speaker Trevor Mallard twice prevented Rawiri Waititi from asking questions in the debating chamber, insisting that MPs could only ask a question if they were wearing a tie. When Waititi continued with his question after being stopped a second time, Mallard ordered him to leave.

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