Kalousek refusing to apologize to colleague MP

TOP 09 deputy head Miroslav Kalousek, who has been ordered to apologize to colleague MP Zdenek Ondráček from the Communist Party for calling him a communist “fizl” a highly derogatory term for officers who served the regime beating up and persecuting its opponents, is refusing to comply and has asked the lower house to revoke the decision of the Mandatory and Immunity Committee which dealt with the case. The committee concluded that although Zdenek Ondráček served as a police officer before the fall of communism the term used by MP Kalousek was vulgar and insulting. The TOP 09 deputy head says he merely called a spade a spade and will not demean himself by apologizing. If he refuses to do so, he will be expected to pay a fine amounting to his monthly salary as an MP.