The government is struggling to contain a backlash over allegations of mistreatment of female lawmakers and staff.
This is significant for Malaysia as foreign investors turn into net buyers after a year which saw billions of dollars pulled out.
The graphic images have prompted fresh outrage from female lawmakers and the Australian public, coming on the heels of the rape allegations that sparked mass nationwide protests.
Only about 65 of Pakatan Harapan's 88 MPs turned up.
The BN chairman also hits out at PAS' Takiyuddin Hassan for ruling out any parliamentary sitting during the virus emergency.
The exit of Julau MP Larry Sng is also seen as a signal to Umno ahead of any move to reconvene Parliament.