Category Archives: Parliament

Constitutional amendment bill: An accident waiting to happen

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH COMMENT | The morning after the controversial constitutional amendment bill was defeated in Parliament, a dear friend from Kuching sent me this message: “Are you sad? I listened to the proceedings until the votes were counted.  “Must … Continue reading

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Dewan Rakyat: Chaos after move to discuss 1MDB rejected

 KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat erupted into chaos today when the opposition’s move to push for a motion to discuss 1MDB was rejected. Deputy speaker Ismail Mohamed Said said it was rejected on grounds that it was considered sub judice. … Continue reading

Posted in 1MDB, MoCS (Sarawak), Parliament

Kit Siang: Who is the bloody fool now?

 PETALING JAYA: DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has slammed yesterday’s parliamentary proceedings, asking who the “bloody fool” is now following the uproar over PAS’ shariah bill. Saying that Pandikar Amin Mulia had abused his powers as Dewan Rakyat speaker, Lim … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, Parliament

Sarawak BN objections may doom Act 355

 By Terence Netto COMMENT Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak could not have reckoned with the objections of BN component parties in Sabah and Sarawak to Act 355 when he announced last November that Umno would “take over” PAS president Hadi … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament, Religion, Sarawak

3 opposition MPs in limbo over GE14 pending appeals

PETALING JAYA: Three opposition MPs will be unable to stand for election in the coming general election (GE14) if the appeals against their convictions are not heard on time. Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad (Amanah), Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli (PKR) … Continue reading

Posted in Pakatan Harapan, Parliament

Liow threatens to quit if Hadi’s bill passes

PETALING JAYA: MCA president Liow Tiong Lai has insisted he will resign from his minister’s post should PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s Private Member’s Bill on shariah law be passed in Parliament. “My position is the same and, more importantly, … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional, Parliament

Khalid Samad attacked on parliament grounds

KUALA LUMPUR: Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad was attacked by a mob as he was approaching the main Parliament building this morning. Fortunately for the Amanah lawmaker, security officers came to his rescue and prevented the incident from turning ugly. … Continue reading

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A disgrace to all Malaysians

By Sheith Khidhir Bin Abu Bakar Allowing Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman to enter the Dewan Rakyat is allowing Parliament to be disgraced. To allow him to remain as a deputy minister is to disgrace Putrajaya. To allow him … Continue reading

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‘Poor English to blame for Azalina misleading Dewan on MA63’

KOTA KINABALU: A Borneo rights advocate says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Azalina Othman Said should brush up on the English language to have a better grasp of the law. He was referring to Azalina’s remarks in the Dewan … Continue reading

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Why was Riza Aziz on government jet to China, asks Rafizi

 KUALA LUMPUR: An opposition lawmaker has questioned the need for Prime Minister Najib Razak’s stepson Riza Aziz to be part of the Malaysian delegation currently on a week-long visit to China. Rafizi Ramli (PKR- Pandan) pointed out that Riza travelled … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament, PKR