Speaker not aware of Azalina’s statement on donation issue


KUALA LUMPUR: Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia says he is not aware of a statement by Pengerang MP Datuk Seri Azalina Otman that the Government will no longer respond to questions in Parliament related to the RM2.6bil donation issue.

He said this after the Opposition asked him to make a ruling to confirm that questions on the controversy would not be entertained.

“I don’t know if there are such statements. I’m sorry to say this but at times I don’t read what’s reported online.

“Anything can happen, so many viruses and all that,” he said when Puchong MP Gobind Singh brought up the matter.

On Wednesday, the minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said that the Government would no longer entertain questions on the issue because it would be subjudice now that the Malaysian Bar was applying for a judicial review on the matter.

The Speaker then asked that the Opposition formally write in for his decision.

Gobind told reporters that they would write a formal letter as soon as possible.

He said Azalina had overstepped the position and power of the Speaker by deciding that questions on the RM2.6bil issue would not be allowed in Parliament.

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