At the dewan rakyat
Reports by MARTIN CARVALHO, HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM, RAHIMY RAHIM and LOSHANA K. SHAGAR
THREE Opposition MPs were told to apologise to Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia in the Dewan Rakyat for insulting him or face “stern action”.
V. Sivakumar (DAP-Batu Gajah), Ngeh Khoo Ham (DAP-Beruas) and Nga Kor Ming (DAP-Taiping) were issued official letter, directing them to apologise for disparaging the Speaker and Parliament.
“I am giving an opportunity to you to make an open apology in the House for the accusations made against the Speaker.
“Failure to do so will result in stern action against (you),” said Pandikar Amin in a letter to the MPs.
Last Wednesday, the three MPs accused Pandikar Amin of “collusion to cover a corruption scandal” when he disallowed their applications to debate the seizure of a luxury yacht in Indonesia and questions related to 1MDB.
The following day, Pandikar Amin gave the lawmakers a dressing down for challenging his discretionary powers.
The DAP MPs’ action was slammed by the Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.
Azalina, the minister in charge of parliamentary affairs, said the three MPs had tarnished Parliament’s image.