Speaker has no power over state govt motions, says Ng

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  • Friday, 09 Aug 2019

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Selangor State Assembly Speaker Ng Suee Lim (pic) says his post has no power to accept or reject any motions from the government for debate in the state assembly sitting.

Ng said the Speaker has only one legislative power, so to accept or reject any motion of the state government in the assembly was determined by the executive such as the Mentri Besar.

The Sekinchan assemblyman said the duty of the speaker was to conduct the proceedings of the assembly.

"The speaker only has the right to consider approving or rejecting private motions by assemblymen before bringing it to the assembly,” he said when contacted by reporters here Thursday (Aug 8).

Ng was commenting on a statement by the Selangor Opposition that claimed he should continue with this year’s second session of the assembly as scheduled to enable debate on the motion of unilateral religious conversion of minors.

The second session of Selangor State Assembly this year, which began on July 29 and was to have ended Friday (Aug 9), was postponed after meeting for two days. - Bernama

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