Sabah MP: Jeffrey must answer for alleged breach

AN MP from Sabah wants Keningau MP Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan (pic) referred to the Rights and Privileges Committee for breaching a quarantine order despite Jeffrey’s insistence that he had done no such thing.

Chan Foong Hin (PH-Kota Kinabalu) wanted Jeffrey referred to the committee for not meeting the 14-day self-quarantine requirement.

“I would like to refer to the letter that MPs received from the Dewan Rakyat on Oct 9, which states that all MPs from Sabah must self-quarantine for 14 days. So why is Keningau exempt from this?

“I would like to refer him to the committee. Please make a ruling, Mr Speaker, ” Chan said.

Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon said the House had received the letter from the Health Department on the matter.

“If you would like to refer YB Keningau to the committee, please write in formally, ” said Rashid.To this, Chan said he had already submitted a letter.

On Tuesday, several MPs questioned Jeffrey’s presence in the Dewan Rakyat after he returned to Sabah recently.

Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun said he was made to understand that Jeffrey had started his quarantine on Nov 12 and received his release order from the Health Ministry on Monday.

Later, Jeffrey told reporters that health officials had cleared him to attend Parliament on Tuesday.

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