KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no plans to allow the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) annual report to be debated in the House, says Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.
The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said the annual report is submitted as a statute paper instead and is kept on the desk of every MP.
"It is not compulsory to debate on the annual report – however, if there are MPs who want to debate on it, they can indirectly cite the contents of the report to be part of their debate speech," said Takiyuddin in reply to Fahmi Fadzil (PH-Lembah Pantai) during the Ministerial Question Time.
Fahmi had asked if the government intended to allow the Suhakam annual report to be debated in the House as was done last year.
Takiyuddin said the government also does not plan to bring in a motion to debate the annual report as other government matters take precedence, as mentioned in the Standing Order.
"We also don't have enough time to do so (to allow the debate on the annual report)," he added.