It is done, Ku Li now sits with Independent MPs, says Deputy Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR: Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah seating in the Dewan Rakyat has been moved from the government's side of the aisle to the Independent bloc of the House, says Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon.

"We only received one request from the Gua Musang MP to be moved to the Independent bloc and his seat has been determined, which is somewhere at the back," he told reporters when met at Parliament on Wednesday (July 28).

Rashid also said he had not received any more requests by other MPs to change their seats in Parliament.

On Tuesday (July 27), Tengku Razaleigh, in a letter addressed to Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun, said he no longer wished to be seated in his current position, where he is among those supporting the present government.

On the same day, a report by a news portal claimed that there were four senior Umno MPs – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan, Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub and Ahmad Nazlan Idris – who had also requested to be moved to the Independent bloc of the House.

However, in a statement later, Azhar denied the report.

The ongoing five days of special sittings began on July 26 will end on Monday (Aug 2).

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