Reports by TARRENCE TAN, RAHIMY RAHIM, MARTIN CARVALHO and CLARISSA CHUNG
THE seat of Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (pic) in the Dewan Rakyat has been moved from the government side of the aisle to the Independent bloc.
“We only received one request from Gua Musang to be moved to the Independent bloc and his seat has been determined, which is located somewhere behind,” said Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon when met at the Parliament lobby.
He also said he did not receive any request from other MPs to change their seat in the House so far.
On Tuesday, Razaleigh, who is also known as Ku Li, in a letter addressed to Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun said he no longer wished to be seated among those supporting the government.
On the same day, a news portal claimed that four senior Umno MPs – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan, Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub and Ahmad Nazlan Idris – had also requested to be moved to the Independent bloc of the House.However, Azhar issued a statement strongly denying the claim.
The five-day special sitting that began on July 26 will end next Monday.