KUALA LUMPUR: After several medical officers were questioned by police till the wee-hours of the morning for participating in a nationwide protest on Monday (July 26), Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil has demanded answers from Health Minister Dr Adham Baba.
According to Fahmi, the questioning of the medical officers came despite Dr Adham telling Parliament on July 27 that no disciplinary action would be taken against the contract medical staff who participated in the walkout.
Fahmi accused Dr Adham of misleading the House and said he would be filing a motion to cite the Tenggara MP to the Rights and Privileges Committee under Standing Orders 26(1)(P) and 36(12).
"Dr Adham said no action would be taken against them but it contradicts a news report where the medical staff were questioned till 5am.
"Therefore, the Health Minister on July 27 had issued a statement that confuses the people and must be referred to the Rights and Privileges Committee," he told reporters in a press conference in Parliament on Thursday (July 29).
It was reported that 12 medical staff were questioned by the police at MAEPS, Serdang till the wee hours of the morning on July 28.
However, the police later issued a clarification, saying that they were there to investigate allegations that six press workers who were accused of trespassing the MAEPS Covid-19 quarantine centre.
Fahmi said if it was true that media personnel were investigated, then Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah must give an explanation.
He also said what Dr Adham assured to MPs in the House was a serious matter, as it gave an impression that the government would not take action against the contract doctors.