Don't attack Parliament speaker and deputies, Johari warns MPs

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 08 Jun 2023

KUALA LUMPUR: Members of Parliament have been warned not to launch attacks on the Dewan Rakyat Speaker or his deputies.

"If you want to fight among yourselves, go ahead... I don't care.

"But don't attack the Speaker or my deputies. We are here to ensure whatever is requested by the government of the day is resolved.

"Don't fight with us. It's not worth it," Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul told the Dewan Rakyat on Thursday (June 8).

Johari said Muar MP Syed Saddiq's earlier statement that the Speaker rejecting his motion to debate the littoral combat ship (LCS) issue was unfair.

"According to Muar, I rejected his motion based on his assumption that I considered that the issue was not a matter of public interest nor a pressing issue.

"In paragraph four of my letter to Muar regarding his motion, it was clearly stated that the motion did not abide by Standing Order 18(7)(C) as I was informed that the Defence Ministry was required to present LCS progress reports to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) every three months until the project is completed.

"The PAC has also made the decision to conduct a site visit in Lumut, Perak and carry out further proceedings.

"Why can't we wait for the PAC reports before discussing it?" he said.

Johari also reminded the House that he was neutral to both government and Opposition MPs, and treated them both "like his friends and children".

"Whenever people critique MPs, regardless if they are part of the government or Opposition, I feel it the most," he said.

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