Tuesday, June 11, 2013
MPs Not Sworn In Cannot Attend Dewan Rakyat Sittings
He said no MP could stay away from the swearing-in without a valid reason.
Standing Order No. 1 states that all MPs must take the oath on the first day of the new session after the election of the speaker.
"If you don't, it is a mockery of your own procedures as a 'wakil rakyat' (people's representative), a mockery of Parliament, the laws and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong," he told reporters after opening a briefing session for MPs at Parliament House.
He was asked to comment on a claim that Opposition MPs planned to stay away from the swearing-in to demonstrate their boycott of the results of the 13th general election held on May 5.