Thursday, December 3, 2015

Nurul referred to Parliament's rights committee over Kiram photo

 Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar has been referred to Parliament's Rights and Privileges Committee for going against her oath as a parliamentarian.

Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia said a motion to cite Nurul Izzah over her meeting with self-styled Sulu princess Jacel Kiram was approved via bloc voting with 105 votes for and 77 against.

Earlier, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said it was the best platform for Nurul Izzah to explain herself in front of the committee.

"That will be fair as the committee is represented not only by members of the government but by the Opposition bench," she said.

Datuk Dr Marcus Mojigoh (BN-Putatan) said it was wrong for any party to ask for help from a foreign government to secure the release of a prisoner.

"If they really want help, they should meet the head of state, not the enemy," he said.

Gobind Singh Deo (DAP-Puchong) described the motion as "an abuse of parliamentary process."

"We have repeatedly denied that there was no hidden motives during the meeting, but the other side do not want to listen to our explanation," he said.

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