Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Speaker rejects no-confidence motion against Terengganu MB

The Terengganu state assembly speaker has rejected a no-confidence motion against Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman.

When the state assembly sitting resumed after lunch break at 2.50pm, Speaker Datuk Mohd Zubir Embong rejected the motion by former mentri besar, Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, citing Article 33 (3) and 33(11) of the state's Constitution.

Mohd Zubir said Ahmad Said did not follow procedures in that a two-week notice must be given when tabling the motion.

After going through the Constitution, he said, he came to the decision to reject the move and the ruling was final.

This caused a stir in the Dewan with the Opposition assemblymen questioning the Speaker's decision. They said Article 14(6) of the Constitution states that a motion can be brought before the Dewan without prior notice given to the Speaker.

Ahmad Said, who is Umno's Kijal assemblyman, tabled the motion while debating on the motion of thanks on the Sultan of Terengganu's speech. 

He claimed that the administration of Ahmad Razif of Umno had tried to ridicule him in matters relating to housing, the setting up of Kuala Nerus district and fast food outlet Chicken Cottage.

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