Speaker says no to opposition's motion to discuss MACC chief's share issue

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Azhar Azizan Harun today rejected the opposition's motion to discuss issues related to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki's share ownership in the house.

This, Azhar said, after he did not receive any notice from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, for the matter to be included in today's agenda, which was to discuss the recent floods.

He, however, acknowledged accepting the notices submitted by two MPs; Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub (PH-Pulai) and Nga Kor Ming (PH-Teluk Intan).

"I have replied that this special session was called by the prime minister, at his absolute discretion.

"As such, I have no authority to oppose or accept the motion. The agenda for today's special sitting was set by the prime minister.

"(And) as of today, I did not receive any notice for the matter to be included, therefore I assumed that it was deemed not to be included in today's agenda," he said.

Earlier, Salahuddin asked for Azhar's permission for the motion to be included in today's special sitting.


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