Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Ku Li’s seat in Dewan moved to independent bloc

Deputy speaker says the change was made under Standing Order 2(2) of the Dewan Rakyat.

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The seating position of Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah in the Dewan Rakyat has been changed to the independent bloc, says Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Mohd Rashid Hasnon.

He said the change in seating position was made by Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Harun after receiving an application from the backbencher Umno MP popularly known as Ku Li.

“The (new) seating position (for Razaleigh) has actually been set by the speaker to be at the back, which is with the independent bloc,” he told reporters at Parliament today.

Rashid said the speaker had enlisted Standing Order 2(2) of the Dewan Rakyat which enables him to allot a seat to every member with such allotment to vary from time to time as he sees fit.

Razaleigh in a letter to Azhar dated July 26 had requested that his seating position in the Dewan Rakyat be moved near the independent bloc which does not support the current government.

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