A Parliament order paper most improper – Kit Siang

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 – The Parliamentary Order Paper for the special Parliament meeting beginning Monday, July 26 is most  improper as it does not provide for voting for each of the Ministerial statements after debate, says DAP veteran and Member Parliament for Iskandar Puteri, Lim Kit Siang.

In a statement issued today, Kit Siang said the Speaker should ensure that the Dewan Rakyat standing orders, parliamentary practices and conventions are observed in the special meeting of Parliament on Monday.

“Furthermore, it makes a mockery of the Malaysian Constitution and its bedrock principles of a constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy and the doctrine of separation of powers in denying the DAP MP for Bruas and former Perak State Assembly Speaker, Ngeh Koo Ham, the opportunity to present his motions to annul the Emergency Proclamation and Ordinances.”

A special meeting of Parliament does not mean that the parliamentary standing orders, parliamentary practices and conventions can be violated.