KUALA LUMPUR: A motion to overrule Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang’s six-month suspension is on Parliament’s order paper today.
The motion was put forward by Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo, but is unlikely to be debated in the current parliament sitting.
It is listed under Question 32, which is the last item in the lineup for the debates in the current Dewan rakyat sitting, which ends on December 3.
The motion reads: “Following the Standing Order 43 together with Standing Order 99, the Dewan Rakyat should review and revoke the decision by Dewan Deputy speaker Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee who allowed the suspension of Lim Kit Siang’s services as a member of parliament for six months without being referred to the Rights and Privileges Committee which is according to Standing Order 80A.”
This is the first time the motion is on the order paper after Lim was suspended for six months on Oct 21 after it was deemed that he had no intention to apologise over his alleged accusations about the Speaker.
This was decided by Kiandee after finding that Lim was not in the House when he was required to state his stand regarding the issue.
Lim was asked to apologise for accusing the Speaker of abusing powers over remarks that Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) could not continue its ongoing probe into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) following the transfer of four PAC members to the Cabinet.
Dewan speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin had demanded that Lim apologise and retract his statement against him.-nst