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Opposition Leader Admits Failing to Abide by Rules

SHAH ALAM, 27 Nov: The Opposition Leader of the Selangor State Assembly (DNS), Datuk Mohd Shamsuddin Lias (BN-Sungai Burong) finally admitted that his one-day suspension from participating in the Assembly session last Friday was justified.

He was replying to a statement by Ng Suee Lim (DAP-Sekinchan) who claimed that the move to suspend Datuk Teng Chang Khim (DAP-Sungai Pinang) of his allowance and from attending DNS sessions for 30 months when he was the DNS Opposition Leader was a brutal action by the BN administration in 2004.

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“Just like I was suspended from sessions because I did not abide by the rules and orders of the Speaker,” he said when interjecting Suee Lim’s debate on the Administrative Members and Assemblyman Enactment Bill (Remuneration) (Amendment) 2013 at the DNS today.

Shamsuddin was ordered to leave the hall in accordance with the Standing Order 36 (6) for trying to intervene to defend Halimathon Saadiah Bohan (BN-Kota Damansara) who issued an evil intended statement when debating in the DNS session on 22 November.

Shamsuddin’s action did not comply with the meeting rules when he failed to refer to any Standing Orders of the DSN session.

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Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker of the DNS, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, said that he always leaves enough room for each member of the State Assembly (Assemblymen), whether from the government or the opposition, to debate.

When he was asked to comment on the incident, he expressed disappointment that Shamsuddin’s actions were contrary to his statement of thanking the DNS Speaker for giving him fair opportunity to debate.

“As the Deputy Speaker, I was disappointed that such a thing could happen, however there was no other choice,” he said.


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