Batang Kali Assemblyman referred to Rights and Privileges Committee


SHAH ALAM, NOV11: The Selangor State Assembly approved a motion to bring Batang Kali Assemblyman Dato ‘Mat Nadzari Ahmad Dahlan to the Rights and Privileges Committee.

Proposed by State Exco Datuk Teng Chang Kim following Mat Nadzari’s speech at the State Assembly on November 1 alleged to mean there were some members of the administration, led by Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who do not acknowledge the role of the Constitutional King.

It was supported by Sekinchan Assemblyman Ng Suee Lim for debate in the House.

In his explanation of the matter, Ng claimed that the statement by Mat Nadzari referring to DAP, is deemed as not acknowledging the role of the Conference of Rulers in the administration system of the country.


“Throughout the State Government’s administration, DAP has never not acknowledged the role of the Constitutional King. Instead, we fully support it.

“The ones who eroded the King’s Constitutional’s powers were Umno and BN in the 1990s, not DAP and DAP had never been in power at the federal level,” he said.

Mat Nadzari, in his statement, requested for whatever had been said to be interpreted clearly, and hoped that a fair decision be made on the matter.

He said that the DAP’s constitution, which he had studied, also did mention the party’s support to the Kingl.

“In the 18 items listed, not a single word which supports the Constitutional King,” he claimed.

Meanwhile, Kampung Tunku Assemblyman Lau Weng San when participating in the debate, touched on a few statements made by Mat Nadzari in social media that  allegedly linked DAP to the issue of Islam and the Conference of Rulers.

However, it was objected to by Permatang Assemblyman Dato’ Sulaiman Abdul Razak who hoped that the meeting was not influenced by the statement.

The debate ended with Speaker Hannah Yeoh deciding that Batang Kali Assemblyman be referred to the relevant committee after a majority of Assemblymen agreed to the motion.

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