Speaker rejects Teos questionSerdang MP Teo Nie Ching (Mkini photo)
Utusan Malaysia was let off in Parliament on Monday when the Speaker rejected Serdang MP Teo Nie Chings question on home ministry inaction against Utusan Malaysia for fanning racial sentiments.
I want the home ministry to explain why no action has been taken against Utusan for raising racial issues and publishing false news, said Teo. (Utusan had said she gave a religious talk at a Muslim prayer hall in her constituency, after which police called her for questioning.)
They have been saying zero tolerance on racial issues, but Utusan continues to raise these issues, and until today, there has been no action by the home minister. I want an explanation. (quoted by Malaysian Insider)
The Speaker also rejected questions from several other MPs, all of Pakatan Rakyat.
Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia later said he would issue guidelines for MPs in drafting questions.I look at this matter seriously and I see the questions sent by the opposition as coming from the people, said Pandikar. Give me time to study the questions and I will offer tips and reasons for rejecting or accepting a question, he added. Malaysian Insider
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