Sunday, June 22, 2008

Latest from Parliament

Latest from Parliament

Deputy speaker Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar confirms no motion filed on no-confidence vote against PM before lunch. "There's no procedure to file such motion in Parliament. There has never been such a procedure...not even in any Commonwealth country...It is unlikely to see the light of day," he says. "Any motion needs support from at least 27 MPs and 14 days' processing after joining the queue behind government Bills."

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (Ipoh Timur) to seek leave to adjourn the House under Standing Order 18 (1) to discuss Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin’s allegations that Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's wife Rosmah Mansor and 2 others witnessed Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu being blown up.

Monday June 23, 2008 MYT 1:33:12 PM

Kit Siang calls for emergency motion on Altantuya case


KUALA LUMPUR: Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timor) has submitted a notice calling for an emergency motion to discuss allegations by online news portal Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin over the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case.

In his notice, Lim said the credibility and legitimacy of the Government would suffer a mortal blow if the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and those named in the allegations remained silent on the matter.

Copies of the notice were distributed to reporters in the Parliament Lobby.

Lim repeated the statutory declaration by Raja Petra who claimed that he was reliably informed that three people were present at the scene when Altantuya's body was blown up.

"He (Raja Petra) said these three people have thus far not been implicated in the murder nor called as witnesses by the prosecution in the ongoing trial at the Shah Alam High Court.

"He was aware that it is a crime not to reveal evidence that may help the police in its investigation of the crime,” Lim said.

The Star

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