To de­bate on Ja­mal’s con­duct

> Speaker: Home Min­istry has pro­vided ex­pla­na­tion on sim­i­lar mat­ter


KUALA LUMPUR: A mo­tion filed by PKR law­maker Sham­sul Iskan­dar Mohd Akin to de­bate the provoca­tive con­duct of Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Ja­mal Yunos was re­jected.

The mo­tion was dis­missed by Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mu­lia ( pix) on the grounds that the Home Min­istry had pro­vided an ex­pla­na­tion on a sim­i­lar mat­ter dur­ing the 2017 bud­get de­bate on Nov 2.

Pandikar, in a let­ter to Sham­sul Iskan­dar, also said po­lice had ini­ti­ated in­ves­ti­ga­tions on is­sues raised in the mo­tion.

Speak­ing at a press con­fer­ence, Sham­sul Iskan­dar said the an­swer pro­vided by the Home Min­istry did not ad­dress the re­cent con­duct of Ja­mal and his group, in­clud­ing a re­cent provo­ca­tion in Am­pang.

“The an­swer could not ad­dress the se­ri­ous­ness of this is­sue, es­pe­cially as we are pre­par­ing for a peace­ful rally on Nov 19,” the Bukit Katil MP said, re­fer­ring to the Ber­sih 5 rally.

“The re­cent in­ci­dents (in­volv­ing the Red Shirts) hap­pened due to the big event at the end of this week, and we feel there is a need for the House to make a firm stand,” he added.

Sham­sul Iskan­dar, in his mo­tion, had stated the ur­gency to dis­cuss the mat­ter in the House as re­cent ac­tions by the Red Shirts posed a threat to na­tional se­cu­rity and public or­der.

The mo­tion also urged the Dewan Rakyat to sum­mon In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar over the lack of ac­tion by po­lice in han­dling the sit­u­a­tion.

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