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.