Are you a govt lapdog, Ramkarpal asks Speaker
KUALA LUMPUR: Ramkarpal Singh (PH-Bukit Gelugor) caused an uproar in the Dewan Rakyat this morning by asking Speaker Azhar Harun if he was “a government lapdog”, over his decision not to table the Emergency Ordinance in the Dewan Rakyat.
“You were also a lawyer. You understand that the ordinance and proclamation of emergency must be brought to the Parliament.
“The Speaker must understand rules that regulate the House, and that it cannot supersede the Constitution.
“Are you a government lapdog,” Ramkarpal then asked, causing a stir among government MPs.
“You have disgraced this Dewan. You are not fit to chair,” he said, before asking Azhar to resign.