Saturday, July 31, 2021

Azhar recuses himself from deciding on ‘treason’ motion as AG is his brother

Azhar recuses himself from deciding on ‘treason’ motion as AG is his brother

Azhar Azizan Harun said he will distance himself from any decision made with regard to the notion as it involves his brother, Idrus Harun.

PETALING JAYA: Dewan Rakyat Speaker Azhar Azizan Harun has announced he will abstain from deciding on a motion involving Attorney-General Idrus Harun, who is his elder brother.

Azhar said he was distancing himself from the motion in view of the family ties.

“Therefore, I have decided to exclude myself from making any decision with regard to the motion,” he said in a statement.

He added that any decision on the motion will be left to the discretion of deputy speakers Mohd Rashid Hasnon and Azalina Othman Said, according to their seniority.

“I will not interfere in any way in the deputy speakers’ duties in this matter.”

Azalina confirmed with FMT that she had received the memo from the speaker but declined to comment further.

The motion, submitted on July 29 by the Ipoh Barat MP M Kula Segaran, seeks to censure Idrus and de facto law minister Takiyuddin Hassan for allegedly misleading Parliament that the emergency ordinances had been revoked.

In response to the announcement on Monday, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong had expressed “deep disappointment”, stating that he had never consented to the revocation.

The ruler had also expressed disappointment that Takiyuddin and Idrus had failed to abide by his request for the emergency ordinances to be debated in Parliament.

The motion by Kula described this as treasonous (“derhaka”) and called for both of them to be censured.

1 comment:

  1. If the Law minister and AG, and the Speaker have an iota of dignity, they will resign without being prompted.