Two questions by Damansara MP Tony Pua on former prime minister Najib Razak and other Barisan Nasional MPs on trial for corruption have been rejected by the Dewan Rakyat speaker.
Pua said he was informed that his questions submitted for the sitting were rejected in a letter from the Dewan Rakyat secretariat dated today.
The first was to ask the prime minister to state the stand of the attorney-general on the on-going 1Malaysia Development Berhad and SRC International Sdn Bhd corruption cases against Najib.
The second question was on the Perikatan Nasional government’s stand on the six MPs who are being charged for corruption, especially if they are found guilty.
“These questions should never have been rejected. They should have been the perfect opportunity for (Prime Minister) Muhyiddin Yassin to put to rest the questions over his commitment to fight corruption,” the DAP lawmaker said in a statement.
The questions were rejected based on Standing Order 23, in particular the sections that state questions posed should not be sub judice; should not be asked for the purpose of obtaining an expression of opinion to a legal case or a hypothetical proposition; and should not contain imputations or misleading expressions.
Pua said his questions were important because Muhyiddin’s answers would indicate whether he had the resolve to fight corruption.
He said the issue of “sub judice should not apply” because he was not asking about the merits of legal arguments in Najib’s case.
“All I’m asking is the position of the attorney-general. It is extremely worrying for Malaysians that the prime minister has refused to answer.” – TMI