Speaker: No Need to Refer Azmin to Parliament Committee

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Senior Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali will not be referred to Parliament’s rights and privileges committee as he was not misleading the Dewan Rakyat, says Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun.

The Dewan Rakyat Speaker also said he had informed Lim Guan Eng of his decision, who had moved for a motion to refer Azmin, the International Trade and Industry Minister, to the parliamentary rights and privileges committee.

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“Based on the facts provided, I find that Azmin had not misled the Dewan Rakyat and also enclosed the reasons for my decision and why I decided so.

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“There was a meeting of the Pakatan Harapan Cabinet on Sept 5,2018, as stated by Azmin, which agreed to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) but no date was given.

“If there was a later decision by the then Pakatan Cabinet, Bagan MP Lim is at liberty to insist on his motion and write back to me on the matter,” said Azhar when contacted.