Deputy speaker questions Besut MP’s presence despite ejection

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Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Datuk Ramli Mohd Nor today questioned the presence of Besut member of parliament Datuk Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh in the August House today.

This, after the MP was ejected from the Dewan Rakyat for three days since Wednesday (March 29).

Ramli: Besut, why are you still in Dewan Rakyat?

Che Mohamad: I have asked for an explanation, when can I get back into Dewan Rakyat? The deputy speaker (Ramli) said Wednesday, and Thursday…and did not mention any day (after that). When I said Saturday, the deputy speaker said Monday.

Ramli: What I meant was sitting days.

Che Mohamad: (But) it was not mentioned (earlier).

Ramli: That was my interpretation. Sergeant-at-Arms (bentara) please (escort him out).

Che Mohamad: Why I was instructed to come in on Monday?

Ramli: Who instructed so? I do not want to prolong this, or you want me to call the police. If you refuse to follow as instructed, I will add (more days). I do not want this polemic to prolong.

Che Mohamad then adhered to Ramli’s ruling and exited the Dewan Rakyat.

On Wednesday, Ramli kicked out Che Mohamad after he refused to sit despite being instructed thrice to do so.

Che Mohamad was arguing on the explanation given by Deputy Minister in Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform) Ramkarpal Singh on the use of English in two of the bill amendments to be tabled that day. – NST