The seating position of Gua Musang Member of Parliament Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah in the Dewan Rakyat has been changed to the Independent bloc, said Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon.
He said the change in seating position was made by Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun after receiving an application from the backbencher Umno MP, who is more popularly known as Ku Li.
“The (new) seating position (for Tengku Razaleigh) has actually been set by the Speaker to be at the back, which is the independent bloc,” he told reporters today.
Rashid said the Speaker enlisted Standing Order 2(2) of the Dewan Rakyat which enables him to allot a seat to every member and may vary such allotment from time to time, as he may think fit.
Tengku Razaleigh in a letter sent to Azhar dated July 26 had requested that his seating position in the Dewan Rakyat be moved near the Independent bloc which does not support the current government.