Wan Saiful apologises to King and PM, avoids six-month suspension

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Retracts claim that PM had abused his power.

Tasek Gelugor member of Parliament, Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan has dodged a six-month suspension from the Dewan Rakyat after retracting his claim that the Prime Minister had abused his power.

The Perikatan Nasional man also apologised to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for his remarks.

“I retract my statement and I apologise. I humbly apologise if I have touched on matters pertaining to His Majesty,” he said in the Dewan Rakyat.


Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was set to table a motion seeking Wan Saiful’s suspension from the Dewan Rakyat for six months over his remarks.

However, Dewan Rakyat speaker, Tan Sri Johari Abdul gave Wan Saiful a chance to retract his statement.

Following his retraction and apology, Johari asked Ahmad Zahid if he could accept Wan Saiful’s apology and retraction.

Ahmad Zahid then withdrew the motion drawing applause from MPs.

During a debate in the Dewan Rakyat last week, Wan Saiful claimed he was threatened to express support for Anwar.

He is also alleged to have used the name of the King to influence the Dewan Rakyat.

Meanwhile, Wan Saiful has until the end of this week to come forward and lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

This is in connection with his recent revelation in parliament regarding the alleged financial remuneration to support Anwar’s leadership.

MACC Chief Commissioner, Tan Sri Azam Baki, said that if the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Supreme Leadership Council member failed to do so, action will be taken against him, although he did not disclose the nature of the action.

“As of now, based on my check with my office and officers, he (Wan Saiful) has not yet come forward to report the matter to the MACC.”

“So, we will call him next week if he fails to make a report.


“I will instruct my officers to take action,” he said.

Azam reiterated that, as previously stated, the member of parliament should have made a report to the MACC under Section 25(1) instead of waiting for the anti-graft agency to summon him.

“This is not an issue of us having to find him. He should come to the MACC office or any nearby police station.

“I will not go meet him or bring him from his home to the MACC office. That’s the procedure and analogy,” he said. – NST