Azalina says PM, DPM ordered motion on Hadi's Bill be expedited

Yap Jia Hee

Modified 4 Jun 2016, 8:40 am

Instructions to speed up the motion to table PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang's Private Member's Bill in Dewan Rakyat came from majority leader Prime Minister Naijb Abdul Razak and chief whip, Deputy Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Azalina Othman Said revealed this when asked if she had cabinet approval before she moved the motion to bump up Hadi's Bill from the bottom of the queue to the top of House business on May 26.

"In my job as minister in charge of parliament, I report to the leader of the majority, who is the prime minister, and I report to the chief whip, who is the deputy PM.

“So the instructions I got to push it (motion to table Hadi's Bill) from number 15 to number one would definitely be (from) the leader of the majority and chief whip because that is the procedural requirement for Parliament," she said at a press conference in Sungai Besar today.

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