Speaker sinks emergency motion on Equanimity

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PARLIAMENT | Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia has rejected an emergency motion which was filed to urge Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to explain attorney-general Apandi Ali's statement that the government will not claim businessperson Low Taek Jho's luxury yacht Equanimity.

Gooi Hsiao Leung (PKR-Alor Setar), who filed the motion today, insisted that the issue was of public importance.

"We need the prime minister to answer in Parliament whether he will instruct the attorney-general to recover the assets that were seized by the US Department of Justice because they are from the rakyat's money, which was misappropriated through 1MDB."...