Disquieting jousting within Harapan over choice of Dewan Rakyat speaker

Opinion  |  Terence Netto
Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT | On the grapevine, it has been bruited about that the choice of speaker of the 14th Parliament, which will be called into session next week, was already decided last night by the Pakatan Harapan presidential leadership council.

But it seems they are in no hurry to announce the decision.

While one cannot be sure why there is hesitation to unveil the choice, it can be inferred the announcement is being treated with some delicacy simply due to the identity of the candidates proposed - and thought better off by the Harapan council - by two of the four coalition components.

DAP pushed for party adviser Lim Kit Siang while PKR recommended Nurul Izzah Anwar for the post.

Both parties were compelled to think better of their propositions when their impropriety was pointed out, for Kit Siang is the father of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and Nurul Izzah is the daughter of Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail...

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