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Umno, PAS MPs chant 'tipu' and walk out over speaker's appointment

Kow Gah Chie & Geraldine Tong  |  Published:  |  Modified:

UPDATED 1:20PM | PARLIAMENT | Umno and PAS lawmakers walked out of Dewan Rakyat speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof's swearing-in ceremony on grounds that his appointment was against the Standing Orders.

The uproar from the opposition bench began when Dewan Rakyat secretary Rosmee Hamzah informed the House that a letter from Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Ariff's appointment was received on July 2.

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