‘Gov’t nod not needed for tabling emergency motions’

Modified 9 May 2020, 12:17 am

Batu Sapi MP Liew Vui Keong’s emergency motion calling for an eight-day parliamentary sitting does not need government approval to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat, opined Selangor assembly speaker Ng Suee Lim.

He said the motion can be tabled so long as his Dewan Rakyat counterpart Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof rules that it meets the three criteria for an emergency motion under Standing Order 18.

Share this story


By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here


Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.


Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.