Azalina temporarily reappointed as Deputy Speaker, MPs surprised

Published on 15 Sep 2021 6:10:37 PM

MPs were caught by surprise in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday after Pengerang MP Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said was temporarily reappointed as Deputy Speaker.

Standing Orders 7(3) states that if the post of deputy speaker is vacant, the House, upon being informed by the Secretary at the Table, may upon the motion of a minister call upon any member present to preside.