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Law Minister gives ultimatum to Ramkarpal to prove precedent claim in Dewan Rakyat

Published on 22 Jul 2020 4:01:37 PM

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said Ramkarpal Singh would be referred to the Rights and Privileges Committee if he failed to back up his claims that there was a precedent for an MP playing an audio or video recording during proceedings.

Takiyuddin, who is in charge of law and parliamentary affairs, said checks on parliamentary records showed that there was no precedent as claimed by Ramkarpal during his speech on the Royal Address on Tuesday (July 21), adding that Ramkarpal’s “baseless” claim was an attempt to mislead the House and was also an offence under Standing Order 36 (12).

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