Uproar in Parliament after deputy minister declines to answer question about another ministry

Published on 25 Oct 2018 6:35:29 PM

A ruckus broke out in Parliament when a deputy minister declined to answer a question on behalf of another ministry.

The incident happened when Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (BN- Bagan Datoh) stood up to ask the Home Ministry a supplementary question over the cancellation of a proposed project to upgrade police stations.

"Since the question is directed to the Home Ministry, it is better that the Home Minister answers the question," Economic Affairs deputy minister Senator Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said in response to Dr Ahmad Zahid's inquiry during Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat on Thursday.

Ayer Hitam MP Dr Wee Ka Siong stood up to remind Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon that the absence of the relevant ministers or deputies to answer questions would set a bad precedent.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/10/25/uproar-in-parliament-after-deputy-minister-declines-to-answer-question-about-another-ministry/