08/09/2021
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Race for Deputy Speaker post when parliament reconvenes next week

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 (Sin Chew Daily) – The race for the post of Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat is expected to take place on the second day of sitting after the parliament reconvenes next Monday.

It is learned that the ruling coalition will nominate Umno’s Member of Parliament for Pontian Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan as the candidate for Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker, while Pakatan Harapan will nominate former Deputy Speaker and DAP’s MP for Teluk Intan Nga Kor Ming.

According to a source, Umno President and MP for Bagan Datoh Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will in a private member’s motion nominate the party’s Pengerang MP Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, who has resigned as Deputy Speaker, to be the new Dewan Rakyat Speaker replacing Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun.

However, according to the source, the private member’s motion has since been rejected by Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon.

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