Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Opposition MPs hold “Roman” meeting outside Parliament

Opposition MPs hold “Roman” meeting outside Parliament

 | July 7, 2015
Meeting room allocated by Parliament administration suddenly became unavailable, Sungai Petani MP claims.
KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition MPs were today forced to hold an eagerly
anticipated meeting outside the Parliament building this morning after the
room previously allocated to them by Parliament administration suddenly
became unavailable.
Using a megaphone, PKR chief whip and Sungai Petani MP Johari Abdul
explained that, as a result, parliamentarians were left with no choice but to
meet at the foyer outside the main Parliament building “just as the Romans did.”
The meeting – attended by state assemblymen, activists and NGO leaders
including A Samad Said, Wan Saiful Wan Jan and Hishamudin Rais – also saw
the reunion of several PAS MPs with their DAP counterparts.
Flanked by DAP’s Lim Guan Eng and PAS’s Takiyuddin Hassan, Opposition
leader Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, took the megaphone first to announce that the
emergency meeting was being held to address recent revelations of 1MDB funds
allegedly ending up in the personal account of Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli spoke next, followed by DAP’s Tony Pua, with both
giving brief speeches about “the scandal” that is 1MDB.
“This is the fifth day since the Wall Street Journal revealed damning details of the
transactions for the whole world to see.
“But the Prime Minister till today still has not unequivocally denied the existence
of the account, but is instead beating around the bush with the public,” said Pua.
Takiyuddin and Lim spoke next, with the latter saying that if indeed the Prime Minister
had been defamed as he has claimed, he should not hesitate to bring legal action
against the Wall Street Journal instead of merely saying that he needed advice from
his legal counsel.
“This is an extraordinary situation where even the Attorney-General is aware of the
documents referred to by Wall Street Journal,” Lim said.
“Now, will the Attorney-General prosecute the Prime Minister,” he asked
The Speaker should have allowed this motion to be held in Parliament - is he 
an Umno lackey? He talks of wanting reforms but chooses to be biased and 
condescending to the ruling party. He should uphold what he has sworn to do 
or else feel the wrath of God. Best for him to resign or retire NOW!!!

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