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Hadi’s bill in Parliament: ‘Today is a sad day for Malaysians’

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For the speaker to jump Hadi’s motion and place it No. 1 in the order paper is arrogance of the highest order, says Tawfik Ismail.

Today is a sad day for Malaysians.

Today, Parliament is dead and the nation is being driven down a dangerous path.

Parliament is dead when the speaker who took an oath to protect preserve and defend the Constitution betrays the very oath he has taken as a member of Parliament.

The speaker plays politics disregarding the constitution and commits treason in ignoring the Conference of Rulers right to be consulted before promulgation of any laws that will divide us as a nation.

For the speaker to jump Hadi’s motion and place it No. 1 in the order paper is arrogance of the highest order. He wants to show power. He wants to show he can abuse power and there is nothing anyone can do about it. That much is clear.

The dream of ONE NATION is being subverted by the very people whom we have entrusted the administration of the nation.

Today the speaker of Parliament commits treason if he disregards the matters in the Constitution we have brought to his attention.

Today, the people must rise to condemn the speaker if elected MPs cannot do that.

Today, we must stand together to protect the nation from the mischief of one man.

Today, the People must rise to protect Parliament.

Tawfik Ismail is the son of former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tun Dr Ismail Abd Rahman.

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7 Apr 2017 2.33am

I woul urge that you read my comment on this matter os subjudice in

Adei Singam

No sub-judice because Parliament is the supreme law making
body of the land. If the court could review Parliament , should
the lawyers not ask the court to ‘tangkap Najib’ first?

Rajan Pillay
6 Apr 2017 11.48pm

we are screwed

Govind M. S. Munu
6 Apr 2017 10.08pm

We need make mandatory requirement and pass on Constitutional Education for these morons before giving them chance to stand for Gen election. Whats say others.

Michael Tan Eng Hong
6 Apr 2017 6.49pm

Wellcome to talibanism and goodbye to our constitution

Reginald Ho Chun Yoon
6 Apr 2017 6.51pm

A sad day for Malaysia? Seriously?! Been comatose for how many decades may I asked?

John Foo Sxhong
6 Apr 2017 2.29pm

Lol whatever

Jude Manickam
6 Apr 2017 2.32pm

I am not sad. I am angry this has been allowed to take place.

Singam Puli
6 Apr 2017 12.02pm

How come no subjudice now?

Keat Lee
6 Apr 2017 1.03pm
Reply to  Singam Puli

To lull the opposition MP’s into a false sense of confidence that the bill will not be tabled! No?

Singam Puli
6 Apr 2017 1.06pm
Reply to  Singam Puli

It is the speaker who said pending cases in court cannot be debated in parliament due to to subjudice…

Ken Chen
6 Apr 2017 11.52am

This political play by the Najib and the Speaker making Pas ‘ three leg chair’ know 14 votes could win.lol

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