Speaker duty-bound to guide MPs on private members’ bills, Azalina says

Raevathi Supramaniam

Former deputy Dewan Rakyat speaker Azalina Othman Said says the speaker of the House has a duty of care to guide the Members of Parliament. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 16, 2021.

THE speaker of the Dewan Rakyat has a duty of care to guide MPs putting forth private members bills instead of rejecting them on a technicality, Azalina Othman Said said today.

The former deputy speaker said as government business takes priority when parliament sits, private members’ bills never see the light of day.

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