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KUALA LUMPUR:  Veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang was suspended for six months for allegedly making disparaging remarks against Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia.

The motion to suspend Lim was tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.

After a heated debate, the motion was approved by bloc voting - 107 for and 77 against.

The House turned chaotic as the lawmakers argued the validity of the motion.

Lim, who was given a final chance to explain himself in the House, remained defiant, saying he was saddened by "the fiasco."

"I have been an MP for 40 years and I have never felt so sad,  its not because of my  suspension but I am sad by what is taking place here.

"This is an insult to Parliament, it shows  how shallow you all are," he said.

Lim stressed that he had never insulted the Speaker, adding that "my fate is sealed." 

Lim said he was the "latest victim" in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd debacle, adding that the issue had changed the institution of Parliament.

In winding-up, Azalina said Lim was given ample time, "several days to be exact," to apologise but he refused.

"I am saddened that as a veteran politician he

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government on Thursday filed a motion to suspend Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang from the Dewan Rakyat.

The motion tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Azalina Othman Said (pic) reads: Gelang Patah MP had accused the Speaker of sabotaging the PAC's probe into 1MDB. The allegations made against the Speaker was serious and deemed contempt of the Speaker and the House.

Lim, who was in the Dewan, remained defiant, saying he never used the word "deliberate"

PUTRAJAYA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Barisan Nasional members of Parliament Sunday received the fifth Parliamentary Internship Programme (Mantap) participants.

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Mantap Chairman Datuk Razali Ibrahim and Barisan Nasional Backbenchers' Club(BNBBC) Chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Samad.

89 participants were selected to join the Mantap programme this year aimed at exposing students in current affairs pertaining to

BUTTERWORTH - The Penang PKR Youth and Wanita movements want Datuk Mohd Salleh Man of PAS to quit his Penang Islamic Religious Council president’s post, saying his party is no longer in the new opposition pact that makes up the state government.

Youth chief Asrol Sani Abdul Razak said the state government now known as Pakatan Harapan was made up of DAP, PKR and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah).

“The Penang government and Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng no longer acknowledge PAS in the new

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP's Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang has until 11.30am to retract his statement and apologise to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia or risk being suspended.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said as a veteran lawmaker, Lim should already know all the procedures in Parliament.

"If someone would table a motion against me, I wouldn't leave the hall until the session is over," said Azalina when met at the Parliamentary lobby this

IPOH: The Perak PAS Liaison Committee meeting Sunday unanimously urged Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa who have joined the Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) to resign from their posts in PAS.

Perak PAS Commissioner Razman Zakaria said Mujahid, who is Parit Buntar MP, had been declared the Amanah vice-chairman while Mohammad Nizar, the Changkat Jering assemblyman is Amanah Central Committee member and Perak Amanah deputy chairman.

He said under the PAS

BELAGA - Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth leader Khairy Jamaluddin will discuss with Sarawak BN Youth on their strategy for the Sarawak state election expected to be held early next year.

Khairy said he would meet Sarawak BN Youth leader Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof soon to discuss the matter.

"We will choose a date near to the election to launch our machinery," he told reporters after opening the Long Busang Health Clinic here Sunday.

He said various programmes and activities had been carried out

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