Malaysia Sets Precedent For The Commonwealth
Dr. Hamidin Abd Hamid, Research Fellow, Ilham Centre
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Day 1 of Parliament saw the removal Tan Sri Mohammad Ariff Yusof as the Dewan Rakyat Speaker by a narrow vote majority of 111 votes in favour of the motion, and 109 votes against. We then saw Deputy Speaker, Datuk Nga Kor Ming, resign before a motion to remove him could be voted on, and Former Election Commission Chair Datuk Azhar Harun be sworn in as the new Dewan Rakyat Speaker, without being voted in by the MPs.
There was certainly a lot to unpack, so we turned to Dr Hamidin for his analysis of the day's events.
Image Credit: Izzudin Abd Razak, BERNAMA
Produced by: Shazana Mokhtar
Presented by: Roshan Kanesan, Lyn Mak, Noelle Lim
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