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Speaker's rejection of Karpal's motion - ulterior motive? - malaysiakini

Malaysiakini's report:

Veteran MP Karpal Singh (DAP-Batu Gelugor) today had his emergency motion to debate on Chief Justice Zaki Azmi's "confession" that he had bribed court staff in his days as a lawyer rejected.


The rejection was delivered to Karpal through a formal letter early this morning.

In the letter, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia cited Article 127 of the federal constitution and the Parliament standing order 36(8) as the reason for the rejection.

Parliament standing order 36 (8) and Article 127 prohibited the discussion of the conducts of any judges in the Parliament unless the motion was moved by one fourth of MPs in the Dewan.

However, Karpal at a press conference later argued that he was not questioning the conduct of Zaki as CJ or a judge but his conducts when he was a lawyer and this technically invalidated Article 127.

Zaki has since denied he had bribed any court staff and that his comments were misinterpreted -

I sense an ulterior motive here...