Johari has not received the notice of vacancy of the seats of six Members of Parliament

Johari has not received the notice of vacancy of the seats of six Members of Parliament

KYOTO: Yang Dipertua Dewan Rakyat Tan Sri Johari Abdul has not received any official notice from any party regarding the vacant seats involving six Bersatu MPs who were dropped their membership in the party recently.

Johari said he also needed time to examine all matters carefully, especially those involving laws including the anti-party jumping act or the Constitution (Amendment) Act (No. 3) 2022 (Act A1663), before making any decision against them.

“First of all, at the moment there is no (notice sent). What happens outside of that to me is noise, and as long as I do not accept in black and white what the party says or what actions are taken by the party against their party, I think that is not my jurisdiction. I should not interfere.

“Secondly, I take the attitude that they may be party members, but when they take an oath in front of me to uphold the Constitution and be loyal to Malaysia in front of me, I have to take responsibility to defend the freedom and rights of Parliament,” he told Bernama here. today.

He said this before being taken to visit the Kyoto State Guest House, which is an official accommodation for state guests in Japan, with Johari also being honored to stay there.

Johari is currently on a five-day official visit with the Malaysian Parliament delegation to Japan starting Monday, at the invitation of the Speaker of the Japanese House of Representatives, Fukushiro Nukaga.

Also participating in the delegation were Member of the Special Select Committee on International Affairs, who is also Member of Parliament for Bayan Baru Sim Tze Sin; Member of the Special Select Committee on Environment, Science, and Plantation, Vivian Wong Shir Yee (Sandakan); and Member of the Special Select Committee on Nation Building, Education, and Human Resource Development, Datuk Shamshulkahar Mohd Deli (Jempol).

Johari said that as Speaker of the House of Representatives, he will take responsibility for evaluating every action of the people’s representatives as a Member of Parliament and not a member of any party.

“For me to take action, I must be careful; I must delve into everything, all aspects, because whatever decision I make will affect not only members of that party or Members of Parliament but also the country.

“I take a very cautious and careful attitude, and as long as I am not confident in the decision I make, I will not make it first.

“I am very careful, not only about the law but also about morals and everything. I have to make sure that my actions are correct, and I don’t want to be blamed or feel guilty when I am not in that position later,” he said.

Previously, six Bersatu Members of Parliament were dropped from membership immediately after failing to respond to a written instruction from the party’s Supreme Leadership Council (MPT) to pledge allegiance to the party.

The six MPs are Bukit Gantang MP Datuk Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal, Zahari Kechik (Jeli), Mohd Azizi Abu Naim (Gua Musang), Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar), and Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman (Labuan). and Datuk Dr. Zulkafperi Hanafi (Tanjong Karang).

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