KUALA LUMPUR: DAP’s Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng was today ejected from the Dewan Rakyat after he ignored repeated warnings from the deputy speaker to sit down while seeking to appeal against a rejection of a motion to debate 1MDB’s failure to meet a deadline to pay Abu Dhabi-based IPIC.
Deputy Speaker Ismail Syed Mohamed Syed had requested Lim to cite the standing order in raising the issue.
“Under Standing Order 18,” Lim replied. “Yesterday I had sent a motion to Speaker. This morning I received a reply. He has rejected.
“It is on 1MDB’s debt to IPIC. The money is from the rakyat,” he said, before being told to sit down.
He was then told to read the letter from the speaker, and was again told to sit down.
Ismail said any motion rejected under Standing Order 18 (7), which gives the speaker the power to refuse a motion by an MP, cannot be resubmitted again.
Lim stood up yet again, before Ismail warned him of being ejected.
Lim continued to speak, and was then told to leave the Dewan.
Later, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia said there were MPs who were trying to portray him and his deputy of not following Standing Orders.
“You are creating a perception outside. You are politicising the issue. So let’s play by the game,” he said.