Senior UMNO leader Ahmad Maslan is likely to become the new Deputy Speaker, multiple media reports claimed on Wednesday. According to reports, Pontian MP Ahmad Maslan has agreed to become the deputy of speaker Azhar Azizan Harun. He will replace Azalina Othman, who had resigned from the post of Deputy Speaker following the collapse of the Muhyiddin Yassin-led PN government.
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UMNO man Nazri Aziz has confirmed that Ahmad Maslan has been nominated for the post of Dewan Rakyat’s Deputy Speaker. The decision comes a week before the Dewan Rakyat sitting begins on September 13.
Last week UMNO had pushed Ahmad Maslan’s name and now the matter was agreed by the parties affiliated to Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Barisan Nasional (BN).
Meanwhile, many leaders from the opposition bloc have expressed their extreme indignation over Maslan’s name as deputy speaker.
Ahmad Maslan as the speaker of the Dewan Rakyat will leave a huge impact on the glory and height of Parliament, said DAP leader Abdul Aziz Bari.
Perak opposition leader Abdul Aziz further said that Ahmad was brought to court on charges under Section 32 of the Anti -Money Laundering and Anti -Terrorism Financing Act 2001 on January 21 last year.
Batu Gajah MP V. Sivakumarsaid that it would be an ‘open assault’ on the parliament if UMNO appoints Ahmad Maslan as the deputy speaker.