Mahathir’s Bugis remarks: Selangor assembly won’t interfere

 |Nov 10, 2017
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. – MO file pic

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor assembly sitting should not interfere in the issue concerning the statement by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was alleged to have insulted the Bugis ethnic group.

State assembly speaker Hannah Yeoh said this was because the royal address by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, last Friday urged that the matter be investigated by the authorities.

“Tuanku’s speech said that it was for the police to investigate the matter. That was in the last paragraph (of the media statement).

“Tuanku did not ask the assembly to investigate. Tuanku said that it was the authorities that would investigate the matter.

“So why should the assembly interfere?” she said at a media conference after the Selangor assembly sitting here yesterday.

Yeoh said this when commenting on the memorandum handed over by a Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) state assemblyman to the Sultan of Selangor today to protest the action by the Selangor assembly which rejected a motion to debate the statement by Mahathir.

Yeoh yesterday rejected the emergency motion submitted by Abdul Shukor Idrus (BN-Kuang) to debate the issue.

Coordinator for Selangor BN state assemblymen Mat Nadzari Ahmad Dahlan said the memorandum was to support the royal address that expressed displeasure at the statement. – Bernama