Speaker rebukes Pakatan MPs for ‘planned’ Budget 2017 walkout


(MMO) – Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia warned Pakatan Harapan lawmakers today not to mess with him after their walkout during the tabling of Budget 2017 last Friday.

He chastised them for staging the walkout halfway through the tabling by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that caused a disruption to the proceedings.

“Don’t play games with me. The walkout, I know it was just a matter of timing, it was already planned,” Pandikar said to the lower House.

He was explaining to Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo who questioned the Speaker’s decision against taking questions related to the ongoing US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) assets on grounds that is sub judice.