Dr M to propose Umno’s Noraini Ahmad as PAC chief

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will table a motion proposing Datuk Noraini Ahmad (BN-Parit Sulong) to replace Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee (PH-Beluran) as the chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

(MMO) – The motion is the ninth item in the Dewan Rakyat’s order paper for the day.

The move follows weeks of objections and the mass resignation of Opposition members from the PAC to protest against Kiandee remaining as the chairman of the parliamentary watchdog.

Kiandee was appointed to the role when he had still been a Sabah Umno lawmaker, but he has since joined Dr Mahathir’s PPBM.

Pakatan Harapan has been under pressure to replace Kiandee since his defection as the coalition pledged in its election manifesto to reserve the PAC chairmanship for an Opposition lawmaker.

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