Mahathir, 4 others file suit against Art Harun’s appointment as speaker

(FMT) – Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four MPs aligned with him have filed a suit challenging the appointments of Dewan Rakyat speaker Azhar Harun and deputy speaker Azalina Othman Said.

The five, who are seeking a declaration that the speaker’s position has been vacant since July 13, said the appointments of Azhar and Azalina were unconstitutional as they violate Articles 57 of the Federal Constitution and Orders 3, 4, 6 and 47 of the Dewan Rakyat Standing Orders.