After Ahmad Maslan nominated, Rais Yatim says Deputy Speaker candidates should not have pending criminal charges

Nominees to be the Speaker or Deputy Speaker of Parliament should not include those with unresolved criminal charges or scandals, said Tan Sri Rais Yatim.

(MMO) – The Dewan Negara president said in an Utusan Malaysia report today that this is to ensure the appointment of important figures within Parliament’s ranks truly reflect the integrity and principles of Parliament.

“That is the best option, although I do admit the principle of a person being innocent until the courts have decided must also be considered.

“With the case that could happen, a candidate for the Deputy Speaker’s role is currently waiting for a court decision, the best option is that he is not nominated. And the individual’s organisation must also reject it,” he was quoted saying in Utusan today.

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