KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today upheld his deputy Nga Kor Ming’s decision to suspend Tan Sri Noh Omar (BN-Tanjung Karang) from Parliament for three days.
Ariff, who presided when the sitting resumed at 2.30pm, read excerpts of Noh’s remarks yesterday and asked if he admitted to saying Nga was unfit to be deputy Speaker.
Noh did so but noted that he was expelled while absent.
When he did so, however, Ariff said the suspension Nga meted out this morning was valid.
“Don’t waste time. More lawmakers want to debate and I won’t hear any more of this. This ruling is final,” Ariff announced.
He then instructed the bailiffs to escort Noh out.
This caused renewed argument and Ariff then adjourned the sitting for 15 minutes.
The meeting then went on as scheduled upon Ariff’s return, after Noh left the meeting.
At the start of today’s sitting, Nga ordered Noh to be suspended for three days over remarks made against the former yesterday.
The two had argued over Nga’s remark comparing the PAS-Umno alliance to the Taliban.
However, he barred Noh while the latter was absent.