Parliament Removes Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR: Parliament has approved a motion to remove Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof, with 111 MPs voting in favour and 109 against.

The decision was announced by deputy speaker Rashid Hanson.

The Opposition MPs had earlier called for a bloc voting to decide on the motion tabled by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

One MP,namely Datuk Seri Maximus Ongili (PN- Kota Marudu) was absent with leave and one vote was unaccounted for according to a Malay Mail report.

The House will vote to appoint a new speaker and replace deputy speaker Nga Kor Ming after lunch.