Two Perak DAP leaders have voiced opposition against Umno secretary-general Ahmad Maslan being appointed a Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker.
This follows a report the Pontian MP could be appointed to replace Azalina Othman Said, who resigned from the position last month.
In separate statements, Abdul Aziz Bari and V Sivakumar said Ahmad’s appointment would leave a black mark over Parliament as the nation’s legislative body since he was facing charges in court.
“He was charged under Section 32 of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (Amla) on Jan 21 last year,” said Aziz, the opposition leader in the Perak state assembly.
“He should go through the legal process first and not be given any position or role of such importance in Parliament until then.