KUALA LUMPUR – Outgoing Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang said he will ensure that the sanctity of the upper house is respected as he prepared to chair his last sitting before his tenure ends on April 25.
He also reminded members of the Senate ahead of the start of the sitting next week that he will not tolerate any unruly behaviour.
He said that while all senators will be given a fair chance to question and debate on any issues, these must be done in the realm of the Standing Orders and the Constitution.
“I hold fast to these principles. If anyone talks aimlessly, wastes time, I will have them sent out.
“There is no place for anybody like that. Right is right, wrong is wrong, that’s my stand,” he told reporters at Parliament House.
The Dewan Negara will sit for 11 days from April 18.
Earlier, Ambassador of Kuwait to Malaysia Saad Abdullah Saleh Al Asousi called on Abu Zahar.
The envoy presented Abu Zahar an invitation from the Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker for him to visit the country. – BERNAMA