KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Speaker Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee rejected a call that Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar stop the investigations into a speech made by Tambun MP Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah which touched on 1MDB.
Kiandee said there was a report lodged against Ahmad Husni and the investigation is being carried out by a separate agency.
“I will not make any ruling to prevent the IGP from carrying out the investigation,” Kiandee said.
“If there is no case, then there is no case. However, the investigation process has to carry on,” he said.
Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang, when debating the 2017 Budget, in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, asked Kiandee to make a ruling against Khalid and demand apology from him for impinging on the immunity of members of parliament.
“Tambun (Ahmad Husni) will be summoned to Bukit Aman at 2.30pm. You must make a ruling now,” said Lim.
This led to a shouting match between Barisan and Opposition lawmakers, with Lim Guan Eng (DAP-Bagan) questioning the police investigation into speeches made by lawmakers in parliament.
Guan Eng argued that last week, Husni was allowed to make his speech by the Speaker who did not ruled that it was sub-judice.
Several senior DAP MPs then left the Dewan.
Ketereh MP Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the police should be allowed to carry out their duties as part of the “normal process”.
“In Parliament, you are given certain immunity and there are certain things which govern you to a certain law,” he told reporters at Parliament lobby.
Asked whether Ahmad Husni might have breached the parliamentary immunity for raising the 1MDB issue, Annuar said he saw nothing wrong with it.
“I don’t think by touching on 1MDB is an offence. Don’t send the wrong signal to the public, the police are investigating if there is a breach of the law,” he said.