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Pandikar Still Speaker, MPs Thump Desks To Show Support

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KUALA LUMPUR – Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia’s presence in Parliament has put to rest any speculation of him quitting his post as Speaker.

The parliamentarians thumped their desks as a sign of support after seeing Pandikar taking his seat to chair the first day of the Dewan Rakyat sitting on Monday.

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed on Saturday that Pandikar had told him that he was quitting his post.

This was refuted immediately by Pandikar, saying that he never told the former premier that he would tender his resignation.

He, however, admits meeting Dr Mahathir to discuss the country’s political situation but refused to say when and where the meeting took place or how long it lasted.

Pandikar said that he had related his frustrations to the former premier about some of the Dewan Rakyat sittings where petty issues often took centrestage while the more important ones were ignored. – TheStar

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