Umno reps stage walkout after Harapan ‘amends’ motion


PENANG DUN | Irate Umno assemblypersons staged a walkout from the state assembly after their motion calling for a halt to hillslope development in Penang was “amended”.

Tempers flared when Deputy Chief Minister Rashid Hasnon (PKR-Pantai Jerejak) tabled another motion to amend Muhammad Farid Saad’s (BN-Pulau Betong) motion tabled earlier.

As Umno assemblypersons exited the hall, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had Pakatan Harapan representatives in stitches when he remarked, “Don’t run. Don’t find excuses to leave the House.”

“I am not running!” retorted Roslan Saidin (BN-Pinang Tunggal) who was the last to leave, prompting Speaker Law Choo Kiang to remark, “Yes, you are not running but walking away.”

The incident started when Farid stood up and expressed sadness over what had transpired.

“You have used your majority powers to stop my motion,” he said.

Law.. allowed the amendment to Farid’s motion and opened the floor to debate based on Rashid’s proposal…

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