Friday, January 1, 2010

DUN Sitting (Day Two): Draft of Private Motion By Violet Yong against Article 24(7)

CONFIDENT: Taib (centre) arrives at the PBB headquarters to chair the pre-Council meeting. Accompanying him are PBB deputy president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu (left), State Secretary Datuk Amar Morshidi Abd Ghani (second left) and other senior PBB leaders.

DUN Spearker Dato Sri Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar said today in the august house that YB Voilet Yong could not table her motion because it is against the Article 24(7) of the Sarawak Constitution.

 Four motions to be tabled at DUN sitting

KUCHING: A motion to seek permission to present a Private Member Bill called ‘Land Law Reform (Renewal of Terms of Documents of Titles and Acquisition) Ordinance 2010’ is one of four motions that would be tabled at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting which starts today (Monday).

DUN speaker Dato Sri Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar said the motion would be tabled by Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong.

He said Yong had to seek the consent of the august House because she had no authority to table any bill without getting the DUN’s permission first.

At present, only a minister could table a bill.

Yong, who is also state DAP treasurer, wants to table the Private Member Bill to, among others, repeal part of the Land Code (Chapter 81) in relation to renewal of terms and resumption of alienated land. “Before a member can table a draft on a bill, she must obtain leave from the Dewan. You can’t just table a bill because you are not a minister,” Asfia told reporters after attending a BN pre-Council meeting at PBB headquarters here yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. by Saudara YB Wong Ho Leng,
    State Assemblyman for N45 Bukit Assek and Member of Parliament for P212 Sibu

    (4) 4th Motion killed

    Pending (DAP – Violet) moved a Motion to introduce a Private Members’ Bill to reform the Land Code, to allow automatic renewal of land leases and to make better provisions for land compensation. SUPP’s George Chan said yesterday that he would not support the Bill. Well. It was a clear cut case. The Speaker said that Pending had to seek leave of the Dewan to move the Motion. It was put to the vote. Without even having the chance to move it, the Motion was killed. Only the DAP side supported the leave application with 5 votes.

    That is how the state Government looks at things proposed by the DAP. We had even prepared about 100 copies of the Bill for distribution to all the ADUNs. The SUPP would never see DAP eye to eye and would muster all kinds of tactics to kill the Motion. They had a part to play in denying the Motion. Surely, the people will give them the boot in the coming election.