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.
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.