Report: EC chief named Dewan Rakyat speaker

ELECTION Commission (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun has been nominated for the post of Dewan Rakyat speaker, and has since tendered his resignation.

According to The Malaysian Insight, this happened on June 29, with the portal citing sources.

Azhar was appointed as the EC chairman in September 2018.

“He sent his resignation in. But it will be up to Parliament to debate his nomination when it sits on July 13. It could go either way but Perikatan Nasional has the majority to push the nomination through,” the portal quoted sources.

This nomination follows the parliamentary motion by the current administration to terminate PH-nominated Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof as the speaker, along with Nga Kor Ming as his deputy. – June 30, 2020

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