Parliament will not be debating the controversy surrounding the Lingam tape as an opposition motion on the matter was rejected by Dewan Rakyat Speaker Ramli Ngah Talib today.
Ramli said the urgent motion from Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (PKR-Permatang Pauh) to debate the need for a royal commission of inquiry was dismissed because the issue was already being investigated by the authorities. He also said that the government has set up a three-member panel to probe the tape.
Ramli is known to have rejected many motions, rarely allowing a motion to discuss important issues including the controversial Port Klang Free Zone.
Perhaps we should kick Ramli out of the parliament and install a new speaker who is more committed to the role of the parliament.
Political arrogance of a certain political party has shot off the roof. It is time we should weaken their representation in the parliament since they are not committed to the nation's democractic process.