Monday, April 12, 2010

Parliamentary emergency motion submitted on Dr Pornthip's allegations

Nazri to face contempt proceedings?

Source: (By Christine Chan, 12/4/2010)
Teoh Beng Hock's family may file a motion in the coroner's court to have minister Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz cited for contempt after he called a Thai pathologist a “liar”.
DAP parliamentarian for Segambut Lim Lip Eng told journalists in the Parliament lobby today that this may be done when the inquest into Teoh's death resumes on April 20.
Nazri, the minister in the Prime Minister's Department, had branded Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand a liar after she claimed to have come under 'political pressure' from Malaysia to end her involvement in the inquest.
"Does Nazri have any evidence to back up his claim? If not, doesn't the statement amount to contempt of court?" Lip Eng asked. The MP has filed a notice under Standing Orders 18(2) to debate Pornthip's allegations in the Dewan Rakyat, as a matter of public interest. “The people deserve to know if there is any truth in (her) allegations. Why was she stopped from entering Kelantan earlier this year? What kind of threat would the country be exposed to if we allow her to come? Is she a terrorist or a foreign spy?" he asked.

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