Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Motion rejected on al-Qaeda's M'sian website

Source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/213464 (By Hazlan Zakaria, 5/11/2012)
An opposition MP's has failed in his bid to move an emergency motion to discuss a Malaysian data centre's hosting of terrorist group al-Qaeda's Tawhed.net website and forum.
Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia decided in chambers today that "the matter is not urgent as per parliamentary guidelines". He also said there is no urgency for debate as the website is already being monitored and investigated by the relevant agencies.
A copy of Pandikar's written reply was made available to the press by DAP's Segambut parliamentarian Lim Lip Eng.
"The government must explain why our country is very welcoming of terrorists. I will not give up. I will try again," he vowed at a press conference in the Parliament lobby today. Lim had submitted the emergency motion under Standing Order 18(1) last Thursday, based on aStar report on the closure of the website. He also said that the government must explain why it is allowing terrorists into the country, as disclosed by Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein last week.
However, Hishammuddin had downplayed the threat to Malaysia, saying that terrorists only use the country for a stopover and that they are kept under surveillance.
Lim argued that the government must come clean on the level of the threat to Malaysia, and that this is why the matter should be debated in the House.
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