Dewan Rakyat to consider increasing the fine to RM10,000 for any MP breaches the House rules

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat is planning to increase the fine of RM1,000 to RM10,000 if any Members of Parliament (MPs) are found breaching the House rules.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker, Tan Sri Johari Abdul said, the amendment to allow fines against any MPs who violate the Parliament rules to be increased is stipulated in The House of Parliament (Privileges and Powers) Act 1952.

“MPs who violate the rules of the House can also be suspended,” he said during the Parliamentary Lecture Series 3.0: Rebuilding the Nation through Reforms, on Friday as quoted by BH.

Previously, Johari has said that several reforms are to be implemented to ensure that the law-making institution is respected besides imposing strict measures against elected representatives who uttered racist, insulting, and gender-discriminatory words.

Johari added, his team will ensure the Act could be implemented and at the same time, MP could do their part in the development and progress of Malaysia.

However, he also hoped that the Parliamentary Services Act 1963 which was repealed by the Barisan Nasional (BN) during Tun Dr. Mahathir’s leadership in 1992 could be reinstated. -Malaysia World News

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