PETALING JAYA: Lawyer N Surendran has taken Azalina Othman Said to task for criticising a PKR MP who filed a suit against the Dewan Rakyat speaker over the rejection of questions related to 1MDB.
Surendran said it was “shocking and without precedent” for the minister to have lashed out at Petaling Jaya Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian, as the right of access to courts and justice is guaranteed under the Federal Constitution.
“Far from undermining Parliament as alleged by Azalina, Hee’s legal action is intended to uphold the dignity and role of Parliament, which is to scrutinise the actions of the executive.
“The rejection of the 1MDB questions was unconstitutional and undermined the proper functioning of Parliament,” he said in a statement today.
Yesterday, Azalina who is a minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said Hee’s action had tarnished the good name of the Dewan Rakyat. Read more