KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan RakyatSpeakerDatuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusoftoday rejected the motion by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (PH-Port Dickson) to debate the government’sjustification in not ratifying the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) in the Dewan Rakyat.
Mohamad Ariffexplained that the rejection was made underStanding Order 18 of the Dewan Rakyatwhich, however, allowed its contents to be read in the Dewan Rakyatafter the Oral Question and Answer Session today.
As we all know, there are three requirements to be fulfilled, so after considering the surrounding situation and the response from certain groups, I do not consider the matter needed to be speed up in the present context,he said as soon as Anwar had completed readingthe contents of the motion .
Anwar when reading the contents of the motion had emphasised that the issue had raised public unrest and thus could not be ignored just because the government had made a decision. – Bernama
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