Saturday, 26 April 2008

Speaker, Deputy Speaker

When the Sabah Legislative Assembly sit on Monday, the House will have two new Deputy Speakers - Datuk Frankie Chong Yu Chee and Johnny Mositun. This was announced by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman today in Tenom.

Chong and Mositun replaced Datuk Michael Tan Kun Boo and Datuk James Andrew Vitales whose term were not extended.

Chong is Vice President of Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) while Mositun is Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Information chief. SAPP and PBS are members of the national coalition Barisan Nasional.

The State Assembly Speaker is Datuk Juhar Mahiruddin, a former Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

Meanwhile, it is also now known that a Sabahan, for the first time, will be the Speaker of Parliament. He is Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, a former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department. He had also served as Sabah Assembly Speaker, was an Assemblyman, ex-Senator and Sabah ex-Minister of Agriculture and Fishery.

Yet to be confirmed is Beluran's Member of Parliament Datuk Ronald Kiandee appointment as the Parliamnent's Deputy Speaker. The other Deputy Speaker post is being eyed by Sarawakian Datuk Wan Junaidi Tunku Jaafar, the MP for Santubung. Election for the posts will be held on Monday with Kiandee, Wan Junaidi and an Opposition nominee as candidates.

Should Kiandee and Wan Junaidi get the posts, Parliament this time aroud will be under the control (the sitting is) of leaders for Sabah and Sarawak (East Malaysia).

My Say:

A Bernama report last night says Datuk Ronald Kiandee and Datuk Wan Junaidi had been appointed Deputy Speakers. I congratulated Kiandee through SMS. He replied that Monday will be the day, there will be an election but he is optimistic that `it should not be a problem.' I will wait for the result.


Anonymous said...

What is a speaker and a deputy speaker of the state assembly or the parliament? How do they the speakers and tweeters of a household's hi-fi system?

Luping said that Petronas' annual income is usd40 billion and Sabah receives a mere 5% annually (rm100 million).....and Petronas is partying around the globe's hot clubs portraying itself as a rich man's club while the indigenous peoples of Sabah and Sarawak still go out fishing for ikan sepat in the kampungs make as dish accompanying their half filled plates of rice so as to make the meals easier swallowed into their bellies!

....what is a speaker? I'll rather be a nail than a hammer!


The Sub-Commandante

Anonymous said...

...guess that you got me by my intention look forwards into it! Sabah needs to will give our "so-called leaders" an AKAR UMBI THOUGHTS " of how it feels like being a VOTER!

The Sub-Commandante,


Anonymous said...

Nice to see 2 "active" personalities becoming Deputy Speakers. Although they were not ADUN, they have appeared in our papers often over the years (as compared to many of our YBs who promptly go to sleep/ hibernation immediately after being elected!!) Hopefully, becoming Deputy Speakers does not disqualify/ prevent them from being vocal in the mass media, as they were, in the past. By the way, is a Deputy Speaker also addressed as YB?.. can somebody tell me? (at least until they get their Datukship.. :-) )

Anonymous said...

...simply call them by their given names! I ask you....MUST WE CALL THESE POLTICIANS.....BOSS???...HIGHER BEINGS THAN US? They were put to their position not by themselves but by the rakyats.......the confused rakyats of Sabah! KL appears to be supportive of Hamas' rebellion in Israel......why not be supportive of Sabah's indigenous peoples???!!!?

The Sub-Commandante,