Datuk Ronald Kiandee
The 222-members Parliament Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Haji Mulia took his oath of office and election was held for the two Deputy Speaker posts today.
Santubong Member of Parliament Datuk Haji Wan Junaidi and Beluran MP Datuk Ronald Kiandee won when they polled 157 and 140 votes, respectively. Dr Tan Seng Giaw of DAP obtained 81 votes.
It is obvious that one of the Opposition MP did not vote for Tan as there are 82 opposition MPs in the House.
And I have to say here again that Pandikar and Kiandee are from Sabah while Wan Junaidi is from Sarawak. This is the first time in histoy of Parliament where the three posts are all held by leaders from the two States in East Malaysia.