Dewan Rakyat: Wan Saiful apologises, six-month suspension motion withdrawn

KUALA LUMPUR — The Member of Parliament for Tasek Gelugor from Perikatan Nasional (PN) Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan (picture) today apologised for his actions in issuing malicious statements against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the Dewan Rakyat.

The apology was made after Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul gave the Member of Parliament the opportunity to explain before a motion by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was presented to suspend Wan Saiful for six months for accusing Anwar of abusing his power. 

Wan Saiful in the apology admitted that the statement made when debating on the Motion of Thanks for the Royal Address in the Dewan Rakyat on February 28 was indeed directed at Anwar.

“I did address that sentence to Tambun (Anwar)… I retract that sentence, I retract my statement and I also apologise for that statement.

“I also humbly apologise because in the motion there was a mention of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and therefore I apologise and withdraw the statement and I hope it is given the due consideration,” he said. — BERNAMA / pic TMR FILE