Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 26th of November 2014
Yesterday, the speaker allowed a one hour debate in parliament on the Al-Jazeera 101 East documentary entitled Malaysia’s Unwanted which was a shocking story on the mistreatment of refugees in Malaysia. This debate was allowed under Motion 18 (1) of the Parliamentary Standing Orders because the speaker judged that this motion was (i) specific (ii) of public importance and (iii) of immediate concern. The motion was filed by my colleague, Member of Parliament for Segambut, Lim Lip Eng.
Unfortunately, the replies of the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaffar, showed that he is not aware of the seriousness of the accusations revealed in the Al Jazeera program even though he was interviewed in the program.