UMNO to nominate an Orang Asli Deputy Speaker

by | Oct 13, 2021 | NEWS | 0 comments

UMNO wants Cameron Highland MP, Datuk Ramili Mohd Nor, to be among the nominees for the position as Parliament Deputy Speaker.

UMNO Secretary-General, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan on Twitter wrote, “This is historic, as the first Orang Asli to be nominated. Today was the last day to submit candidates before Parliament resumes on October 25.”

Although the nomination is deemed as a progressive choice to be more racially inclusive, Malaysians are in a limbo if it is the right choice.

Aizat Ahmad said, “A Deputy Speaker’s job is a huge responsibility. It is not just about capturing clout to gain popularity for being a minority.”

He added that if Ramli was to be appointed, he hopes that the opportunity is not wasted for the Keluarga Malaysia.

Fadzli Yobizznas is confident that the nominee is a valid candidate. He was excited because a person from the Orang Asli community is in a high-ranking role for politics.

“His firmness and experience as an Assistant Commissioner of Police will help him shoulder the weight of the responsibilities,” he said.

The nominations for the Deputy Speaker have been a highlight in Malaysian politics after the resignation of Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.

The Pengerang MP had withdrew due to difficulty of being impartial between opposition and government.