The Opposition will challenge Lim Kit Siang (DAP – Gelang Patah)’s six-month suspension from the Dewan Rakyat.

DAP was of the view that the suspension was against Parliament’s Standing Orders, said Gobind Singh Deo (DAP – Puchong).

“We will file a motion, and we hope the motion will come up for debate,” he said at a press conference outside Parliament on Thursday soon after Lim’s ejection.

“We’ve said that Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua will be filing a motion to question the decision by the Speaker today,” he said.

Gobind said that according to procedure, Lim should have been brought to Parliament’s Rights and Privileges Committee before a motion to suspend him was debated.

He added that DAP will discuss with all Opposition parties including PKR, PAS, DAP and Amanah on the possibility of submitting a joint motion.

PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan was present among other Opposition leaders to show support for Lim against his suspension.

Lim was suspended for allegedly making disparaging remarks against Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia.

The motion to suspend him was tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.

After a heated debate, the motion was approved by bloc voting – 107 for and 77 against.

By Dina Murad, The Star Online