KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 1 — Ahead of next week’s Dewan Rakyat sitting, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has reportedly been appointed Barisan Nasional (BN) backbenchers’ chairman.
The Malaysian Insight quoted sources as saying that the former prime minister’s appointment would provide him a position in the Dewan Rakyat to coordinate matters between BN backbenchers as Parliament meets to debate Budget 2021 on November 6.
“Najib was appointed recently ahead of the important Parliament meeting so he can direct the BN backbenchers in the house,” the source was quoted as saying.
As the backbenchers’ chairman, Najib will be in a position to decide the order of the debaters from the BN ranks and relay instructions to BN backbenchers on what they should speak about during debates.
“He is experienced so he can influence the parliamentarians,” the source said.
BN has 43 MPs – Umno (39), MCA (2), MIC (1) and PBRS (1) – with 23 of them being backbenchers aligned to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional coalition government.For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at email@example.comCopyright 2017 Malay Mail Online