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Najib congratulates Pandikar Amin on his re- election as Dewan Rakyat Speaker

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 25- Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday congratulated Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia (photo)  for his re-election as Dewan Rakyat Speaker.

The Prime minister also congratulated all 222 Members of Parliament who took their oath of office at the First Term of the 13th Parliament, which sat for the first time yesterday.

pandikaraminCongratulations to Pandikar Amin for his reelection as Speaker and all MPs who were sworn in today, he tweeted.

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In the election for Speaker, Pandikar Amin received 133 votes against opposition candidate, former federal court judge Datuk Abdul Kadir Sulaiman who received 89 votes.

The swearing-in, which was held in the Dewan Rakyat, was led by Najib who is the Pekan Member of Parliament, and followed by his deputy, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (BN-Pagoh) as well as the 131 MPs representing the Barisan Nasional (BN).

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (PKR-Permatang Pauh) led the oath-taking of the MPs representing the opposition coalition of PKR, PAS and DAP.

– BERNAMA