Tian Chua remains as MP until legal process completed, says deputy Speaker
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 ― Member of Parliament for Batu, Chua Tian Chang or better known as Tian Chua, remains as an elected representative until the completion of the legal process involving his conviction case.
Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker, Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee said Tian Chua who was today fined RM3,000 by the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court for insulting a police officer could still appeal up to the Federal Court level.
“He will not be disqualified immediately (as MP) but until all the due legal process is completed if he is still found guilty. Then only he will lose his position as MP, as provided by the Federal Constitution,” he told Bernama at Parliament building today.
Tian Chua, who is also Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president, was fined RM3,000 or three months' jail by the Sessions Court after he was found guilty of insulting a police officer three years ago.
Under the Federal Constitution, a member of Parliament found guilty of an offence and sentenced to over one year's jail or fined RM2,000 will lose his position as MP. ― Bernama