Speaker Pandikar says Tian Chua still Batu MP

Tian Chua is still MP for Batu until the Dewan Rakyat disqualifies him from the post, Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia told reporters in Parliament today.
This follows the imposition on Chua by the Kuala Lumpur High Court of a RM2,000 fine or two months’ imprisonment on the PKR leader following a conviction for a criminal offence three years ago.
Last October, the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court had found Chua guilty of biting the arm of a police constable while being arrested at a 2007 protest near the Parliament building.