When do our Members of Parliament actually vote and we get the results - how many voted in favour, and how many opposed... for this we need to look at the Standing Orders of the Dewan Rakyat of Malaysia (in Malay they call it Peraturan Mesyuarat....), in particular Order 46(3), (4) until the end of Order 47 - all of which I have tried to copy below (if not sure, just go the Parliamentary websiite and verify...)
STANDING ORDERS of the DEWAN RAKYAT of MALAYSIA46. (1) No member may speak to any question after the same has been fully put from the Chair.(2) A question is fully put, when the Chair has collected the voices both of the Ayes and of the Noes.(3) When the question has been put by the Chair at the conclusion of the debate the votes shall be taken by voices Ayes and Noes and (provided that no member then claims a division) the result shall be declared by the Chair.(4) If the opinion of the Chair as to the decision of a question is challenged by any member calling for a division, the Chair shall call upon members desiring a division to rise in their places. If less than fifteen members so rise, the Chair shall either declare the result forthwith or order a division. If fifteen or more members so rise, the Chair shall order a division, and shall, after such warning as he may consider necessary, appoint Tellers.(5) In proceedings relating to amendments to the Constitution or in respect of delimitation of constituencies or in all other cases where the specified amount of votes are required, the Chair shall order a division.47. (1) When a division has been ordered, the Tellers shall ask each member separately how he desires to vote, and the Setiausaha shall enter on the Votes and Proceedings a record of each member’s vote and of the members who abstained from voting.(2) When a member is asked how he desires to vote at a division, he may answer either by voting for the Ayes or for the Noes, or by expressly stating that he abstains from voting. A member shall not answer in a manner inconsistent with any opinion which he may have expressed when the voices were taken collectively.(3) When every member present has been asked how he desires to vote, the Chair shall state the numbers voting for the Ayes and for the Noes respectively and shall then declare the result of the division, or give his casting vote, as the case may require.(4) If a member states that he voted in error or that his vote has been counted wrongly, he may claim to have his vote altered, provided that such request is made as soon as the Chair has announced the numbers and before the Chair has declared the result of the division.(5) A member shall not vote on any subject in which he has a direct personal pecuniary interest (other than the matter of remuneration under any provision of the Constitution), but a motion to disallow a member’s vote on this ground may only be made immediately after the numbers of the members voting on the question have been declared. If a motion for disallowance of a member’s vote is agreed to, the Chair shall direct the Setiausaha to correct the numbers voting in the division accordingly.
Timbalan Yang di-Pertua [Datuk Haji Ismail bin Haji Mohamed Said]: Masalahnya ialah bahawa rang undang-undang ini dibacakan kali yang ketiga dan diluluskan sekarang.Tuan Manivannan a/l Gowindasamy [Kapar]: Belah bahagi, Tuan Yang di-Pertua. [Lebih 15 orang Ahli berdiri minta diadakan belah bahagian]Timbalan Yang di-Pertua [Datuk Haji Ismail bin Haji Mohamed Said]: Ahli-ahli Yang Berhormat, oleh kerana lebih daripada 15 orang bangun meminta diadakan belah bahagian, maka mengikut Peraturan Mesyuarat 46(4), saya memerintahkan supaya suatu belah bahagian diadakan sekarang.
Setiausaha, sila bunyikan loceng selama dua minit.
■0220 [Loceng dibunyikan]Timbalan Yang di-Pertua [Dato' Haji Ismail bin Haji Mohamed Said]: Ahli-ahli Yang Berhormat yang menjadi penghitung undi sila ambil tempat masing-masing di hadapan blok Yang Berhormat. Undian dijalankan sekarang. [Dewan berbelah bahagi] [Pengundian dijalankan]Timbalan Yang di-Pertua [Dato' Haji Ismail bin Haji Mohamed Said]: Ahli-ahli Yang Berhormat, inilah keputusannya. Ahli-ahli yang bersetuju 79 undi ... [Tepuk] Ahli-ahli yang tidak bersetuju 60 undi ... [Tepuk] [Rang undang-undang dilaporkan dengan tiada pindaan, dibacakan kali yang ketiga dan diluluskan]
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