Tuesday, 15 April 2008

PKR slams police action

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has criticised the police for showing up at four party leaders' homes at 6am Tuesday.

The leaders were issued with summonses requesting them to be present at the Dang Wangi police station at 3pm to answer questions on the gathering held Monday night to celebrate the return of party adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to active politics.

PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali said the police were waiting in front of the homes of party president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail, vice-president Azmin Ali, Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and his personal assistant Yahya Sahri.

The police served them with Police Notice 111 asking them to show up for investigations at the police station.

At a press conference Tuesday, Dr Wan Azizah (pic right) said PKR considered the police action against its leaders as an act of intimidation and provocation, the Star reports.

"We also consider this action mala fide (in bad faith),” Syed Husin said, adding that PKR lawyers are requesting for a copy of the police report made against the four leaders.

As for last night's gathering, he said the party had not applied for a police permit as it was held on private property, the Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur.

He said the gathering proceeded peacefully. “It was confined to the compound of the club's premises."

The gathering ended soon after a police officer requested Anwar to wind up his speech.

“There was no protest from the gathering, the organisers or Anwar. The gathering ended peacefully and in an orderly manner at 10:30pm,” Syed Husin said.

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1 comment:

mohd abdul said...

PKR should applied for a permit to avoid unnecassry confrontation with the police. Now that the party is aiming to lead the federal govt, it should be mature enough and stop acting like a spoilt kid.