Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Perak "assembly" convenes in hotel: state reps arrested

Pakatan Rakyat state assemblymen adjourned to Heritage Hotel in Ipoh (picture above) to hold the state assembly sitting at 11.45am after they were denied entry into state assembly hall

Three Pakatan Rakyat state assemblymen, two DAP members and a Press photographer were arrested when they failed to adhere to police order to disperse in front of the state secretariat building today.

Datuk Ngeh Hor Kam, state assemblyman of Sitiawan, Chan Ming Kai, (Simpang Pulai) and Keshvinder Singh (Malim Nawar) were brought to the Sungai Senam police station and later transferred to the Federal Reserve Unit headquarters nearby.

The group who gathered in front of the DAP office at 9.40am walked towards the state secretariat building and was stopped by FRU personnel.

A shouting match erupted and things got out of control as police tried to seize a loud hailer from Ngeh. - The NST online

On Monday, former Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin said the state assembly sitting would convene as usual today although it has been declared illegal by the Barisan Nasional-appointed Speaker Datuk R. Ganesan.

Ganesan said the Perak assemblymen were not obliged to attend the state assembly sitting on Wednesday adding that Sivakumar’s move to call for a state assembly sitting was strange since he was no longer the Speaker.

In May, Sivakumar had issued the notice for an emergency state assembly sitting as stipulated under the Standing Orders.

However, the sitting did not take place and the assemblymen later held a meeting underneath the “democracy” tree outside the state assembly building. Go here for an account of what transpired.

Picture: Courtesy of Malaysiakini


fed up said...

Haiyah, these fackatan aduns are at it again.

Go fight it out through thru ballot box in the GE13.

Enough of this confusion.

rakyat said...

When will this political fiasco end?

Or will it drag on until the next GE?

It's very unsettling. Am just wondering who really is running the state? Is it BN or Pakatan?

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