On a second thought, a slight amendment to the title will sound nicer, Furious flurry of reports
Eleven police reports have been lodged against Perak Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar over the suspension of Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and his six exco members from assembly sittings.
State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said that as of Friday morning, various political groups and individuals had lodged eight reports in Perak, and two outside the state.
Following the reports, DCP Zulkifli said police would investigate under Section 124/120B of the Penal Code.
The offence under Section 124, which involves compelling an elected representative to refrain from exercising his lawful powers, carries a maximum seven years jail with fine upon conviction.
“The police will call witnesses to record their statements to aid in this investigation,” he said in a statement on Friday.
Meanwhile, Barisan Bertindak Perpaduan Melayu also lodged another report against Sivakumar at the Sungai Senam police station.
In another development, national PKR Indian liaison committee chairman P. Jenapala has lodged a police report against Selangor Opposition chief Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, Jerlun MP Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir and Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin.
Jenapala said he lodged the report against Khir Toyo mainly for leading supporters in a march towards the house of Bukit Gelugor MP and DAP chairman Karpal Singh in Penang.
He also urged police to investigate Mukhriz for statements he made on Malay supremacy, and Khairy for allegedly organising an illegal rally here recently.
Meanwhile in PANGKOR, Former Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin said that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s directive to Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir to ignore the suspension order by state speaker V. Sivakumar was unlawful.
“He has given space to the people and teaching them to disobey the law and subsequently plunging the state into anarchy,” he told reporters before the start of a ceramah on Friday.
He also urged the people to remain calm and not to cause unnecessary problems and riot to show their disgust.
“The people are aware that the way Barisan Nasional took over the state government is wrong and cruel,” he said.
Nizar said the speaker had absolute power within or outside the state assembly bestowed to him under the state constitution and state assembly regulations. (perlembagaan negeri perak and dalam peraturan peraturan dewan)
“As long as it involves the state assembly, the speaker has the power to make decisions,” he said, adding that no court can challenge his decision.
Nizar stressed that Dr Zambry had brought contempt to the Legaslative Assembly and Sivakumar has every right to serve the suspension orders to him and the six excos. [Flurry of police reports against Perak Speaker