Anwar Defends Action To Hold Perak Assembly Meeting Under Tree
It might have looked amusing or odd to many people, but opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim defended the action of Perak Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar to hold an emergency assembly meeting under a tree in Ipoh Tuesday.
Anwar also regarded the meeting held under the tree near the Perak Darul Ridzuan Building, which houses the State Legislative Assembly hall, as valid because the members were prevented from entering the building.
"Knowing that the sitting should be held, they (the authorities) cordoned the entire area, forcing them (Pakatan Pembangkang assemblymen) to convene the meeting under a tree or it could have been at a car park.
"It does not matter, (for) what difference does it make? I remember that in my case, the judge once held the trial in the Sungai Buloh Prison. In this case, let the Speaker decide. They didn't have a choice," he said.
"My view is that the Speaker had been duly appointed. He has the authority to convene (the meeting)...As far as we see it, the meeting was legal as there was a legal notice, there was agenda...they barred him (Speaker) from entering the office," added Anwar, who questioned the authorities' action of not allowing the Speaker and the assemblymen to enter the building.
COMPILING PERAK ISSUE:
1 POLITICS WITH MALAYSIAKINI: Fire and arson in Perak
2 PERAK WITH MALAYSIAKINI: Planet of the Apes
3 PERAK WITH MALAYSIAKINI: A simple twist of fate
4 POLITICS WITH MALAYSIAKINI: Anwar in the mood to accuse
5 PERAK WITH MALAYSIAKINI: Who the hell is V Sivakumar
6 PERAK WITH MALAYSIAKINI: Flurry of reports in fury
7 POLITICS WITH MALAYSIAKINI: karpal gets two live bullets
8 PERAK WITH MALAYSIAKINI: Nizar wasnt like this.
9 PERAK WITH MALAYSIAKINI: You mean Nizar really say this.
10 PERAK WITH MALAYSIAKINI: Your turn, Mohamad Ariff
11 KEADILAN DI MALAYSIAKINI: antara Lingam, Khalid dan MACC
12 POLITICS: Mohsin Abdullah is right.
13 For the record, THE TREE.
14 PERAK; Silver lining
15 A game to him, even if it is childish
16 Sivakumar, Perak Speaker must be neutral.
17 POLICE summon Perak Speaker
18 ROYAL BANQUET WITH MALAYSIAKINI: no untoward incident
19 PERAK WITH MALAYSIAKINI: Flurry of reports in fury
20 BARRICADE WITH MALAYSIAKINI: Nizar, Anwar and the late Dato Harun Idris
21 PERAK WITH MALAYSIAKINI: Karpal will not represent Nizar
22 PERAK WITH MALAYSIAKINI: Stand off is a bluff
23 AYER TAWAR WITH MALAYSIAKINI: Where is Jalan Melayu.
24 CRISIS WITH MALAYSIAKINI: But, where is Anwar Ibrahim
25 KESALAHAN DENGAN MALAYSIAKINI: Anwar patut sedar