Perak Oh Perak! Lawan Tetap Lawan! (Video di bawah sekali)

Pakatan reps arrested, state secretariat blocked
Sep 2, 09 9:07am

The Perak Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives are determined to proceed with their planned state assembly sitting today despite a police order barring anyone from gathering at the state secretariat.

Ousted menteri besar Mohamad Nizar Jamaluddin and some of the Pakatan state reps started arriving to the state secretariat at about 8.45am. Some 150 supporters were present.

The police meanwhile have thrown a heavy security cordon around the state secretariat with Federal Reserve Unit trucks and water cannon blocking the rear entrance of the building.

The police have also cordoned off the tree under which the last Pakatan-held state assembly was held in March. About 100 police personnel are on standby.

At 9.45am, all the Pakatan representatives and their speaker V Sivakumar began walking from the Perak DAP office towards the state secretariat. They were accompanied by some 50 supporters.

Three reps arrested

When stopped by police, Perak DAP head Ngeh Koo Ham argued with them about the court order prohibiting the gathering.

“The court order says the public cannot be in the vicinity, but is silent on state assemblypersons. It is illegal to stop state assemblypersons fromperforming their duties…

“Furthermore, Section 90 of the Criminal Procedure Code says that such an order must be gazetted.” [See notice on court order]

The group then attempted to march on, but was blocked by a row of riot police. Ngeh was arrested at 10.10am.

Also arrested was Stanley Tan (below), a photographer with Nanyang Siang Pau, who was said to have been kicked in the process.

He had shouted at the police: “You nak kerja, kita pun nak kerja.” (We both have duties to perform.)

Also arrested were Malim Nawar state rep Keshvinder Singh and Simpang Pulai assemblyperson Chang Ming Kai. Three other members of the public were also arrested.

By 10.20am, the Pakatan reps and their supporters retreated to the state DAP headquarters which is located just behind the state secretariat.

Here Sivakumar told reporters that the assembly would be convened at the nearby Heritage Hotel based on the doctrine of necessity.

Nizar meanwhile slammed the police over their high-handed approach in arresting the three state representatives and the others.

“This is the holy month and yet they behave in such manner,” said Nizar.

It was also learned that Keshvinder was hurt in the process of being arrested and has been taken to the Ipoh Hospital for treatment.

Pro-BN crowd arrives

Meanwhile a second group of people – pro-royalist/BN crowd wearing yellow shirts – also started arriving at the area at about 10am, shouting slogans in support of the Barisan Nasional state government, Perak sultan and the state assembly’s sanctity.

The police quickly moved in to disperse this crowd, which they did, but not before unfurling banners just next to the Pakatan supporters.

The banners generally showed support for BN’s Menteri Besar Zambry Abd Kadir and his state government.

“Dr Zambry and BN government are the people’s choice,” read one banner.

Eye-witnesses reported that the police took a much softer approach in dealing with this crowd.

Seeking to set aside order

In another development, Pakatan lawyers applied to the court this morning to set aside the Ipoh Magistrate’s Court order yesterday which prohibits any gathering within a 30m radius of the state secretariat.

The order was obtained by the police to stop the gathering and is effective from 1am today to 11am tomorrow.

Ipoh police chief ACP Azisman Alias said yesterday that only civil servants working in the building would be allowed to enter the building today.

The notice for the meeting today was issued last week by Pakatan’s speaker V Sivakumar, who is also the Tronoh state assemblyperson.

BN’s speaker R Ganesan had however asked state assemblyperson to ignore the notice as it was issued by an illegal source.

Zambry: Pakatan ‘shiok sendiri’

In a statement issued later, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) expressed regret over the alleged assault and arrest of news photographer Tan.

“The photographer was merely carrying out his professional duty. The policeman who is said to have assaulted Tan should know the photographer was wearing his press tag, said NUJ president Norila Daud.

“The policeman’s highhandedness reflects that he has no respect for law,” she added.

Norila urged the police to exercise restraint when carrying out their duty.

Meanwhile, BN Menteri Besar Zambry Abd Kadir has slammed Pakatan for seeking to convene the assembly.

“They are trying to make their own laws and implementing them to ‘shiok sendiri’ (please themselves)…they show total disrespect to the democratic system in the country.

“What they did was to provoke the police …they ask to be arrested and if possible be handcuffed so that it can be published in newspapers. They will then claim they are being oppressed,” he said.

Perak oh Perak!

Perak assembly sitting on Sept 2
Humayun Kabir
Aug 12, 09

Legislators in Perak have been called to the state assembly on Sept 2 to debate debate the royal address delivered during the chaotic previous sitting on May 7.

At a press conference in Ipoh today, Pakatan Rakyat assembly speaker V Sivakumar said this would constitute the first meeting of the second session of the assembly.

“The notice to attend the sitting is being prepared and will be sent out tomorrow, as 14 days of notice must be given,” Sivakumar explained.

The meeting is also timed to fall within the six-month duration following the Pakatan ‘sitting under the tree’ on March 3, which it claims was held lawfully.

Section 10(2) of the Standing Orders stipulates that the assembly should meet once at least every six months, but is silent on the consequences if this is not done.

Sivakumar said the May 7 sitting conducted by Barisan Nasional representatives had made a mockery of the Perak constitution and Standing Orders.

“The business of the House can only be conducted after the royal address but on May 7, but they illegally conducted all the moves favourable to them and then requested the (regent) to give the royal speech,” he said.

“I had stated that the House would only sit after the seven

suspended BN members including (BN-appointed mentri besar) Zambry( Abd Kadir, right) and the three Independent assemblymen who had resigned (as Pakatan assemblymen) to leave the chambers.”

Instead, they “illegally forced me out of the House with the help of the police”, Sivakumar recalled.

“In any state assembly or Parliament sitting, there will always be a motion of thanks on the royal address initiated by the menteri besar or prime minister, followed by (debate).”

“It is clear that no business was transacted after the royal adddress on May 7. Similarly, no business can be done before the royal address.”

Asked what Pakatan would do if its representatives are again denied entry into the assembly building, Sivakumar said “we will decide when the time comes”.

The Pakatan Rights and Privileges Committee headed by Sivakumar has since suspended Zambry from the assembly for 18 months, while his six executive council members had been suspended for 12 months for “contempt of the House”.

Perak Crisis lingers on…

MB Perak: Mahkamah Persekutuan benar Nizar merayu
Jul 9, 09 4:55pm
Perebutan jawatan menteri besar Perak bakal berlarutan di Mahkamah Persekutuan selepas mahkamah tertinggi itu memberikan kebenaran kepada menteri besar Pakatan Rakyat, Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin merayu terhadap pengisytiharan Mahkamah Rayuan bahawa Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir adalah menteri besar yang sah.

Presiden Mahkamah Rayuan Tan Sri Alauddin Mohd Sheriff, yang bersidang bersama-sama Hakim Besar Malaya Tan Sri Ariffin Zakaria dan Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan Datuk Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin, memberikan kebenaran itu selepas responden, Dr Zambry, dan pencelah Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Patail tiada bantahan terhadap permohonan itu.

Bagaimanapun, panel tiga hakim itu menolak permohonan Nizar bagi penangguhan pelaksanaan keputusan Mahkamah Rayuan yang dibuat pada 22 Mei lepas, lapor Bernama.

“Ini adalah keputusan sebulat suara, permohonan bagi penangguhan ditolak. Bagaimanapun, kami akan mengambil langkah untuk mendengar rayuan ini secepat mungkin,” kata Alauddin.

Terdahulu, peguam yang mewakili Nizar, S Ambiga, memberitahu mahkamah bahawa peguam utama, Sulaiman Abdullah, tidak sihat dan tidak hadir pada prosiding hari ini.

Tiga persoalan

Ambiga, bekas presiden Majlis Peguam, kemudian mengemukakan tiga persoalan untuk pertimbangan mahkamah tertinggi itu:

1. Sama ada di bawah Perkara 16(6) Undang-undang Tubuh Negeri Perak, jawatan Menteri Besar Perak kemungkinan atau telah dikosongkan,

2. Sama ada Perkara 16(6) Undang-undang Tubuh Negeri Perak, penentuan isu kepercayaan ke atas Menteri Besar Perak telah dibuat oleh Anggota Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak mengenai resolusi kepercayaan atau sebaliknya,

3. Sekiranya menteri besar enggan meletakkan jawatannya, sama ada mengikut Undang-undang Tubuh Negeri Perak, seorang menteri besar mungkin dipecat daripada pejabat atau jawatan Menteri Besar dianggap kosong atau telah dikosongkan.

Ambiga kemudian meminta mahkamah bagi penangguhan pelaksanaan keputusan Mahkamah Rayuan.

“Setelah responden (Zambry) dilantik pada 6 Februari 2009 sehingga keputusan Mahkamah Rayuan pada 22 Mei, 2009, dalam masa tiga bulan, responden dan kerajaan Barisan Nasional telah mengambil tindakan yang tidak memberi manfaat kepada rakyat Perak,” kata Ambiga sambil membaca afidavit yang diikrarkan oleh Nizar.

Baca afidavit

Antara tindakan tersebut ialah:

* Responden telah gagal atau enggan melaksanakan program-program kebajikan yang telah diluluskan dalam pembentangan bajet 2009 di Dewan Undangan Negeri seperti tabung kifalah, tabung khas kebajikan rakyat, peningkatan kadar bantuan bulanan kepada keluarga miskin dan tabung pinjaman perniagaan kecil.

* Menamatkan perkhidmatan ketua-ketua kampung seluruh Perak dan membubarkan Jawatankuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan kampung

* Menukar senarai dan menamatkan perkhidmatan ahli-ahli Majlis Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan

* Melengahkan projek perkhidmatan bas bersepadu Ipoh Sentral

* Melelong kereta Camry yang digunakan sebagai kenderaan rasmi ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri.

“Kami membantah penangguhan keputusan. Jika penangguhan dibenarkan, mahkamah yang dihormati ini akan campur tangan dalam kuasa eksekutif menteri besar sedangkan mahkamah ini tidak mempunyai bidang kuasa untuk berbuat demikian,” hujah peguam yang mewakili Dr Zambry, Datuk Cecil Abraham.

Mohon perintah penangguhan

“Permohonan penangguhan ini adalah tidak betul. Dasarnya mungkin betul atau salah, terserah kepada ahli politik itu

“Jika penangguhan dibenarkan, perintah Mahkamah Tinggi akan dikekalkan semula dan perayu akan menjadi menteri besar. Ini adalah perkara yang mahkamah tidak patut lakukan,” kata Abraham dan menambah kata bahawa pasukannya sudah bersedia untuk mempercepatkan perbicaraan kes itu.

Abdul Gani, selaku pencelah, turut mengambil pendirian sama dan membantah permohonan itu.

Ambiga menjawab: “Perintah sementara itu perlu diberikan untuk menghalang prejudis terhadap perayu. Sesetengah dasar itu tidak boleh diubah.

“Semua keputusan yang dibuat perayu dan anggota Exconya perlu diteruskan demi kepentingan rakyat di Perak.

“Responden telah memohon bagi penangguhan keputusan Mahkamah Tinggi, mereka kini tidak boleh kata yang kami tidak boleh buat perkara yang sama,” katanya.

Pada 13 Feb, tahun ini, Mohammad Nizar memulakan tindakan undang-undang bagi memohon diisytiharkan yang beliau adalah menteri besar yang sah dan injunksi untuk melarang Dr Zambry daripada menjalankan tugasnya.

Pada 11 Mei, Mahkamah Tinggi mengisytiharkan Mohammad Nizar sebagai menteri besar Perak yang sah tetapi keputusan itu dibatalkan oleh Mahkamah Rayuan pada 22 Mei.

Nizar gets leave for Federal Court appeal
S Pathmawathy
Jul 9, 09

Ousted Perak Menteri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin was today granted leave by the Federal Court to appeal against a Court of Appeal decision on the legitimate Perak menteri besar issue.

Nizar’s lawyer Leong Cheok Keng immediately declared the granting of the leave as a “victorious step for Nizar”.

“Such a leave is sparingly granted by the Federal Court,” he said.

nizar appeal to federal court 190609 07With the leave, Nizar can now appeal against the decision made by the Court of Appeal on May 22 that Barisan Nasional’s Zambry Abdul Kadir was the rightful menteri besar.

The Court of Appeal had overturned a decision made by the High Court which had ruled in favour of Nizar.

Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail, who acted as an intervener, and Cecil Abraham, who was representing Zambry, had no objections for the leave application.

The Federal Court will now hear submissions to interpret three constitutional questions drafted by Nizar’s legal team, led by former Bar Council chairperson Ambiga Srenevasan.

The questions concern whether the Perak ruler can dismiss the menteri besar and elect a new one when the incumbent has not resigned nor was there a vote of no confidence passed.

The panel of the Federal Court today was made up of justices Alauddin Mohd Sheriff, Arifin Zakaria and Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin.

No date has been fixed to hear the appeal but the court said it would fix an early date.

Leong said that it was supposed to be a five-member panel but no explanation was given as to why only three judges turned up for the leave application.

“Will push for a nine-member panel for the appeal proper,” Leong added.

Stay order denied

The Federal Court however rejected Nizar’s application for a stay order to prevent Zambry from carrying out his duties as menteri besar.

Nizar wanted the Federal Court to prevent Zambry from reversing the Pakatan government policies until the matter was fully disposed.

Ambiga, who acted for Nizar today as lead counsel Sulaiman Abdullah was unwell, told the judges that Zambry’s decision might be “impossible” to reverse later in the event the court ruled in the Pakatan man’s favour.

sivakumar and zambry at perak state assembly 130509 04In his affidavit, Nizar claimed that Zambry (right) has reversed some of the policies implemented by the Pakatan government.

Among them were the welfare programmes approved under the state budget and several contractual agreements.

He added that welfare policies such as special funds for senior citizens, people who suffer from chronic diseases, homeless old folks, disable persons, orphans and those who live in dire poverty were not being executed properly by the BN-led state government.

He further said that Zambry had also neglected funds allocated for small businesses.

“They have also stopped giving ownership and permanent grants to new villages… (And) ended the services of 817 village heads in all villages in Perak,” said Ambiga, reading out the affidavit.

On top of that, Zambry’s government also terminated the services of 342 local councillors and replaced them with councillors suggested by BN, added Nizar’s affidavit.

The other claims made to support the stay application were Zambry’s decision to slow down the ‘Ipoh Sentral’ project, the auctioning of Toyota Camry official cars used by the Pakatan government and the approval of new mining lands.

Strongly objected by Zambry’s lawyer

Zambry’s lawyer Abraham objected to the stay application, likening it to an injunction to stop the present menteri besar from performing his duties.

“The court has no jurisdiction to interfere… the policies may be right or wrong but it is up to the politicians (to solve),” said Abraham, adding that such decisions were in the powers of executives.

“If the stay is granted, the High Court orders will be reinstated and the appellant (Nizar) will become the menteri besar,” he argued.

Likewise, Abdul Gani also objected to the stay, stating that Zambry was merely acting to preserve his status quo in his capacity as the menteri besar.

bersih 21 charged in petaling jaya session court 230109 ambigaIn rebuttal Ambiga (left) pointed out to a stay order granted to Zambry by the Court of Appeal after the High Court had ruled in favour of Nizar as the menteri besar.

“(It) would have the same effect as Nizar’s stay application now,” she said.

“It does not lie in their (Zambry’ legal team) mouths to say we cannot make a similar application.”

The federal Court panel was however not convinced and rejected the stay application.

Rakyat desak Pilihan Raya Perak segera

Voters back fresh Perak polls in new survey
By Syed Jaymal Zahiid
Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 — Despite giving Datuk Seri Najib Razak a high approval rating as the country’s new prime minister, Malaysians appeared to view the continuing political tussle in Perak as a major black mark for the new administration.

The results from a survey by the independent Merdeka Center shows that 44 per cent of Malaysians polled backed the call for fresh elections as the way to resolve the crisis.

Those who feel the best resolution is to “persuade the people to accept the Barisan Nasional (BN) state government” accounted for just 18 per cent of those polled.

Another 18 per cent want fresh elections in the three seats belonging to the three Pakatan Rakyat (PR) defectors. The three defections had helped tip the balance in favour of BN and sparked an unprecedented political and constitutional crisis.

A striking result of the poll showed that a majority of Malay voters also backed fresh elections.

A total of 38 per cent of Malays agreed that the state assembly should be dissolved, with 15 per cent calling for polls in the three affected seats. Some 30 per cent of Malays backed the BN government.

Among the Chinese polled, 54 per cent wanted fresh elections, 20 per cent wanted polls in the three seats while just 8 per cent backed the BN government.

For the Indian community, 46 per cent wanted fresh elections, 24 per cent called for polls in the three seats, and only 15 per cent supported the BN government.

Ousted Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin from the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) said the poll vindicated his stand of fighting for the state assembly to be dissolved.

“They should call for fresh elections in Perak. Najib is behind the power grab and drama there and if he wants to save BN, he should dissolve the state assembly and I would believe that he would be encouraged to dissolve it to ride on the momentum of his popular support,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

Some 1,060 selected registered voters were surveyed between June 19 and July 1.

They were asked a range of questions to gauge the PM’s performance, sentiment on the country and economy and measures to liberalise the economy.

The margin of error is about +/- 3 per cent. The survey was jointly commissioned by Merdeka Center and a research house. Najib’s approval rating was 65 per cent, a spike from the tepid 46 per cent in mid-May and 42 per cent just before he became the country’s sixth leader.

Twenty-two per cent are dissatisfied with his performance while 13 per cent were undecided.

“I would think that Najib should capitalise on the encouraging survey which shows that he is popular because of his policies and call for a state election in Perak.

[Nizar said the poll vindicated his stand of fighting for the Perak state assembly to be dissolved. — File pic]

Nizar said the poll vindicated his stand of fighting for the Perak state assembly to be dissolved. — File pic
“Najib is on the rising wave and he can ride it further on a sustained basis if responds to the aspiration of the people,” said Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam from the Centre for Public Policy Studies.

The survey appeared to show that there is broad appeal for Najib’s economic reforms.

But BN’s power-grab in Perak, which happened in February before Najib took office, is seen as an affair which has left a bad taste in the mouth for Malaysians.

The power grab, masterminded by Najib, has resulted in continuing political unstability with countless court battles and even two farcical state assembly sittings.

Nizar is still challenging the legitimacy of Datuk Dr Zambry Kadir’s appointment as mentri besar.

Tomorrow, the Federal Court in Putrajaya will hear Nizar’s final appeal.

Pembubaran Dun Perak dan Pilihan Raya Negeri Perak?

Pakatan Rakyat gearing up for state election in Perak
Kong See Hoh Updated: 04:35 PM Tue, 07 Jul 2009  The Sun

KUALA LUMPUR: (July 7, 2009) : Pakatan Rakyat (PR) is gearing up for a state
election in Perak which it believes will be held very soon.

According to a report in Oriental Daily News, PR is dead sure that the Perak
state assembly will be dissolved soon based on the latest political
developments in the state and the belief the Barisan Nasional (BN) is
worried that the repercussions from its power grab earlier in the year would
affect its performance in the next general election if the “hiccups” in
Perak is not resolved.

PR top leaders said reliable BN sources revealed that Prime Minister Datuk
Seri Najib Abdul Razak has agreed in principle to seek the dissolution of
the Perak state assembly but the Sultan will make final decision on the

The report said PR, at its council meeting on Monday, discussed preparations
for a state election, including on the strategies to be adopted to endear
itself to the people.

It said the coalition believed that the most democratic way to elect a
government is to allow the people to exercise their wisdom and make an
informed choice.

It is understood that PR, which comprises Parti Keadilan Rakyat, PAS and
DAP, is expected to come up its election manifesto soon.

Perak PR has also set up several committees to mobilise members of component
parties at short notices.

It is also learnt that PR will also pick their shadow village heads for some
140 new villages to take care of problems faced by villagers.

Perak PKR deputy chief Chan Lih Kang, who was among those who attended the
PR council meeting, told Oriental that the coalition has all these while
believed that BN will call for an election in Perak and that it is just a
matter of time that the assembly is dissolved.

He was mum about what was discussed at the meeting but stressed that the
abattoir issue in Kedah has not affected Perak PR.

Infamous duo not returning: Nizar
S Pathmawathy and Tarani Palani | Jul 7, 09 4:01pm

Speculation that two of the three independent assemblypersons, whose actions
plunged Perak into a constitutional crisis, were considering returning to
the oppostion was shot down by Perak Pakatan.

Ousted Perak Menteri Besar Mohammed Nizar (left) Jamaluddin poo-poohed
reports that Changkat Jering independent assemblyperson Mohd Osman Jailu had
expressed an intention to rejoin the opposition.

It was reported in Chinese language daily Sin Chew Jit Poh that Nizar met
the former PKR man recently and the latter expressed his unhappiness over
BN’s rule in Perak.

The article quoted Nizar as saying that state assembly deputy speaker Hee
Yit Foong (Jelapang), formerly from DAP, had also expressed similar

‘Osman was very apologetic’

However, Nizar told Malaysiakini that he ‘bumped into’ Mohd Osman by chance
and they exchanged greetings.

“He (Osman) was wearing a cap in an attempt to hide his face but I
recognised him and we chatted awhile but he did not say anything about
returning to Pakatan,” said Nizar.

“Osman was, nevertheless, very apologetic and told me that he was not to be
blamed for what had taken place in Perak,” said Nizar.

Nizar also said had no contact with Hee since the May 7 state assembly

Mohd Osman, Hee and Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (Behrang-PKR) resigned from
Pakatan on Feb 4, and became BN-friendly independents.

DAP not on speaking terms with Hee

Their actions cost Pakatan its majority in the state assembly, and BN
wrested control of the state government.

Mohd Osman and Hee could not be contacted.

Former executive councillor member A Sivanesan (left), while acknowledging
that the two had met, said he was not aware of any talk of Mohd Osman
wanting to return to the Pakatan fold.

Moreover, he said that none of the DAP leaders are on speaking terms with

Sivanesan said the three who crossed over may not have received the promised
perks, thus the speculations of them being unhappy and wanting to return to
the opposition.

“Foong is still a deputy speaker (as she was before). The other two, who
were exco members, are merely leaders. There is uncertainty if they have
received what they were promised,” said Sivanesan.

I am happy being neutral

Behrang assemblyperson Jamaluddin meanwhile told Malaysiakini that there was
no basis for reports of him rejoining PKR.

He said he was “comfortable being a neutral party”.

Jamaluddin added that Nizar had tried to contact him last Tuesday around
midnight but he had refused to answer the phone call.

He said that he had no intentions of talking with Nizar.

He also said that this was the first time the ousted menteri besar had tried
to contact him since his defection last February.

Di bawah pemerintahan MB haram…

July 07, 2009 12:45 PM

Rising Crime Rate In Perak

By: Ramjit

IPOH, July 7 (Bernama) — Crimes involving robbery, car theft and snatching in Perak has leaped up in the first six months of this year comapared to the same period last year, said Perak chief police officer, Datuk Zulkefli Abdullah.

He said cases involving robbery increased by 197 cases from 541 cases in the first six months of last year to 739 cases this year which was a 36.35 hike.

“Police observation found that the jump was due to the economic slump along with unemployment,” he told reporters after the Chief Police Officer’s monthly gathering at the Perak Police Contingent Headquarters here today.

He said the criminals were also into drug abuse and their targets included 24-hour joints, roadside stalls and housing areas.

Car theft from January to June this year went up from 55 for all of last year to 138 cases in the first six month period this year that is a jump of 150.91 per cent.

He said the cases of motorcycle theft also rose from 2,287 in the first six month period last year to 2,398 in the same period this year (a 4.85 per cent rise) while car theft rose from 222 to 326 cases (46.85 per cent).

Zulkefli said snatching theft rose from 195 cases to 268 cases in the first half of the year, that is by 37.44 per cent.

He said the districts of Ipoh, Manjung, Taiping and Hilir Perak were where most of the crimes happened.

He was also upset with the attitude of the people in the state who did not provide information to the police about crimes in their area.

He said the meeting-the-clients programme at police stations held each Tuesday was not very well attended by the public.

“People only blame the police when there is a crime committed but when the police have a programme like meeting the clients there is poor response,” he said.

Zulkefli said the police also had a website perak/index.html to get feedback from the public on crimes.


Perak Impasse

Nizar appeals, seeks 11-member bench
Jun 19, 09 4:20pm
Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin has filed his appeal against the Court of Appeal decision that his rival, BN’s Zambry Abd Kadir, is the legitimate Perak menteri besar.


In applying for the appeal in the Federal Court, the ousted menteri besar has sought a full bench of 11 top judges to hear his case.

nizar jamaluddin court 190609 4His application has been set for hearing in the Federal Court on July 9 and 10.

Nizar arrived at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya 3.05pm and was followed by his lawyer, Leong Cheok Keng, 10 minutes later.

The ousted MB has filed the appeal despite not being able to obtain the written judgment from the appellate court.

He said the appeal was based on grounds given during the five-minute oral judgment delivered by the three-member Court of Appeal panel on May 22, almost a month ago.

[More to follow]

PERAK: Penting dan Segera

“Sambutan 1 Perak Gelita” akan diadakan serentak di seluruh Perak petang ini.   Sambutan di Dun Hutan Melintang akan bermula jam 5.30petang – 7.30malam di pasar malam Simpang 4 – kempen tandatangan Rakyat/ Demo aman bubarkan Dun Perak.

Hari ini juga 8.30malam ceramah “1 Perak Gelita” dan Pilihan Raya Kecil Penanti di Pusat Maklumat & Media KEADILAN di Taman Meru & Ulu Kinta.

Semua dijemput hadir berpakaian hitam.

Perak: Tangkap!Tangkap!

Sivakumar and 7 Pakatan reps arrested in Ipoh
Humayun Kabir | May 26, 09 9:28am
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Eight Perak Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives and six others were arrested by the Ipoh police about 11.25am for alleged illegal assembly.

They were arrested while walking in a procession from the DAP headquarters to the High Court to observe a suit being filed against the BN state government over the sacking of elected village heads.

perak hunger strike arrest 260509 02Among those arrested were ousted assembly speaker V Sivakumar (centre in photo), DAP’s Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran and state assemblypersons Keshwinder Singh (DAP-Malim Nawar), Chan Ming Kai (PKR-Simpang Pulai), Chang Lih Kang (PKR-Teja), Leong Mee Meng (DAP-Jalong), Thomas Su (DAP-Pasir Pinji) and Lim Pek Har (DAP-Menglembu).

In all, those arrested were one DAP parliamentarian, five DAP and two PKR state representatives, two DAP members, Sivakumar’s two bodyguards and two onlookers who were held at a nearby coffee shop.

perak hunger strike pakatan adun police arrest 260509 02They have been taken to the Ipoh district police station for investigations.

They were all released at 4.20pm and were received by ousted Pakatan menteri besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin.

Kulasegaran told reporters that they were released on police bail and must report back to the Ipoh Magistrate’s Court on June 26.

The group had earlier taken part in the launch of Pakatan’s hunger strike which was officiated by Nizar.

perak hunger strike arrest 260509 01Nizar was not among those arrested as he had left for the High Court for the filing of the suit.

Kulasegaran said that the 14 had continued with their hunger strike during their five-hour detention.

In the latest development, several Pakatan elected representatives and their supporters numbering about 30 continued with their hunger strike at the DAP headquarters at about 5.15pm.

State DAP leader Ngeh Khoo Ham earlier told Malaysiakini that he had lodged a police report on the arrests.

Five arrested earlier, probed for sedition

Earlier this morning, five workers were also arrested while making arrangements for the launch of a three-day hunger strike.

perak hunger strike police arrest at ipoh dap office 260509 03They are employees of an event management company, and were setting up a canopy at the DAP headquarters in Ipoh when the police arrived about 6am.

They were however released at 5.40pm must also report back to the Ipoh Magistrate’s Court next month.

Perak police chief Zulkefli Abdullah told reporters that statements had been taken from the 14 and that they would be investigated under the Police Act for taking part in an illegal gathering.

perak state pakatan adun hunger strike launch 260509 02As for the five workers, Zulkefli said that they would be investigated under the Sedition Act for putting up a large balloon with the wordings ‘Daulat Tuanku’ and ‘Bubar DUN’ (Dissolve the Assembly).

Earlier this morning, the police seized the huge balloon which was to have been released to mark the beginning of the hunger strike at 10am.

DAP party workers told Malaysiakini that the balloon was specifically made for the event at a cost of about RM2,000.

Pakatan elected representatives were not at the DAP headquarters when the police raid took place.

perak hunger strike pakatan adun police arrest 260509 03At about 9.15am, a large contingent of police, including some 20 Federal Reserve Unit personnel, were still stationed outside the DAP office. They prevented anyone from going near the canopy.

However the police stepped aside when Nizar arrived at 10.10am.

Other Pakatan elected representatives soon arrived at the DAP headquarters.

The hunger strike was aimed at persuading the Perak sultan to dissolve the state assembly for snap state elections to be held.

A permit to shake hands?

The police subsequently ordered the organiser to remove the canopy and a banner which was put up.

Earlier, a commotion had erupted between Ipoh City Council officers and Pakatan leaders over the attempt to remove the banner.

A visibly angry state DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming then asked the council officers to grant them some time before dismantling the banner.

A noon deadline was set but the banner was removed at about 11.45am.

perak hunger strike police arrest at ipoh dap office 260509 06Another side-show took shape when Nizar was at the DAP headquarters. A police officer prevented him from shaking hands with the police.

This prompted a supporter to ask: “Do you need permit to shake hands?”

Nizar launched the hunger strike at 10.44am.

In his speech, he said the people of Perak did not want a menteri besar appointed by the court, referring to a Court of Appeal decision last week which recognised his rival, Zambry Abd Kadir, as the menteri besar.

“Surveys show that 90 percent of the people want the dissolution of state assembly,” he said.

“People don’t want a menteri besar elected by the court. They want a menteri besar elected by the people. Whatever decision made by the court, people’s power will make the final decision,” added.

Suit filed against BN

At the Ipoh High Court, meanwhile, 817 Pakatan appointed village heads and committee members filed a suit seeking a judicial review over their dismissal by the BN-led state government.

The suit was filed at 11.45am by their lawyer Leong Cheok Keng.

perak hunger strike pakatan adun police arrest 260509 01According to them, their term  is only to end on July 21, 2010 but had been terminated effective April 16 when Zambry became the menteri besar.

About 80 of the aggrieved village heads and committee members were at the court. They were led by Padang Rengas village head Mohd Ridzuan Asit.

The plaintiffs are seeking orders from the court to quash their dismissal and be reinstated to their posts.

They want an injunction to stop the BN state government from appointing others to their posts.

“We also want the court to stop BN from barring others from using the village community halls, and not limit these to BN’s use only,” said Mohd Ridzuan.

They are further seeking punitive, exemplary and aggravated damages, an investigation into the losses suffered by the village heads and the cost of the action.

Nizar, who was present, left the premises at noon after the filing process was completed.

PDRM terus diperalatkan oleh BN (updated)

Wanita KEADILAN memandang serius penangkapan Ahli-Ahli Yang Berhormat dari DAP, Janice Lee dan Teo Nie Ching serta teman-teman mereka dalam mempamerkan ketidakpuasan hati secara aman mengenai rampasan kuasa BN di Perak. Mereka tidak melakukan apa-apa kesalahan di sisi undang-undang yang adil. Mereka ditangkap kerana melakukan sesuatu yang tidak disukai oleh BN. PDRM sekali lagi telah digunakan semata-mata untuk menegakkan kemahuan BN.

Insiden itu berlaku di luar pejabat Ahli Parlimen Seputeh, Teresa Kok di Parlimen Seputeh semalam, 19 Mei 2009.

Mereka yang berhimpun secara aman itu telah berhasrat memulakan kempen tandatangan rakyat bagi menuntut supaya rakyat diberi pilihan segera untuk memilih kerajaan di negeri Perak.   Rakyat menuntut agar Dun Perak dibubarkan serta-merta.



Unfazed by arrests, vigils to proceed
May 20, 09 3:46pm
The continued arrest of those who don black and light candles to mourn the ‘demise of democracy’ has failed to deter opposition politicians and activists from pressing on with their agenda.


Barely 24 hours after 11 more were picked up – including two DAP elected reps – two more vigils have been organised to be held tonight and tomorrow.

dapsy seputeh vigil 190509 07The politicians and activists are demanding the dissolution of the Perak state assembly in order for a fresh election to be held.

The northern state has been in political turmoil since Barisan Nasional seized control of the administration following the defections of three Pakatan Rakyat assemblypersons.

Last night, the police arrested DAP politicians Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching and Teratai state assemblyperson Jenice Lee as well as nine party workers.

The group held a vigil held outside the office of DAP Seputeh MP Teresa Kok in Kuala Lumpur to showcase their dissatisfaction.

dap members arrest at teresa kok candle light vigil 190509 09However, the police accused them of staging an illegal assembly. All 11 were released this morning.

Since May 5, a total of 126 people, including politicians, have been arrested for wearing black and celebrating the birthday of murdered Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.

It was the second time in as many weeks that Lee was arrested. She was detained by the police in Ipoh on May 7 outside the Perak state assembly when it held its controversial meeting.

Civil society groups have condemned the action, saying: “It is ridiculous that Malaysians now seem to have lost their right to choose what colour they can wear and to light candles.”

Tonight’s vigil will be held at Sri Kembangan outside the service centre of DAP’s Teo, while tomorrow’s event will take place outside Lee’s office in Ampang.

‘Of candles and KFC’

Asked at a press conference today if the vigils would continue in view of the arrests, a defiant Lee replied: “We (will) only end the vigils when Najib ends (the political crisis).”

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has been credited with masterminding the BN takeover in Perak.

11 dap members candle light vigil arrest scah pc 200509 06A visibly vexed Lee stressed that lighting candles is a right.

“If you deny our right to light up candles, it is like you denying our right to eat KFC.”

Lee also accused the police of selective ‘colour-based’ arrest.

“Most of the people who came last night did not wear black but only the ones who wore black got arrested. So how can you justify this?

“If you are not allowed to have an assembly, then would you arrest people at a night market or even at a bus stop – if there are more than three people waiting for a bus?

“So what does this mean? The law itself is not just. The law is there to protect us and not to limit or deny our freedom.”

Focus on fighting crime

DAP publicity chief and PJ Utara MP Tony Pua called on the police to concentrate on fighting crime instead of launching crackdowns on candlelight vigils.

“Last night’s arrests serve only to remind the public of how obtuse the Royal Malaysia Police has become. It was a low-key candlelight vigil. And yet in a remarkable show of force, a nearly 100-strong police team swooped on the gathering,” he said in a statement.

dap graftbuster pc 230409 tony puaWith a tinge of sarcasm, he added: “While DAP fully appreciates the effort by the police to grant some of the party’s low-profile activities instantaneous nationwide publicity, we strongly condemn police intimidation and oppression.”

He said the police should instead focus on its job at hand to fight rampant crime across the country which in the past three weeks have reached an incredulous state when victims have included MCA president Ong Tee Keat and the political secretary to the deputy premier himself.

“The police even suffered their greatest ignominy in recent years when the Johor Bahru OCPD ACP Zainuddin Yaakob was tied up and robbed at knife point in his own house,” he added.

In view of this, Pua called on inspector-general of police Musa Hassan to apologise to the detainees and all Malaysians for wrongful detention and for acting against the prime minister’s call for ‘1Malaysia’.

In addition, he said Najib must carry out his promise of ‘People First, Performance Now’ by finally fulfilling BN’s promise to set up the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission.