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‘GUN BROUGHT INTO MAY 7TH SITTING’

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on May 13, 2009

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DAP state assemblypersons have urged the authorities to investigate their claim that weapons, including a firearm, were brought into the state assembly on May 7.

Perak DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming said that authorities let slip the weapons despite the tight security and metal detectors in place that day.

hee yit foong holding device at yew tian hoe in perak state assembly dewan 070509 zoom inHe also cited Jelapang assemblyperson Hee Yit Fong’s possession of a pepper spray cannister as another example of weapons being brought into the House.

“Maybe the (security personnel) were only interested in checking Pakatan (Rakyat),” said Nga during a press conference at the Perak DAP headquarters in Ipoh today.

person suspected to carry a weapon in perak state assembly building on 070509 130509A video clip played to the press later showed a male in white shirt apparently reaching for an object stuck to the back of his pants. The object however could not be properly identified.

The incident happened shortly before dozens of unidentified individuals stormed the state assembly to forcibly remove speaker V Sivakumar.

Asked if there are any provisions in the Standing Order barring firearms from the state assembly, Sivakumar said there were none but barring firearms was a standard practice in legislative bodies worldwide.

sivakumar pointing at video footage of suspected gun being carried into perak state assembly chaos incident 130509He said that there was a special room provided in the state secretariat building for individuals to deposit their weapons before entering the state assembly.

“What if during the chaos someone else took the weapon from behind his back?” he asked.

Sivakumar said that he would lodge a police report on the matter this afternoon.

Hold a fresh elections

Meanwhile, Nga again urged Barisan Nasional Menteri Besar Zambry Abd Kadir to pave way for a fresh elections in Perak to resolve the current political imbroglio, in view of the High Court decision on Monday to recognise Pakatan’s Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin as the legitimate menteri besar.

A day after the High Court decision, Zambry managed to obtain a stay of execution order from the Court of Appeal, returning the situation to status quo.

scah uuca talk 141205 nga kor mingHowever, Nga said Zambry cannot claim to be the chief executive of the state at this point of time because of the uncertainties involving his appeal.

“The business community dare not move right now because at any time, the stay order might be set aside or Zambry might lose his appeal,” he said.

“We call on Zambry to show statesmanship. We are ready to face the people (in fresh elections). Why is he not?” asked Nga.

Nga added that calls for fresh polls in the state were also intensifying, citing Dewan Negara president Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia and the Council of Churches Malaysia as examples.

On a sarcastic note, he also praised the Court of Appeal for expediting the case and granting a stay order a day after the High Court decision.

“We hope that the judiciary would show similar efficiency in the case of Osman and Jamaluddin,” he said, in reference to the multi-million ringgit graft cases against Changkat Jering assemblyperson Osman Jailu and Behrang assemblyperson Jamaluddin Osman

The duo, together with Hee, left Pakatan to become BN-friendly independents in February allowing BN to seize power of the state.

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