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BERSIH: Hishamuddin must resign if Najib means business

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on May 18, 2009

MALAYSIA TODAY

The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH) supports the Bar Council’s demand for the resignation of the Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein, Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan, the Brickfields OCPD Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid and investigating officer on-duty Jude Pereira over the unlawful arrest of five lawyers on duty on May 7, 2009.

Responding to the Bar’s demand for an apology, Hishamuddin has replied that “lawyers are not above the law”, implying that lawyers representing detainees can be construed as a “criminal” act. BERSIH stresses that, such responses reveal a lack of both competence and integrity on the part of the Home Minister who is in charge of law and order issues.

BERSIH calls upon Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to immediately remove Hishamuddin from his Home Affairs portfolio if the Minister refuses to resign. A minor reshuffle of the Cabinet is inevitable if the Prime Minister means business in his slogan “performance now”. Like the Perak coup, Hishamuddin’s abysmal and misjudged performance is now a liability to the new Cabinet.

Read more at: http://bersih.org/?p=2294

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