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Friday, May 9, 2008

Karpal Singh seditious? Hmmmmm I don't think so

There you go... a police report was lodged against the former Tiger of Jelutong, Karpal Singh (MP for Bukit Gelugor) for sedition. Maybe we should turn back the clock some decades ago when it was the Barisan Nasional government that took away the immunity of the royalty by way of amending the constitution. Now is that menderhaka?

What about the UMNO Youth Head statements and gestures of the keris? Is that seditious?

What about the notion of Ketuanan Melayu? Is that seditious? Harming the harmony of the state.

Or what about the Terengganu UMNO going into the streets that had banner stating "natang". Is that seditious and an act of treason against our beloved Supreme Ruler who happened to be the Sultan of Terengganu.

Now I think the police should act in a more independent way.

----------------- taken from The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Three police reports have been lodged against Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh for his statements against the Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah, who directed the Perak Government to reinstate state Religious Department director Datuk Jamry Sury.

Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) chairman Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing and Malay Unity Action Front chairman Osman Abu Bakar lodged the reports separately yesterday.

Tengku Adnan said the comments made by Karpal Singh were seditious and were an insult to the royalty.

“He had made a strong comment that the Sultan and royalty were subject to the law just like a normal citizen following the amendments to the Federal Constitution in 1993.

“The comments were like a warning to the Sultan of Perak and other Malay Rulers that they should not interfere in state administrative matters,” he said after lodging the report at 5.15pm at the Sentul police station here.

Tengku Adnan said Karpal Singh’s comments could incite anti-King and anti-Rulers sentiments among the people and expected more police reports to be lodged.

Earlier, Tiong who is also Bintulu MP, lodged a similar report against Karpal Singh at the Brickfields police station.

Five others including the BNBBC vice-chairman Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi, who is also the Batu Pahat MP, and Razali Ibrahim, who is Muar MP, and the club’s legal adviser accompanied him to the police station.

He claimed that the report on Karpal Singh’s statements was lodged to defend the rights and privileges of the Sultan of Perak and Malay Rulers under the Federal and state Constitutions.

Osman also lodged a report at the Brickfields police station on the same issue and on Karpal Singh insulting the Malay Rulers by asking who had prepared the King's speech when he opened the 12th Parliament session last week.

In Ipoh, Perak Umno Youth called for Karpal Singh to be charged under the Sedition Act.


Anonymous said...

AAB is trying the forced arm-twisting tactic again. Let YB Karpal go to court and cite all the siditious words and actions by the "higher Royalty UMNO". The BN still dumb headed think that they are government and control the Constitutions. The BN component party leaders are still the "yes sirs". Shame on them and let's see PR takes over. I pray that Justice be done and the corrupt be overthrown. God Bless the righteous and destroy the evil.

Anonymous said...

Looks like rakyat need to make concerted effoft to make police reports againts AAB and UMNO goons for making big issue of YB Karpal. They are instigators and the cause of hatred towards the Royalties. I refer them pepetrators, evil doers with ultimate motives, deceptors or any names that you can think of. I pray that All Mighty will deal with them if they don't repent or apologise to YB Karpal.
Maybe we should start roadshow to collect signatures in support of YB Karpal and condemn those UMNO goons and "running dogs". I love YB's boldness and cool manner. Let's keep the issue to our chest, Bros.