Saturday, May 10, 2008

Karpal Singh In Fear Of Safety Following PM’s Statement.

Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh fears for his safety now after the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s call the Attorney-General (AG) to decide whether to charge him for questioning the powers of the Perak Sultan.

Karpal Singh, DAP national chairman, said what the Prime Minister had said carried a lot of weight and had serious implications and consequences, which made him worried about his safety.

“I will holding Abdullah Ahmad Badawi responsible for any adverse consequences arising from his statement.”

“His (PM’s) statement urging the AG to act quickly because a lot of people were interested to know what would be the appropriate punishment, clearly amounted him to direct the AG to punish me even before I have been charged in court,” he told a press conference at his office in Green Hall Sunday.

“The statement gave the public a pre-conceived idea that I had committed an offence and should be punished. The Prime Minister should mind his language when addressing the issue.”

He said the AG must not be influenced by Abdullah Ahmad’s call and act without fear and favour.

Karpal Singh also said he would take the next course of action against the Prime Minister if he failed to explain why he made such a remarks on the matter.

“Abdullah Ahmad is diverting the attention from his own mounting problems within Umno and pressure to step down.”

He said he would raise the matter in Parliament on Monday.

On Saturday, two police officers questioned Karpal Singh, for two hours, at his office here, starting 11.30am.

Karpal Singh was questioned over the report made against him in Pasir Mas, Kelantan on April 25 and in Ipoh, Perak on May 5.

He said that he had to justify his stand that the Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah did not have the jurisdiction over the transfer of state Religious Department director Datuk Jamry Sury. (The Star)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right or wrong, it's probably up the AG to take action (based on the supposedly Police Reports).
Certainly not upto the PM to "suggest" anything!
Typical UMNOputra action!

10:28 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Amen said...

Potint to note!! he just an loose cannon!! period!! HE cannot claim or declare what ever he believe in without first discuss with leader in PR. Simple!!! His ideology does not represent PR ideology!1 Simple. Just shut the blooody mouth and do what people what him to do not what he believe in!!!!!!!!!

10:54 PM GMT+8  
Blogger DIASPORA said...

Karpal has raised a pertinent point in asking whether the Ruler should intervene in the affairs of the State Government where State Governments are concerned. His concern prbably would have been to see to it that the admistration of the State does not get into conflicts in the domain of the Ruler, the Legislature, the Judiciary and the Executive.

What would have beebn a lively discussion to enable the State Government to know its position before something develops into another Nepal monarchy problem has now been twisted and turned by the scare mongering BN into a political issue splitting the country into chaos again.

The BN should take serious note that it is not dealing with sycophants and cronies now. Even the cronies are apparently leaving BN in droves because there are no more scraps to be thrown to them.

The BN continues to live in old Fifties and believes that the Public watch the TV and read the pliant Press and accept all that the hoodwinkers put to the Public. In fact the Public want more information on the contracts given out and the Names of those involved in the Companies and Organisations involved in the contracts and the investments held by such individuals directly or through cronies in those companies involed directly or indirectly in the contracts. Of course, if the information cannot come out now - it will certainly come out one day and heads may roll and the present ISA Enforcers may find themselves on the other side - and end up in Kamunting instead. Beware - the ISA and OSA can work both ways. It could work for BN now. But what happens if a non BN group takes control and sees fit to use the ISA and all the other draconian laws on the citizens of this blessed land that God has given us to cherish.

It is men like Karpal, Raja Petra and a host of men and women like them who are keeping this land safe from the looters and marauders of the land.

11:36 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amen 10:54PM. Point to note!! Why should he keep quiet?
If he does then he is just another BN (read: UMNO) wannabe!!!!!
Diaspora...yes it is men like Karpal & RPK who are keeping this land safe from the crooks & "yes" men like amen!!!!!

2:27 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The late Deputy Prime Minister, Ghaffar Baba, said that it is not unlawful to criticise the Rulers. That does not tantamount to sedition. You may not, however, propose that the Monarchy be abolished and for Malaysia to be turned into a Republic, as that would constitute a crime under the Sedition Act."
There you go...maybe the UMNOputras (& amen) can take a leaf out of past UMNO Leaders.

6:10 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it a crime to interpret the constitution on the role of the royalty for the public. Karpal did just that.

10:48 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TALKING ABOUT FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN MALAYSIA..WAKE UP BADAWI!

4:47 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

before the sultanate of MELAKA,there is no any malay ruler/sultan as been proved in history.the first ruler is PARAMESWARA from KESULTANAN MELAKA,COMES FROM SUMATERA INDONESIA ROOTS OF THE HINDU KINGDOM,i think all malaysian knows about the history.and where does the malay/bumiputera comes from ?

10:23 PM GMT+8  

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