Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Malaysiakini : Umno Youth to Karpal

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Youth has threatened to demonstrate every day in front of Karpal Singh’s office until he apologises for his stated intent to take the Sultan of Perak to court over the Mentri Besar issue.

Some 50 Selangor and the Federal Territory Umno Youth members wearing yellow bandanas assembled at 9.30am Tuesday, holding placards and banners in front of Menara Maybank in Jalan Tun Perak here. They shouted slogans denouncing the DAP national chairman.

The group then marched about 200m along Jalan Pudu towards his office under the watchful eyes of police and members of the Federal Reserve Unit.

However, the group failed to personally submit its four-page memorandum and instead pushed it under his office door.

Karpal, when met later in his office, refused to apologise for his statement, citing the legislation that allows him to bring any member of the royal family to court if there was a need.

He also hit out at the police for allowing the demonstrators to march to his office.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman acknowledged the group did not have a permit, but said he used his discretion in warning its members to disperse within 15mins, which they did so.

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