Monday, February 9, 2009

Police reports against Karpal Singh - Malaysiakini

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Feb 9 — Penang Umno Youth today lodged a police report against DAP chairman Karpal Singh for allegedly issuing a warning against people who made police reports against him over the issue of insulting the institution of rulers.

Balik Pulau Umno division Youth chief, Azian Ariffin, who represented the Penang Umno Youth chief, Datuk Mohd Salim Abdul Bari made the police report at the Seberang Perai Tengah police district station here this morning.

Azian said the statement by the Bukit Gelugor member of parliament, as reported in several newspapers today, showed that Karpal Singh attempted to scare those who made police reports against him.

“We hope police will investigate him under Section 506 of the Penal Code for making threatening statements,” Azian told reporters after making the report.

A group called ‘Gagasan Pemuda Wawasan Bayan Baru’ led by its chairman, Shukur Zainal Abidin, made a police report at the Sungai Nibong police station saying that Karpal Singh’s actions caused disunity and tarnished the sovereignty of the rulers.

Another group called ‘Persekutuan Silat Kebangsaan (Pesaka) Pulau Pinang’ also lodged a report that Karpal Singh had insulted the Sultan of Perak. Its vice-president, Ismail Chik, lodged the report

Newspapers today reported that Karpal told those who had made police reports against him to be prepared to face the consequences.

In Sungai Petani, six Kedah Umno divisions made police reports against Karpal Singh for wanting to sue the Sultan of Perak. They were Sik, Merbuk, Jerai, Padang Serai, Kulim Bandar Bahru and the Sungai Petani divisions.

Umno Sik division youth chief, Mahadzir Abdul Hamid, who represented the division, and made a report at the Sungai Petani police station said the report was to urge the authorities to take action against Karpal Singh for being “rebellious” towards the Sultan.

In Alor Setar, four Umno divisions lodged reports. They were the Padang Terap, Pokok Sena, Pendang and Alor Setar divisions.

In Kota Tinggi, Tenggara Umno division Youth chief, Abdul Halim Jalil, lodged a report at the Kota Tinggi police station. Speaking to reporters later, he said Karpal Singh’s actions were “rude and too much”.

The division’s deputy chief, Suhaimi Khalid, said the senior lawyer should be stripped of his citizenship.

“I am ready to bear the cost of sending him to any country which is prepared to take him,” he said.

In Johor Bahru, the Tebrau Umno division Youth deputy chief Datuk Abdul Halim Sulaiman lodged a report at the Setia Indah police station.

In Batu Pahat, about 100 residents of several villages in Seri Medan gathered to voice displeasure at the DAP chairman before their leader, Azmi Rahim, made a police report at the Seri Medan police station. — Bernama


Anonymous said...

I think UMNO ppl is really mental retardation, idiot and selective amnesia. No wonder ppl always call them goon.

They might forget their former Chairman - Dr M amended the law so Sultan can be summon in court. So, any problem Karpal Singh sue Sultan in court. If u really want to strip his citizenship, pls do it to Dr. M, too.

Anonymous said...

Funny how these people would do anything to keep a good man down. You can never prove a man whom is always right to be wrong.

When Karpal fights to maintain and clarify the stance that malaysia is a secular state (and a secular state is one in which all races are looked upon as equals) as opposed to an Islamic state , he is labelled as a racist.

When he fights to defend the rights of citizens to take royalty to court on disputable issues, he is accused of committing treason.

When he voices his stance on party hopping, principles of which are supposed to have been imbeded in the DAP ideology he does not even get the support of some of those in his party which had condemnd such actions before the Pakatan was formed.

This is a man whom fights for the right reasons but because of his bluntness (a truly respectable quality) he is seen as an easy scape goat for both the PR and BN whenever they are important issues that nobody wants to face.

To those who think that his timing was not acceptable, would it have been anymore acceptable if he had come out with it in 6 months, or 6 years later? If anything i think his statements were mild and should have been alot harsher.

I am an opposition supporter but i will never support a leader that embraces party hoping one day and codemns it 10 days later when the hops happen against him. It may be constitutional to hop but it is in no way ethical.

Anwar being the leader of the PR is in no way a lone reason for the capture of the five states. If he was, PKR would have made a big difference in 2004 as opposed to just winning 1 seat.

Every article ive read that is against him has always been based on opinion rather that fact which is sickening because people tend to believe what they read without looking for proof.

Also Karpal Singh is not a millionare lawyer like some of you claim. He has done many cases for free and being a principled man who abides by the law is what makes him successful. No one can prove a man who is always right to be wrong.(unless they twist his words like what most media and bloggers who are looking for someone outspoken to pry on do)

Frankly i am quite appalled by the fact that LKS and LGE are willing to sell their principles in order to ‘win’ rather to fight for what they were ‘preaching’ before the convenient formation of the PR.

I dread to think of the day when malaysian politics looses this man cause when he goes, it looks like good principles would leave with him and we'd be left with BN vs BN (PR)