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
Monday, February 9, 2009
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