Sunday, May 18, 2008


(Photos by anonymous reader)

I’ll not apologise to a law breaker, says Selangor police chief

The Star, Sunday May 18, 2008. By KULDEEP S. JESSY

PETALING JAYA: Selangor CPO Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said he will not apologise to Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng who was allegedly assaulted by police during a recent demonstration.

He said there was no reason for him to bow to Lim's demands as the MP had flouted the law with several Bandar Mahkota Cheras residents during the Grand Saga demonstration on May 8. It was held over the closure of an access road that bypassed the toll plaza.

“Why must I apologise to a law breaker. I am just doing my job,'' he told reporters after giving away prizes for the best police station in the state at the Kajang station yesterday.

DCP Khalid also held a dialogue session with representatives from the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) at the same venue.

Lim had claimed that several residents were brutally treated when they were arrested for protesting. He said he planned to sue the police over the incident unless DCP Khalid apologised.

Lim also claimed that some plainclothes policemen assaulted him when he tried to prevent the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) personnel from using water cannon to disperse the crowd.

Four people were picked up after about 1,000 people, mostly residents from the nearby areas, gathered from 4pm to stop Grand Saga from building barricades across the road.

The protesters played a cat-and-mouse game with the authorities until 10.30pm when the situation worsened.

Lim pulled the plug of a generator before standing in front of a water cannon to prevent the police from aiming it at the crowd. During the ensuing commotion, Lim was said to have been assaulted.

Saya tak akan memohon maaf kepada mereka yang melanggar undang – undang kata Ketua Polis Selangor

The Star , Ahad May 18 2008. Oleh: KULDEEP S. JESSY

Petaling Jaya: Timbalan CPO Selangor Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar berkata beliau tidak akan memohon maaf kepada wakil rakyat Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng yang telah dicederakan oleh polis dalam demonstrasi yang terkini.

Beliau berkata tiada alas an untuk beliau tunduk kepada permintaan Lim kerana MP tersebut telah melanggari undang – undang bersama beberapa penduduk Bandar Mahkota Cheras dalam demonstrasi Grand Saga pada May 8. Demonstrasi dijalankan untuk menentang penutupan jalan yang boleh melepasi toll plaza.

“ Mengapa saya perlu memohan maaf kepada seseorang yang melanggari undang – undang ? I hanya sekadar menjalankan tugas saya sahaja. Kata belaiau kepada pemberita selepas pemberian hadiah kepada balai polis terbaik di kajang semalam.

DCP Khalid juga mengadakan satu sesi dialog bersama wakil daripada Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation ( MCPF ) di tempat yang sama.

Menurut Lim banyak penduduk juga tercedera apabila mereka ditangkap oleh polis semasa menentang. Beliau juga merancang untuk mendakwa pihak polis berikutan isu tersebut melainkan DCD Khalid memohon maaf.

Lim juga berkata pihak polis yang tidak memakai pakaian seragama mencederakan beliau apabila beliau cuba melindungi masyarakat daripada disembur water cannon oleh Federal Reserve Unit ( FRU )

Empat orang telah diambil setelah 1000 orang yang majoritinya merupakan penduduk daripada kawasan setempat berkumpul pada pukul 4 untuk menghalang Grand Saga daripada membina barricades untuk melepasi jalan.

Penentang – penentang juga bermain permainan tikuys dan kucing dengan pihak berkuasa sampai 10.30 apabila situasi semakin parah

Lim ditarik daripada plug generator sebelum berdiri di depan water cannon untuk menghalang polid daripada sasar kepada orang di sekeliling. Pada masa itu , Lim berkata beliau telah dicederakan.

(Diterjemahkan oleh: Shen Yee Aun)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Police Brutality (updated)

Last night, police doused some 500 residents with water cannons and fired dozens of tear gas canisters into the crowd at Bandar Mahkota Cheras.

Bdr Mahkota Cheras Buka Jalan Action Team Chairman Tan Boon Hwa and MP Segambut Lim Lip Eng were assaulted by the plain cloths police officers; Tan accuses the police officer on clamping his legs with the police vehicle door.

Lim’s clothes were torn up and being punched on the face and forehead.

Tan got beaten on his eye and face; his legs were being clamp during his arrest when he was being brought into a police car.

Lim was accompanied by Selangor Exco YB Ean Yong to seek treatment at a clinic where Tan was detained in Kajang police station.

Except for Lim’s injuries, his car that parked not far from the scene was destroy, car’s body was scratched, wipers broke off, 2 tires were deflated.

*Article translated from msm by an anonymous reader.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Father Figure

(12th Parliament- Me swearing in on 28/04/2008,
photo courtesy from YB Wee Choo Keong.)

The first two days in the 12th Parliament (28-29/4/08) were of solemn ceremonious function. I got to meet the King, the Queen & the entire entourage.

The 3rd day was nothing short of my expectation. Uncle Kit & I was in Labis, Johor the night before for a DAP dinner. I told party member there I would not expect the Dewan Rakyat’s question time to reach Uncle Kit’s question which was listed no. 5 (mine was no. 52). As it turned out the following day, the Dewan only had time for the first 3 questions.

I attribute what had transpired in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday to the new Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia. He just doesn’t know how to make orders in the August House. If I could recall it well, Pandikar has only made two rulings during the 1 ½ hours question time, the first one was to take into account all punctuation in our future questions in Parliament not to exceed 40 words & the second was to “melupakan” the unruly challenges by Datuk Ibrahim Ali (Ind – Pasir Mas) & Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin (BN – Kinabatangan) to ask Mr Karpal Singh (who’s wheelchair bound) to stand up. I raised a point of order at the end of the 1 ½ hours question time to demand for Ibrahim & Bung Mokhtar to retract their scornful & discriminatory challenge against “orang kurang upaya” like Mr Karpal, unfortunately the Speaker still insisted that we should “melupakan”.

For that, I urge all physically unfit people to publicly protest & demand for an unreserved apology from the Speaker, Ibrahim & Bung Mokhtar.

I also noted from a newspaper report that the new Speaker wishes to act like a father in Dewan Rakyat to all MPs. Pandikar, a father figure to Pakatan Rakyat MPs? That was the first joke in the 12th Parliament.

Lim Lip Eng
DAP MP for Segambut