Thursday, February 26, 2009

'Singh is King' mobbed, MP claims assault (updated)

Malaysiakini | S Pathmawathy | Feb 26, 09 2:57pm

A day after proclaiming that 'Singh is King', DAP veteran Karpal Singh finds himself mobbed by a group of angry Umno Youth members at the Parliament lobby.

This followed Karpal's accusation yesterday that the 'celaka' (damn) Umno Youth was responsible for the death threat and live bullets he had received via mail last week.

Karpal had also warned Umno Youth not to play games with him and likened himself to the recent Bollywood blockbuster 'Singh is Kinng'.

At about 2.30pm, the wheelchair-bound politician was surrounded by about 30 Umno Youth members, who prevented him from entering the Dewan Rakyat.

Karpal then telephoned fellow DAP MP Fong Po Kuan, who arrived with a 'rescue team' comprising DAP MPs to save their chairperson.

During the ensuing drama, which saw a little shoving and pushing, DAP MP for Segambut Lim Lip Eng claimed that he was assaulted.

According to Lim, he was hit a number of times on the face and his body.

The opposition parliamentarians also complained that security personnel did not intervene until they made noise.

In an immediate reaction, House speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia expressed regret over the incident, which he said was a first in Parliament.

The speaker added that he would ask the Home Ministry to investigate the matter and vowed that such incidents would not recur.

Meanwhile, a defiant Karpal later declared: "I might be in a wheelchair but I will not be cowed or intimidated by anyone."

BN Backbenchers Club chairperson Tiong King Sing later told reporters that all 22 members of the unruly crowd have been arrested by the police from Bukit Aman.

However, this could not be confirmed with the police.

He also apologised to Karpal over the incident and said that he would urge the speaker to limit the entry of political party supporters into the House.

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Additional 3 photos (below) from www.merdekareview.com







8 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is no need for anyone to prove those barbarian stupidities; those barbarians will prove it them self.

Barbarian leader comes barbarian followers.

mohd ali ismail said...

"no one is above the law" It's only a phrase in Malaysia.

Anonymous said...

UMNO Youth can gather w/o permit whereas Tong Phua & others are arrested and charged during a peaceful gathering? Today, anything can happen like the killing in Mumbai. Are security people also UMNO and how can they allow such thing to happen?

Chris Kooi said...

Why you always got hit 1? :(

Anonymous said...

Lim
You hang on there. Keep up the good work. Dont be too bothered by all these nonsentical issues. You have larger issues at hand to deal with.
Thanks for all your good work.You are a good guy.

Anonymous said...

I am glad that Karpal Singh speaks out and jolted the senses not only from UMNO but the rakyat that we have rights not only just UMNO. In the past, we have been bullied by UMNO especially Dr Mahatail. We support him, Speaker of Perak and MB Nizar all the way.

Anonymous said...

Bro
Pls take good care of yourself la..
How come you are always involved in physical drama ? First in Cheras and now in Parliment. I am fully aware that it is not your fault but you got to take it easy man... TTDI needs you for a long long time. It is a long haul. So take it easy and let these bozos loose. They aint going hurt anyone but themselves
Thanks for your good works mate!

Anonymous said...

Dear YB Lim

You were literally defending the gates of democracy against the
barbarian hordes.

In the court of public opinion, your stature has been enhanced while theirs have been diminished considerably (especially since they threatened a man who is
wheelchair-bound).

Phua Kai Lit