Saturday, February 28, 2009

What Umno Youth & IGP Said & What the Law says

I deny to the claim by umno youth members which is reported in The Star that “I came and, after some heated words, pushed them.” One of them said in the report, “he spoke nicely to Karpal Singh but it was someone else who was rude,” however Karpal said "They were very unruly and refused to let me leave." On one hand, they said “they had gone to Parliament on their own without any prior planning.” On the other hand, they said “they had a smoke while waiting for Karpal outside the tower block.” OxyMORONS?

Also in The Star, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) said “the police had no authority or jurisdiction to enter or intervene during the fracas.” However the law in this land pursuant to 124 of the Penal Code says “Whoever, with the intention of inducing or compelling or attempting to induce or compel a member of Parliament to exercise or refrain from exercising in any manner the lawful powers of such member, assaults or wrongfully restrains, or attempts wrongfully to restrain, or ..., such member shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 7 years, and shall also be liable to fine.” On top of that, the Standing Orders of the Dewan Rakyat says “Order 1(e): Motion directing the IGP to provide free passage to Members of Parliament.” Now, can anyone say the IGP is still fit to be the No. 1 law enforcer?

Lim Lip Eng

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