Ipoh Police – don’t prop up usurper Zambry’s hocus pocus May 7 State Assembly proceedings


The Ipoh Police have done enough damage to its reputation and professionalism in its conduct during the three-month Perak constitutional and political crisis, being used by the usurper Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir to undermine the important democratic principle and fundamental doctrine of the separation of powers among the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary.

The Police should not now allow itself to be used to prop up usurper Zambry and his executive council’s hocus pocus proceedings in the May 7 Perak State Assembly but must be aware that it has the sworn duty to protect the Perak State Assembly Speaker A. Sivakumar and all Perak State Assembly members (including Pakatan Rakyat) from interference from any quarter in the discharge of their powers and privileges.

In a political contest between the rightful and legitimate Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Nizar Jamaluddin and the usurper and illegitimate Zambry, the least expected of the police is to stay out of the political fray and not to take sides, or the police will be seen as trying to prop up an usurper Zambry regime that has no legitimacy whatsoever in the eyes of the people of Perak.

This is why reports by Pakatan Rakyat Assembly members that they were being harassed by the police personnel who snapped photographs of their family houses last weekend must be deplored in the strongest terms and taken seriously by the top police officers who must give the satisfactory assurance that they will not be used to support the unethical, undemocratic, illegal and unconstitutional power grab in Perak.

After the disastrous Umno-BN defeat in the Bukit Gantang parliamentary by-election, the Prime Minister and UMNO President, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, is trying to wash his hands of the Perak imbroglio. This explains Najib’s withdrawal as the Perak UMNO State Chairman, passing the buck to Zambry.

I do not expect Najib to withdraw as UMNO Perak State Chairman if Umno/BN had won a decisive victory in the Bukit Gantang parliamentary by-election.

However, Najib should realize that as he was personally responsible for the unethical, undemocratic, illegal and unconstitutional power grab, whether he pulls out as UMNO Perak State Chairman is irrelevant as the undemocratic and illegal power grab in Perak will continue as one of his biggest baggages unless and until the Perak State Assembly is dissolved and the mandate returned to the Perakians to elect the state government of their choice.

Either the charade of the usurper Zambry administration is ended now with the dissolution of the Perak State Assembly and the holding of a state-wide Perak general election, or the public judgment on the unethical, undemocratic, illegal and unconstitutional power grab in Perak is postponed untll the 13th general election in less than three years’ time.

In the former, Zambry and his illegal exco are most likely to be evicted from the Perak State Government offices, with Nizar and Pakatan Rakyat exco returning to their rightful places.

In the latter case of the 13th general election, the undemocratic and illegal power grab in Perak will not only be the paramount issue in Perak but also the whole country, and it is not only Zambry who will be evicted from power but Najib himself is likely to end up as Parliamentary Opposition Leader and the shortest-serving UMNO/BN Prime Minister – fulfilling the “RAHMAN” political prophecy.

The whole nation and the whole world will be watching the hocus pocus proceedings of the May 7 Perak State Assembly convened by the usurper Mentri Besar.

The reputation of Perak and Malaysia as a functioning parliamentary democracy is at sake, on which will determine whether it is a plus or minus for Malaysia’s international competitiveness and march towards the goal of being a high-income country.

  1. #1 by frankyapp on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 12:51 pm

    What’s happening guys ? Why is it that the police is in the wrong side of the law ?. It’s pretty clear in this case, PR is the legitimate government. Isn’t it irony of the police to help the illegitimate Umno/Bn government ?.Come on IGP,let’s be honest and do your rightful and legitimate job once and for all. The rakyat will honour and appreciate you forever.

  2. #2 by All For The Road on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 12:59 pm

    The police shouldn’t be seen as partial to BN but events the last few months when BN undemocratically grabbed power of the Perak state government show otherwise. It seemingly looks to take orders from the BN powers-that-be much to the chagrin of the Perak people and voters. Justice must be seen to be done.

    The one and only solution to the Perak political impasse is simply to hold immedaite fresh state-wide elections to let Perakians decide once and for all whom they want as the state government. The BN is so reluctant and adamant not to have it for fear of losing in the elections. Please put the 1Malaysia policy in practice!

  3. #3 by DAP man on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 1:02 pm

    “The Ipoh Police have done enough damage to its reputation and professionalism..”

    The police have no “reputation and professionalism” to speak of nor to lose, and they don’t care a damn if they have any. Their function as a BN component party, is to defend UMNO even if they have to break the law along the way.
    The Perak Crisis has proven this a failed state. Every single public insitution has failed the people – the federal Govt, the PM, the EC, The Police, The Judiciary, the state Secretary and even the monarchy.
    They have all failed the people.

  4. #4 by taiking on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 1:09 pm

    Isnt it clear. Those clowns in ipoh wears the umno badge. And umno = criminals. Therefore as criminals they need special police protection. We cant complain becasue we have ISA protection. They dont!

    Legitimacy is what umno declares and not what you and I say. And in this exercise the court has no role at all. Neither has the laws of the land any role. So if umno says zamidiot is legitimate then he is legitimate. And therefore he needs protection. End of story.

    The police are trying to put fear in the hearts and minds of pakatan members and supporters of pakatan. They really have no good reasons to take photos of pakatan members’ houses.

    There must be a way to get to the heads of the police and the main stream media that in the interest of the nation they should not allow themselves to be used as an instrument by umno. No one expects them to side pakatan. All they have to do is to be neutral and fair. That is their job. And that they failed miserably.

  5. #5 by lee wee tak_ on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 1:27 pm

    The criminals in Perak is going to have a good harvest if most of the polis are sent to guard against tax payers and voters who intend to gather and show support.

    PDRM must take note that one of their primary function is to prevent and combat crime; not aid them

  6. #6 by frankyapp on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 1:33 pm

    Hey DAPman, can the raykat do two things ?. (1) Lodge police report,copy to the International Law of justice for intervention and (2) stage a mammoth human gathering in front of the Legislative State Assembly to show the Perakians mean business.The rest of the rakyat will be with you. Right is right and wrong is wrong,right guys ?.The police will deem my suggestion of stagging a colossal garthering as illegal,so what,after all the IGP also breaks the rule.A huge and peaceful demonstration by the rakyat asking for fair play in a demoncratic Malaysia is not breaking the law and not asking for too much,isn’t it right ?.People’s power works cos it serves as an alternative to bring to the attention of an elected central government for not listening to the raykat rightful demand.

  7. #7 by a g on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 1:55 pm

    Banners! Banners! Do we have banners that say :

    ” MR PM, WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY ‘PEOPLE FIRST’?” ?

  8. #8 by Ken G on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 2:50 pm

    The whole Perak crisis nothing more than a naked display of power by BN to grab and hold on to power in Perak with the connivance of the judiciary, the police, the FRU, the EC, the civil service and even the royalty.

    Anybody with any brain can work out this this unpopular move will have a severe backlash on BN in the next G.E. but BN is strangely unconcerned.

    BN should not cling to the notion that Malaysians forget easily. There will be no lapse in memory with the illegal Perak govt to remind us everyday.

    As Nizar has aptly said, “Perak will be Najib’s graveyard”.

  9. #9 by LALILOo on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 2:56 pm

    I find it disturbing that the police dept could arbitrary encroach in any areas, be it an open space or within a premise, private or public.

    More so when they are working in a Pakatan-controlled states, say Perak, I find them consistently defying the instructions or orders from the state Speaker and the then (or still am) MB Nizar.

    – When they defy the orders, can’t they be prosecuted?
    – Why is it that while the police can encroach in whatsoever areas, why is it that the MB or the state Speaker cannot reprimand them?

    When Karpal Singh was mobbed and attacked by the ruthless UMNO Youth in Parliment that unfortunate day, IGP Musa said that the Parliment was beyond their jurisdiction and any instructions has to come from the Speaker.

    The question is, doesn’t that also applies to the State assembly? That, within the premise, the police has no jurisdiction and all has to adhere to the orders of the State Speaker?

    If so, why do I not see that happening?

  10. #10 by yhsiew on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 3:25 pm

    Apparently the police are trying to safeguard their rice-bowls. Their employment is at stake if they do not do what their BN Master says.

  11. #11 by Godfather on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 3:38 pm

    A more consistent strategy would be to boycott the assembly since PR does not recognise the legitimacy of the sitting, and also of the BN Chief Minister. Let them elect their own Speaker, let them pass whatever resolutions they want, just sit back and enjoy the spectacle of 2 CMs and 2 Speakers.

    We know there is unlikely to be any help from the Judiciary or from the royalty, but at least we have 2013 to aim for.

  12. #12 by badak on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 4:49 pm

    BN leaders are making a fool of themself.. They all shout ” We have the full support of the Rakyat ” The rakyat is behind us. If BN have the [email protected]##@ then why not call for a state wide election.

  13. #13 by Cinapek on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 5:12 pm

    I am in absolute agreement with Godfather that PR should boycott the May 7 assembly.

    By attending, PR will be giving recognition that the BN is the Govt. of Perak. BN will go to town with this and claim that since PR attended the assembly that they(BN) called, PR has accepted that BN is the ruling Govt in Perak.

    Let them pass any ruling they want. If it is simply to legitimise their giving instructions to the state civil servants and/or the police to prop them up, they are already doing this now anyway. Just like the petty auctioning of the Camrys, curbing and limiting the alternative media to cover the assembly, disbanding the JKKK, all these BN actions are adding to anger and disgust of the people. They will abuse every institution(police, EC, judiciary, civil service) to stay in power but there is one institution that they will not be able to control and that is the people. We will remember this Perak “holocaust” and come the next GE, the people will wipe not only Perak clean of BN but also in the rest of the states. If for one moment BN thinks it can buy time by staying in power and using the time until the next GE to redeem themselves through bribes and corruption they are suffering from false illusions. These dastardly actions has revealed BN’s true nasty self and the people know that if we put them back into power, we are slowly killing ourselves. They must go and those that supported and prop them up will be kicked out with them as well.

  14. #14 by Onlooker Politics on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 6:36 pm

    Boycotting May 7 meeting of State Assembly may not be a good idea because in the absence of Pakatan Rakyat State Assemblymen, Barisan Nasional crooks may simply table an emergency motion to do a constitutional amendment which is unfavourable to Pakatan Rakyat, citing that they have more than two thirds of votes from the total attendances in the meeting!

    Since there is no due respect being given by Zambry to the constitutional provision such as Article 72 (1) of the Federal Constitution, it is quite likely that Zambry is going to interpret the Federal Constitution and the State Constitution in accordance with his personal liking.

    It will be much better for Pakatan Rakyat leaders to try it all out with every possible way in order to get the Sultan to withdraw the signature for the convene of Assembly meeting, if such a signature has already been given to the ex Assembly Clerk, Abdullah Antong Sabri.

  15. #15 by Onlooker Politics on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 6:47 pm

    Since the Police already went take the pictures of PR Assemblymen’s residential houses, I think PR workers should also go take the pictures of the residential houses of the Perak Police Chief and of the Ipoh OCPD.

    Perhaps by putting all the key police officers’ house pictures and detail addresses on the blogsite, the PR supporters can go visit their houses much more regularly in order to build up a much better rapport with the top police officers. Then the top police officers may stay at home on May 7 in order to have an open house in order to welcome PR supporters.

  16. #16 by Loh on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 7:00 pm

    I agree with Godfather and Cinapek that PK should boycott the meeting on 7 may. If BN has no self respect but insists in using brute force to claim that it is the legitimate government of Perak, partication by PK in activity that looks like normal government functions serves only to give credence to its actions. It amounts to recognising the Zambry’s MB status.

  17. #17 by lopez on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 9:10 pm

    it is walking TALL territory, poor perakians

    looks like it is uphill climb all the way,,,,but these fellas are used to it …50 years of neglect but well known and respected from Amsterdam to New York through London and Hong Kong should i mention more…

    What the heck…laws what laws…european laws, US laws or Common wealth laws…they have seen them all.

    Bottom line, if you are wrong the people will tell and give signal , no need high judge or bolihland judi judisilly in bolihland or doctored news in new$paper and get sucked into the interpretations and protocol and case laws citations.
    Sounds very intelligent but carries no water ….only saliva.

    dont; dream too long bus no.GE13 travel swift and fast, make you sure get on board…..for me ..stand also can lah…if not on top of the bus lah.

  18. #18 by Godfather on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 9:43 pm

    It’s just impossible to prevent a sitting of the Perak Assembly when the police and the state bureaucracy is openly siding with BN. Sivakumar can declare that Mamak Zambry and his troops are banned from the Assembly but how does he physically stop them ? It is more likely that Sivakumar will be carried out kicking and screaming by the security detail.

    I say let them tear up the Perak constitution. Let them do whatever they want – just don’t lend any credence to their shenanigans. The only fight left is the legal angle, and I don’t think we will win, but fight on we must in order to show the voters the injustice of it all. In the final analysis, we must be patient and wait for 2013.

  19. #19 by TomThumb on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 - 11:33 pm

    The means justifies the end.

    BN won control of the SLA because a DAP assemblywoman has betrayed the people’s trust. Thanks to this DAP ADUN the people have been denied their government under PR. It is not UMNO. It is not BN but DAP. The DAP leadership must take full responsibility.

  20. #20 by sightseeing on Wednesday, 6 May 2009 - 1:07 am

    …//It is not UMNO. It is not BN but DAP. The DAP leadership must take full responsibility.// TomThumb
    —————————————————–

    If one of your friends conspired with some gangs to robe your house and rape your wife, then it is not the fault of your friend and his gangs. You as the head of your family must take full responsibility.

  21. #21 by Onlooker Politics on Wednesday, 6 May 2009 - 1:25 am

    Please get Anwar to offer the present Defence Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, a post of Deputy Prime Minister if PR is to take over the control of the Parliament by the hopping of Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to PR. Then all crisis in relation to May 7 Perak Assembly meeting will automatically disappear!

  22. #22 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 6 May 2009 - 9:07 am

    You know why the police can’t get rid of Mat Rempits? Because they they are work for bosses who mentally are also Mat Rempits – political Mat Rempits…

  23. #23 by LBJ on Wednesday, 6 May 2009 - 10:20 am

    This is utterly shameful. Police harassing families of the YBs. Zambry is making more and more mistakes.

    The end result is people’s resentment of BN is increasing.

  24. #24 by edmondyjh on Thursday, 7 May 2009 - 11:58 pm

    what happen today in perak was totally unacceptable,therefore as a rakyat,isn’t there something we can do about it? I’m ashamed to be a malaysian at the moment.

  25. #25 by good coolie on Friday, 8 May 2009 - 11:24 am

    Hello Pakatan, you sore losers. Now you know the importance of money and power. Admit it, you chose three monkeys who promptly betrayed you. Respect the BN fellows: dirty fellows in a dirty field. And give Anwar a knock on the head for gloating over cross-overs that never came. He gave BN the perfect excuse to rob the Perak people. Hey, off with the pampers, Pakatan!

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