Saturday, May 30, 2009

Today in History - Perak Crisis 3 Feb 2009

Today marks exactly four months since the POWER GRAB in Perak.

Feb 3: The good and efficient Perak Pakatan Rakyat government falls after Behrang assemblyman Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi and Changkat Jering assemblyman Mohd Osman quit Pakatan Keadilan Rakyat. They became 'Barisan Nasional friendly' even though in August 2008 many BN leaders had condemned them for being corrupted.

Feb 4: Jelapang assemblywoman Hee Yit Foong who claimed to be a faithful DAP member for 20 over years quit the DAP. She was at the press conference held by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib declaring the fall of the PR government.

Feb 6: Datuk Seri Dr Zambry was sworn in by the Sultan as the Perak Mentri Besar

Feb 13: Dato’ Seri Nizar filed a lawsuit to challenge the legitimacy of Zambry's 'appointment'

Feb 18: Perak state Legislative Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar suspended Zambry for 18 months following recommendations by the assembly’s Committee of Priviledge. He also suspended the six BN 'state excos'.

Mar 3: Speaker V. Sivakumar convened the state assembly under the ‘Democracy Tree' after the policemen and ‘thugs’ prevented Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen from going into the state assembly to hold their meeting.

Mar 10: Speaker V. Sivakumar filed a lawsuit at the KL High Court against the 3 BN friendly assemblymen and the Election Commission.

Apr 16: The Federal Court ruled that V. Sivakumar does not have the power to suspend Dr Zambry and his exco members. Speaker without power?

Apr 20: Dato’ Seri Nizar filed an affidavit at the KL High Court stating that he had sought the consent of Sultan to dissolve the state assembly because of the deadlock in Perak.

May 7: Speaker V. Sivakumar was dragged from his speaker’s chair and out of the Perak State Assembly by over 60 police officers and ‘thug’ who entered the assembly illegally. Police arrested 69 people including MPs and ADUN in Ipoh.

In Kuala Lumpur, the police arrested 14 people for having a candlelight vigil in support of activist Wong Chin Huat who had been arrested for asking people to wear black. Five lawyers who went to the Brickfields police station to provide legal assistance to the arrested people were also arrested.

May 9: Police raided Sitiawan DAP’s dinner and confiscated the audio and video equipment as we were trying to show state assembly events from the 7th of May 2009. The police also arrested the technician on duty.

May 11: The KL High Court ruled that Dato’ Seri Nizar was the rightful and legitimate Mentri Besar.

May 19 : 12 'Death to Democracy' protesters arrested in Petaling Jaya.

Among those arrested were a MP and several state assemblymen

May 20: Dr Mah Hang Soon announced that BN is to distribute 50,000 DVDs sowing events in the Perak state assembly. Will the police arrest him?

May 21: 16 people including MPs and ADUN were arrested in Petaling Jaya for a candlelight vigil in the hope of seeing the light of democracy in Malaysia.

May 23: Police raided DAP headquarters in Petaling Jaya and took away computers and DVDs. It was the FIRST time in the DAP’s history that the police had ever raided the office. When did the DAP ever becomes a threat to security? Is DAP producing some illegal DVDs? Or pornographic movies?

May 26: Dato’ Seri Nizar launched the 72-hour ‘hunger strike’/‘fasting together’ at Wisma DAP Ipoh. 19 people were arrested by the police. Among those arrested were several ADUNs and an MP.

May 30: YB Lim Kit Siang was quizzed by the police for blaming PM Najib for the Perak crisis.


There is no other solution but the dissolution of the Perak State Legislative Assembly

posted by jason ling and edited by Bénévole Anonymne

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