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BN assemblypersons lodge report against Sivakumar

IPOH, 28 July 2009: Four state assemblypersons from the Barisan Nasional (BN) today lodged police reports against the Pakatan Rakyat’s speaker and Tronoh assemblyperson V Sivakumar this afternoon for using the official letterhead of the Perak state assembly speaker.

Chairperson of the Perak BN Backbenchers Club Datuk Nadzri Ismail said what Sivakumar did was a serious criminal offence.

“They have ignored the civilised process and what he did was an act of impersonation, which is a crime,” he told reporters after making the police report at the Ipoh District Police Headquarters.

Nadzri, who is also the Manjoi assemblyperson, said Sivakumar did not have any right to call anyone before the special privileges and rights committee because he was no longer the Perak state assembly speaker or the chairperson of the committee.

According to Nadzri, Sivakumar’s tenure as speaker expired after 7 May assembly sitting.

On 23 July, Sivakumar, through Simpang Pulai assemblyperson Chan Ming Kai, had sent a notice to the BN’s speaker Datuk R Ganeson asking him to face the committee yesterday at the speaker’s chamber.

Others who had lodged the police report were Air Kuning assemblyperson Datuk Shamsudin Abu Hassan; Sham Mat Sahat (Alor Pongsu); and Datuk Nasarudin Hashim (Bota). — Bernama

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