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No plan now to use ISA on Karpal: PM

PUTRAJAYA, 10 Feb 2009: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today there are currently no plans to use the Internal Security Act (ISA) against DAP chairperson Karpal Singh.

He said, however, that investigation against Karpal had begun.

“When the investigation is completed, the report will be submitted to the Attorney-General for whatever action he deems fit,” the prime minister told reporters when asked to comment on calls from various parties for immediate action to be taken against Karpal, including under the ISA, to maintain public peace.

Karpal had warned those who lodged police reports against him for wanting to sue the Sultan of Perak to be ready to face the consequences.

Asked whether action would be taken against Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin for refusing to vacate the Perak Menteri Besar’s office and official residence, Abdullah said it was not necessary because Nizar had been advised  to do so.

He said he believed that Nizar would leave finally and not take too long to do it because the state government had repeatedly reminded him to vacate the premises following the appointment of a new Menteri Besar. — Bernama

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