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Police report against embattled speaker Sivakumar

IPOH, 28 July 2009: Four Barisan Nasional (BN) state assemblypersons today lodged police reports against embattled Perak state assembly speaker V Sivakumar for using the official letterhead of the Perak speaker.

Perak BN Backbenchers Club chairperson 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 nor the chairperson of the committee.

Sivakumar’s tenure as state assembly speaker expired after the assembly sat on 7 May 2009, Nadzri said.

On 23 July, Sivakumar, through the Simpang Pulai assemblyperson, Chan Ming Kai, sent a notice to the BN-installed speaker Datuk R Ganesan asking him to face the committee on 27 July in the speaker’s chamber.

Apart from Nadzri, the others who lodged the police report were Datuk Shamsudin Abu Hassan (Air Kuning), Sham Mat Sahat (Alor Pongsu), and Datuk Nasarudin Hashim (Bota). —Bernama

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