IPOH, 14 May 2009: Perak state executive councillor Datuk Hamidah Osman last night lodged a police report against state assembly speaker V Sivakumar, from the Pakatan Rakyat (PR), alleging abuse of power in expelling seven Barisan National (BN) and three independent assemblypersons from the 7 May assembly sitting.
She said Sivakumar had acted beyond his jurisdiction in booting out the 10 assemblypersons and refusing to start the session, and was in contempt of a court order revoking the suspension of the seven BN assemblypersons.
The action of PR assemblypersons in standing in front of the Regent, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, when he was about to open the sitting was also in contempt of the monarchy and action should be taken against them, she told reporters after lodging the report at the Sungai Senam police station.
Hamidah, who is also Sungai Rapat assemblyperson, also lodged another report against the Ipoh Barat Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) division chief, Fauzi Muda, for defaming her.
Fauzi had accused her of colluding with the police to protect a group of gangsters who had assaulted two brothers who were collecting a debt from the gangsters in Pekan Razaki, Gunung Rapat.
She said she wanted to clear her name and clarify the matter which she claimed was being manipulated by certain parties to gain popularity.
She also said that she would be suing Fauzi for defamation and for tarnishing her name and reputation as an assemblyperson and a state executive councillor.
Fauzi lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday alleging that about 40 gangsters were involved in the incident which resulted from one of them refusing to settle a debt with the two assault victims. — Bernama