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Speaker receives court order on illegal assembly sitting

IPOH, 4 MARCH 2009: The lawyers representing Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir and six state executive councillors today handed over an injunction issued by the High Court refraining State Assembly Speaker V Sivakumar from holding any illegal state assembly sitting.

The court order was handed over by Farid Zul Azlan Abdul Shani, an aide to lawyer Faizul Hilmi Ahmad Zambri, to Sivakumar’s political secretary A Wasu at 4.15pm at Sivakumar’s office. Wasu said Sivakumar was not present to receive the court order as he was attending a meeting.

“The speaker will decide what action would be taken subsequently,” Wasu told reporters after receiving the court order.

Earlier, the lawyers representing Zambry and the six executive councillors, who had arrived at 3pm, failed to hand over the document to Sivakumar as the speaker’s office at the Perak Darul Ridzuan building was locked.

They handed the court order to the state legal adviser’s office in the same building at 3.20pm.

Faizul Hilmi said he had received the injunction from the court dated yesterday at noon today.

“Sivakumar can appeal within 30 days of the date of the court order. However, so far there has been no appeal from him,” he said.

When asked to comment on the submission in court yesterday, he said the state assistant legal adviser, Zulqarnain Hassan, who represented the speaker, had presented the case well. — Bernama

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