Ketuanan Rakyat leaders deflecting and should be arrested under ISA to prevent instability


In light of the recent wrath of the Malays against DAP Chairman Karpal Singh for wanting to sue HRH Paduka Seri Sultan Perak for the dismissal of DAP–puppet MB Nizar Jamaluddin and appointment of Dato’ Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir as the Xth Perak Menteri Besar, DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng now pushes the blame on fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad instead.

The Star has the story:

Saturday February 14, 2009

Blame it on Mahathir, says Guan Eng


GEORGE TOWN: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has blamed former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for the uproar over Karpal Singh’s plan to sue the Sultan of Perak.

He said Karpal Singh, who is DAP chairman, was merely stating a matter of law that the Sultan could be taken to court.

Lim said it was Dr Mahathir who was behind the 1993 constitutional amendment that allowed Rulers to be stripped of their immunity from prosecution.

“If we look at history, the person who made this law is from Umno. If you want to place blame, then blame the Umno person who is responsible for the deed,” he told reporters before receiving a courtesy call from the Penang Bar Committee at his office in Komtar yesterday.

In Petaling Jaya, Karpal Singh said there was no legal basis to banish him from Perak.

“I firmly stand by my opinion that the Sultan of Perak can be sued in court in his official capacity for having dismissed the Pakatan state government,” he said in a statement.

He said under the Banishment Act, 1959 (Act 79), he could not be banished from any states in the Federation of Malaysia because it is an Act relating to the banishment and expulsion from Malaysia of persons other than citizens.



Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad amended the Federal Constitution in 1993 to revoke the immunity of HRH Rulers for private conduct. This is to ensure that HRHs be responsible on their own actions , moreover when they act on personal capacity. However, if and when HRHs act in their capacity as Sovereign Rulers, the immunity still stands. The institution of HRHs as the symbol of sovereign  and custodian of the Constitution is still intact.

In the episode where HRH Paduka Seri Sultan Perak gave a titah for DAP-puppet MB Nizar to stand down immediately and Dr. Zambry to take over, was really a situation where an act in accordance with the Perak State Constitution. HRH Paduka Seri Sultan Perak evaluated the situation and interpreted the provisions that warrants the change-over of the State Government. After all, DAP-puppet MB Nizar did announce to the press that he was ready for any of Tuanku’s titah, when he sought audience to disssolve the Perak State Assembly.

Unable to deal with ‘defeat’, Pakatan Rakyat leaders resorted to their usual antics, which include street demonstrations that turned violent. They resulted to instigate the rakyat to go against the decision. One of it is to drag HRH Paduka Seri Sultan Perak to court.

This is really a sordid attempt to deflect a situation where the rakyat, especially amongst the Malays have came out in strength to voice their anger on Karpal’s biadabness. Many who have been indifferent on politics now chose to take sides because of this over-biadabness.

The Government should really look into the situation where the Malays sporadically illustrated their anger clearly on the issue. So far, 98 Police reports have been made against DAP Chairman Karpal by different NGOs and UMNO leaders. Drastic actions should be taken to contain the situation, especially from escalating any further.

The Home Minister should consider using the Internal Security Act (ISA) against Pakatan Rakyat leaders as their actions have resulted in so many rakyat showing their anger. The anger and wrath of the Malays could resulted with instability and disharmony across the country. This should be prevented and ISA is specifically designed for the prevention against internal security threats.

Mere bannishment from the state is simply inadequate. DAP Chaiman Karpal should be hauled for this. So should other Pakatan Rakyat leaders like deposed DAP-puppet MB Nizar and DAP Jurassic leader Lim Kit Siang. The real dalang, party-less Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim also should be arrested for master minding all these. The pattern of losing power and instigating anger of the rakyat now is all to familiar just as when the was sacked as the Deputy Prime Minister on 2 September 1998. The only difference is that now, he was careful enough not to have a tagline (“Reformasi” or the likes) for this attempt to create and instigate public outrage against HRH Paduka Seri Sultan Perak.

This should stop now, at all cost. Peace, harmony and stability nation is paramount., especially in trying times. The maruah of HRH Rulers should be defended. It is  really bad when a HRH Sultan had to speak out against the outrage against civil modesty, which PR leaders are staging at the moment in defiance. The Government should not allow Pakatan Rakyat manipulate the situation further and create confusion amongst the rakyat. Some might resorted to demonstrating their wrath in ways we would be sorry for.

Published in: on February 14, 2009 at 07:48  Comments (16)