Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rights & Priveleges Committee - locked out again.

The members of the Rights & Privileges Committee were again locked out at the State Secretariat gate on July 30 at 10am.

The first time they were locked out was on Monday July 27 when the committee wanted to meet to investigate the complaint received from Pokok Asam Assemblyman Yee Seu Kai regarding the appointment of Datuk R Ganesan as the "new speaker" during the controversial May 7 Assembly sitting and allowing the police into the State Assembly.
Being locked out, the committee adjourned to a hotel to convene their meeting. After hearing the testimonials from 3 witnesses the committee found Datuk Ganesan guilty of contempt of the house and recommended a 6 month jail term for him in the next sitting.
(below pics L : the committee members / R: Complainant Yee and Tommy Thomas)

Based on the chronology of events regarding the appointments on May 7 are deemed illegal because the resolutions were passed before the Raja Muda declared the sitting open.

Anyways this was the scene before 10am on Thursday July 30. Police having breakfast at the malay shop near our State Democracy Tree.

Police bikers standing in the shade opposite the gate entrance.

10am. The committee members taking a group photograph before proceeding to the gate.The group had decided to have their committee hearing inside the state building but did not materialise.

..the now famous "shut gate"that regularly refuses to allow the elected representatives of Perakians from entering...

...Supt Glenn Anthony (far right ) on duty ......
.. elected representatives " are kept out of their "house"

..chief asst to the state secretary Shamsuzaman again had to be the bearer of bad news.

YB Chang Min Kai cheeky as ever. He was planning to sneak in when the motorcyclists were being let out.

Our elected representatives showing off their house badges. However they were not allowed in even to have coffee at their cafeteria.


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