Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ngeh: Action can be taken against Prime Minister - Star

Feb 22, 2009

IPOH: The Perak DAP has taken the Prime Minister to task for asking Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir to lodge a police report against the Speaker.

State DAP chief Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham said the Perak legislative assembly speaker and the Rights and Privileges Committee had made their decision based on the state constitution and the laws governing them.

“Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has committed contempt against the committee.

“Action can be taken against him,” he said yesterday in expressing disappointment at Abdullah’s actions.

On Friday, Abdullah had told Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and his exco members to go to the State Assembly as usual despite the suspension order issued by Speaker V. Sivakumar.

“Section 3 of the Perak Legislative Assembly (Privileges) Enactment 1959 clearly states that no member of the legislative assembly shall be liable to any civil suit or criminal proceedings, arrest, imprisonment or damages for anything done or said by them in the state assembly or any committee,” he said.

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