This very morning, the legal resolution is sought in Court for the determination of the confusion in Perak of who the legitimate Menteri Besar, Nizar or Zambry. That's fine, let's help it that way.
The Royal Malaysia Police, under the stewardship of Hamid Albar has committed the gravest of errors in a civilized society, so-called, as Malaysia. This is treachery against the rule of Law imbued in the Constitution. It's a TREASON to drag the Honorable Speaker of any Dewan Undangan Negeri to be questioned by the Police.
The Inspector General of Police who authorized this should vacate his Office to save the Nation further disgrace.
Bar slams police for questioning Perak Speaker
By Debra Chong
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 – The Malaysian Bar Council has denounced the interrogation of the Perak state assembly speaker by the police.
Its president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said yesterday's police questioning was “ill-advised” and “violates the doctrine of the separation of powers in the legislative assemblies”.
“It’s setting a dangerous precedent because the Speaker cannot be interfered with,” she told The Malaysian Insider today.
“He enjoys certain privileges and immunities under the Federal Constitution and certain enactments in Perak,” she added.
Ambiga explained that the implications of the police’s action is very dire, even if the questioning appears to be a routine procedure.
“Once it starts, no legislative assembly is safe anymore. No speaker will have the freedom to carry out his functions and duties as speaker if he is subjected to questioning by outside forces,” she said, noting that V. Sivakumar was called in for questioning in his official capacity.
“Unless respect is given for certain basic, core principles, if anything goes, it will not promote the rule of law,” Ambiga concluded.