Unlike other IGPs in the past, Khalid has been an active user of social media; but the action has not always gone down well with some sections of society. — Picture by Choo Choy May
By Zurairi AR
KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — DAP’s Hannah Yeoh sought the attention of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar on Twitter today, informing him that her parents’ house was just robbed.
“5 masked men with parang just robbed my parents’ house in USJ. Dad and brother were tied up @KBAB51,” the Selangor state assembly speaker posted on her Twitter account @hannahyeoh.
The tweet was directed to @KBAB51, Khalid’s Twitter account where he had been swiftly issuing warnings and investigation orders.
Yeoh told Malay Mail Online in a text message later that the men broke into the house around 10am, adding that they wore gloves and had masks covering their heads.
She related that the men tied up her father and brother, while her mother, their domestic helper, grand-aunt and niece were all forced to cover their heads with a blanket while the men ransacked the house for nearly 20 minutes.
“I am thankful that my family members were not injured. It is crime such as this that remains the greatest concern of Malaysians,” said the Subang Jaya assemblyman.
“We want to see a safer Malaysia, and that requires efficient utilization of our police resources in combating real crime.” Continue reading
PKR has filed an emergency motion under Standing Order 18 (1) to discuss the conduct of inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar and subsequently sack him, mainly for using the Sedition Act against lawmakers.
PKR’s Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin (below) filed the motion today with Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia’s office.
“Until today, 36 MPs, university lecturers, students and social activists have been charged, arrested or interrogated by the police using the Sedition Act,” he said in the motion.
He added that Malaysia’s good name would be “tarnished” if Khalid continues to helm the police force.
Pandikar would decide by tomorrow or next week if the motion would be allowed to be debated.
Sim also described Khalid as the “Twitter sheriff” in his motion. Continue reading
Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said there was no need to worry over PAS’s hudud agenda as in the first place, the controversial Islamic penal code runs counter to the Federal Constitution and would therefore never be implemented in Malaysia. — Picture by Choo Choy May
KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Senior Umno minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz turned the heat up a notch in the controversy over hudud today, harshly describing those bickering over the law and its planned implementation in Kelantan as “stupid people”.
The outspoken politician said there was no need to worry over PAS’s hudud agenda as in the first place, the controversial Islamic penal code runs counter to the Federal Constitution and would therefore never be implemented in Malaysia.
“They are all stupid, whoever is talking about this from whichever political party. This can only happen if there is an amendment to the Federal Constitution.
“So why even talk or bother about something that is against the Constitution and will not happen? Exercise in futility,” the former de facto law minister told reporters when met at the Parliament lobby here.
Nazri, who is now Tourism Minister, stressed that punishments for crime and theft under hudud could not be passed without first amending the Constitution as the civil courts already have clear punishments for such offences. Continue reading