Rouen, France, 24th May 1431, French patriot and martyr Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans) is tied to stake in the market place of Rouen to be burnt after being found guilty of religious and political sedition, She had claimed that she had heard the voices of St, Michael, St, Catherine and St, Margaret bidding her rescue Paris from English domination in the Hundred Years War
P.Uthayakumar, (C) Hindu Rights Action Force chairman, P. Waytha Moorthy (R) and V. Ganapathy Rao (L) are lifted up by their supporters after being freed from a court in Klang, outside
The Prime Minister ordered the Police Inspector General Musa Hassan to prepare a sedition charge agains Karpal Singh.
Police are interviewing reporters who covered Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh over his statement allegedly questioning the power of the Sultan of Perak.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said recording statements from reporters was part of the police investigation.
“All reporters who interviewed him (Karpal Singh) will have their statements recorded. I can’t reveal off-hand how many reporters will be interviewed,” he said.
He expected the investigation to be completed soon.
“We will hand over our investigation paper to the Attorney-General in two or three days,” he told reporters after launching a new marine police beat base at Banding island in Tasik Temenggor near here yesterday.
Karpal Singh was alleged to have said that the Sultan of Perak had no jurisdiction over the transfer of Datuk Jamry Sury from the Perak Religious Department.
Former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim (C), flanked by opposition party figures Mustafa Ali (L) of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) and Lim Guan Eng (R) of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), addresses journalists during a joint press conference by opposition parties in Kuala Lumpur, 12 December 2007.
However, this grouping, now formally called Pakatan Rakyat (People's Alliance) has won five states and prevented the Barisan Nasional of its previously comfortable two-third majority. Anwar claims that he has the numbers to topple the government, if and when BN component parties, already miffed by UMNO's intransigence and arrogance, have hinted of crossing over. If this can happen, it is good riddance to the Barisan Nasional who are already exhibiting signs of dottage.There would be no element of sedition when the BN is toppled.
Former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahatir Mohamad is reliving the days when Australian PM Paul Keating labelled him RECALCITRANT. In an unprecedented move he resigned from UMNO hoping for a seismic rattle that would see hordes following him out of UMNO. The NST front-paged that TDM obsession with toppling Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi might back-fire. If you want to bring down an elected government, does this smack of mutiny and a whiff of treason. I really dont know. People, pray tell me.Meantime I pray and wait for some sane answers. I hate it when people tell me that we are living in interesting times. Damn, we are living in trouble times.Join me in prayers for answers.