Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Perak Speaker's statement recorded by Police

Police yesterday questioned Perak State Speaker V.Sivakumar for two hours over reports lodged against him in relation to political developments in state. The questioning was conducted by three officers from the state commercial crimes department from 3.20pm at the office of law firm Chan & associates alaong Jalan Tun Sambanthan.

A statement was also taken from Sivakumar who had engaged two lawyers Chan Kok Keong and Augustine Anthony as his counsel.

Chan had advised Sivakumar that he need not answer their questions as he is protected under Item Three of the Legislative Assembly (privileges) Enactment 1959 which provides that "No member shall be liable to any civil or criminal proceedings, arrest, imprisonment, or damages by reason of any matter or thing which he may have brought by petition, bill, resolution, motion or otherwise, or have said before the Assembly or any committee."

However, Sivakumar chose to cooperate with the police and attended the session.

Sivakumar's press statement as follows:

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