Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Perak State Assembly Meets Under A Tree - Bernama

IPOH, March 3 (Bernama) -- Perak state assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar and 27 opposition assemblymen convened an "emergency session" under a tree, about 100m from the state assembly building here, today.

The session was held under a tree at 10.20am after the group was barred by police from entering the Perak Darul Ridzuan building, which houses the state assembly, because it did not have the consent of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah.

It was adjourned 25 minutes later after approving three motions.

Earlier, a scuffle occurred when the opposition members tried to enter the building grounds to attend the emergency session in the building.

Police only allowed Sivakumar into the building at about 9.45am and members of the public, including the media, were told to disperse.

Ipoh OCPD ACP Azisman Alias issued a warning to arrest anyone, including elected representatives, who refused to disperse.

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