Saturday, April 10, 2010

Karpal warns detractors of lodging false reports

Veteran politician Karpal Singh has warned his detractors of dire consequences for lodging false police reports against him for allegedly questioning the Bumiputera privileges. He said the complainants, mainly from Umno youth movement, should realise that legal action can be taken against false reports.

Recalling his last Sunday's press conference, the DAP national chairman said he had never questioned the privileges or special positions given to Malays and natives from Sabah and Sarawak.

“I had only asked the federal government for a time frame to end the privileges because a beginning shall have an end,” he said his statement.

He slammed his detractors that they were wasting taxpayers’ money and police resources by lodging false reports against him.

“They should not be playing with false reports . . . it’s a serious matter.

“They should be prepared to face the consequences,” said the Bukit Gelugor MP, without deliberating on actions he would take.

He called on the Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail and Inspector General of Police Musa Hassan to immediately probe into the veracity of the police reports lodged against him.

“Their investigation shall not be carried out to charge me because I did not commit any crime here.

“The complainant shall be charged if they were found lodging false police reports,” said Karpal.

He also chided Umno youth for making it a habit of misconstruing his statements as seditious.

He said he would not mind giving a ‘lecture’ to Umno youth members on the Sedition Act 1948.

With the latest reports, Karpal has now been slapped with 109 police reports in all.

He boasted that he was probably a ‘world record holder’ for having over 100 police reports lodged against an elected MP.

“But I am unperturbed by it because I have never committed any criminal acts warranting so much reports,” he insisted.

by FMT

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