Khairy slams “jungle culture” of PR reps

By Gan Pei Ling (The Nut Graph)

PETALING JAYA, 7 May 2009: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin blasted the Pakatan Rakyat's Perak assemblypersons for bringing "jungle culture" into the state assembly sitting today.

"Haven't the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state reps and supporters trivialised our political system enough by convening the state assembly sitting under a tree? Now they have created havoc by defying the sultan's orders, the federal court ruling and police order," Khairy complained his blog posting today.

(File pic by Danny Lim)

Terming the entire episode as a "tragedy for democracy", Khairy said he was disappointed that "jungle culture" had been brought into the state assembly today.

He said speaker V Sivakumar's action in ordering Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and his six executive councillors to leave the assembly sitting is against the Federal Court ruling on 16 April that lifted their suspension.

"Furthermore, even though Sivakumar has been replaced by a new speaker, with the help and support of other PR Aduns, he refused to give up his seat to new speaker, former Sungkai assemblyperson R Ganesan," said Khairy.

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