Kit Siang claims IGP out to get him, Pakatan leaders

(The Malaysian Insider) KUANTAN, Aug 2 — Veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang has charged that the police are looking for him and other Pakatan Rakyat leaders in connection with yesterday’s anti-ISA rally in Kuala Lumpur because it is part of Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan's personal vendetta.

"Musa Hassan is wreaking personal vengeance against me and other Pakatan Rakyat leaders for the Parliamentary Roundtable last week calling for a new IGP to create a safe Malaysia," Lim said at a Kuantan DAP branch dinner last night.

The DAP parliamentary chief and other Pakatan leaders such as Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang were part of tens of thousands of people who attempted to rally against what they called the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA) which allows for detention without trial. Police crushed the protest and arrested 589 people, including several politicians.

"For the first time in 43 years in politics under six prime ministers from Bapa Malaysia Tunku Abdulah Rahman, Tun Razak, Tun Hussein, Tun Mahathir, Tun Abdullah and Datuk Seri Najib Razak, I experienced first hand today the indiscriminate police use of tear gas and its corrosive effects.

"Is this an indication that the Najib premiership is going to be the most draconian of all prime ministers since Merdeka in 1957?" asked the Ipoh Timur MP.

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