Pakatan panel finds Zambry ‘guilty’

(The Star) IPOH: V. Sivakumar, who was removed as Perak state assembly speaker, said the assembly’s Rights and Privileges Committee has proposed a three-month suspension and RM250,000 fine against Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and senior state exco member Datuk Hamidah Osman for contempt.

Also “found guilty” by the committee was deputy speaker Hee Yit Foong, who has been recommended for a six-month jail sentence and a RM500,000 fine.

Sivakumar said all three were “found guilty” for their roles during the May 7 assembly sitting.

He said more investigations would be carried out later against State Secretary Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Hashim.

The committee, he said would recommend to the state assembly to take action against the three in the next sitting.

On Wednesday, Sivakumar had also announced that the next state assembly sitting would be held at 10am on Sept 2 at the state assembly building.

In response, Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said, ”What can I say? He (Sivakumar) just wants me to respond to him, to give him a prominent comment.

“I don’t think I need to comment because I never recognised him. Actually, I pity him.” He added that he refused to dance to Sivakumar’s tune and engage in Pakatan Rakyat’s psychological warfare.

“I don’t want to play to their tune. He can play his gendang or kompang but I do not even want to hear his drumbeat,” he told reporters after handing out financial aid to the state’s 289 youth organisations at his official residence here yesterday.

Dr Zambry also acknowledged that the next official assembly sitting would most probably turn out much like the violent May 7 one.

“Well, let them (Pakatan) be. They should do things the right way.