Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Pakatan reps arrested, state secretariat blocked
MCPXOusted menteri besar Mohamad Nizar Jamaluddin and some of the Pakatan state reps started arriving to the state secretariat at about 8.45am. Some 150 supporters were present.
The police have also cordoned off the tree under which the last Pakatan-held state assembly was held in March. About 100 police personnel are on standby.
Three reps arrested
"The court order says the public cannot be in the vicinity, but is silent on state assemblypersons. It is illegal to stop state assemblypersons fromperforming their duties...
"Furthermore, Section 90 of the Criminal Procedure Code says that such an order must be gazetted."
Also arrested was Stanley Tan, a photographer with Nanyang Siang Pau, who was said to have been kicked in the process.
Here Sivakumar told reporters that the assembly would be convened at the nearby Heritage Hotel based on the doctrine of necessity.