2 Sep 2009

2 Sept 2009

Pakatan assembly orders Ganesan, Hee jailed and fined over May 7 fracas

The pandemonium outside the state secretariat as police cordon the building from PR assemblymen.

IPOH, Sept 2 — Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) state assembly sitting today approved a decision by its rights and privileges committee to arrest and jail for six months Barisan Nasional (BN) Speaker Datuk R Ganesan and his deputy Hee Yit Foong for their role in the May 7 fracas.

The two were also fined RM500,000 by the assembly, which convened at the Heritage Hotel here with 23 PR lawmakers after they were forcibly stopped from entering the state secretariat building this morning.

Ganesan and Hee, who had defected from DAP, were elected to their posts after policemen removed Sivakumar by force at the state assembly sitting on May 7. Their appointments remain contentious because they were voted in amid chaotic scenes before Raja Nazrin Shah declared open the assembly.

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