“When it comes to the crunch, the party must, should stand by its chairman as long as the chairman is telling the truth” – Karpal Singh (Image from Malaysiakini).
Was he really seditious in making that remark about the Sultan?
Since the Sedition Act is not a law but a tool of oppresion, I say Karpal Singh should be allowed to have his say.
But what baffles me most is the fact that Karpal got so little support, especially from his party members, and others in PAKATAN RAKYAT, for standing upright against what he deemed as “unconstitutional” behaviour.
Only three days ago, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang threw his support behind royalty embattled Karpal Singh on the issue of questioning the country’s religious rulers, aka, sultans. Was it before or after the DAP lawyer ‘complained’ that not even his party members were supporting him?
Today, at last the PKR Advisor Anwar Ibrahim has come to Karpal’s rescue over his allegedly “seditious” remarks. Can we say it’s better late than never?
It did take awhile for the PM-in-Waiting to say something about this controversial issue, didn’t he? Was he keeping his elegant silence like present PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi?
I was watching this interesting developments from the sidelines. It startled me that over the past week, Karpal was slapped with “20 police reports lodged against him after he had said the Sultan of Perak had acted unconstitutionally in the transfer of a religious department official and criticised Regent of Kelantan’s message at a forum last month” (Malaysiakini).
On May 9, Karpal himself wondered why his own party members and other leaders from the Pakatan coalition were silent on the issue. So did I.
All I know is : He must have felt terrible lonely!