Friday, February 27, 2009

malaysiakini and GURKHAs for PARLIAMENT?

There is a disturbing incident reported in this malaysiakini article 'Cops, security did not help me' about how the wheelchair bound MP Karpal Singh was almost prevented from entering Parliament by angry UMNO Youth members.
Now we know that this group of privileged Malaysians are able to hold demos in public and the police tolerate their antics.
Allowing such a mob to misbehave in Parliament is really unacceptable and the police have failed to provide adequate protection to MPs within the Parliament compound.
There was some excuse that security is provided only within the building but to me this is totally unacceptable and the Speaker should take a more courageous stand rather than pass the buck to the Home Minister.
Maybe we should employ a group of Gurkhas who are fearless when it comes to maintaining security - Singapore also uses them in strategic areas.

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