Friday, March 27, 2015

Sack IGP

In Parliament on Wednesday, Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin (left) submitted a motion to sack the IGP Khalid Abu Bakar for misusing the Sedition Act against members of Parliament and the public by arbitrarily arresting Malaysians who had gathered peacefully to protest.
This is the second time in two days that a motion was submitted to Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia to censure Khalid.
On Monday, Sim’s Pakatan Rakyat colleagues lodged a complaint with Pandikar to refer Malaysia's top cop to the Rights and Privileges Committee over the "unlawful" arrest of Lembah Pantai MP, Nurul Izzah Anwar on March 16, 2015.
"The fact that two motions have been filed against the IGP showed the seriousness of this. As MPs, we cannot accept his conduct," Sim said, and expressed hope the motion would receive support from his BN counterparts which, to be honest, is unlikely.
Khalid has been repeatedly criticized by civil society leaders and the opposition for his "Twitter trigger-happy" habits through his Twitter account @KBAB51 to order investigations on individuals and to warn Malaysians against critical speech.
If he is not stopped, we can expect more arrests. And we may just become a police state.
On Thursday evening, I was in KL’s Bandar Baru Sri Petaling to attend the Satu Hati Toastmasters meeting. I delivered a speech from the Speeches by Management manual – this is part of the Advanced Communication Series, where a speaker gives briefings, gives productive feedback, motivates others, communicates change, and delivers bad news. I was voted Best Speaker.
Unfortunately, we started 14 minutes late but we still managed to finish on time. One speaker’s withdrawal helped. In fact, I was given a speaking slot precisely because another speaker withdrew.


Anyway, I would give this meeting a 4 over 10 score.

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