Sunday, December 16, 2007


Keadilan Sabah praises police
Sabah Keadilan had nothing but praises for the police on December 14 when Bersih decided to hand over a memorandum to Head of State Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah at the Istana. The memorandum which among others seeks a clean electoral roll, abolish the postal voting system and for a fair access to media, was received by the Governor’s deputy secretary, Ibrahim Mohd Asri. Bersih is an election watchdog and an umbrella organisation for 64 non governmental organisations and six political parties, including Keadilan. “When I read the report in the Borneo Post, I am so happy to note that the Bersih group was allowed to voice out their points contained in the memorandum by Acting City Police Chief Superintendent Rowell Marong and was allowed to head to the Istana to hand over the memorandum to His Excellency which was received by his deputy secretary. “I also like to congratulate Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim for his wisdom and patience. We have put meaning to Article 10 of the Federal Constitution which gives right to Malaysians to freedom of assembly,” said Sabah Keadilan information chief Dr Edwin Bosi ma statement yesterday. Commenting on the statement of Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan’s political secretary in a local paper (not the Borneo Post) on December 15, entitled “Sabah PKR: We don’t condone street demos”, Dr Edwin said that it is Kanul Gindol’s personal comment, and not the view of the party. “In the first place there was no street demonstration. It was a peaceful gathering with a very important mission to seek help from His Excellency concerning about electoral fraud. Sabah Keadilan believes in changing the Government via the ballot box. As stated by Keadilan Vice President Sivarasah a/l Rasah, all we want is a transparent election, not a transparent box.”