Friday March 6, 2009
Zulkifli’s case settled
PETALING JAYA: The disciplinary issue of Kulim Bandar Baru MP Zulkifli Noordin’s participation in a Bar Council forum protest last year has been settled, said PKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali.
“The matter was settled internally some time last year,” he said when contacted yesterday. On Wednesday, MCA special task bureau chief Simon Lim questioned what action was taken against Zulkifli for his role in the protest, and called on PKR to reveal its stand on the matter.
On Sept 7 last year, PKR issued Zulkifli a show-cause letter for his role in a demonstration against the Bar Council’s forum titled “Converting to Islam: Article 121(1A)” on Aug 9.
Dr Syed Husin, however, declined to elaborate on how the issue was settled. The disciplinary committee chairman said the matter should be put to rest as it had been resolved.
In his blog on Sept 7, Zulkifli had said the letter questioned why disciplinary action should not be taken against him for leading the Himpunan Aman Umat Islam (Muslim Peace Assembly) to protest against the forum.
In previous reports, Zulkifli had also stated that he did not represent PKR at the protest, but had been there as a Islamic Defence Lawyers Association representative.
The rowdy protest forced the half-day forum to be cut short after an hour following police advice.
The demonstration, which saw some protesters barging into the forum, was condemned by several organisations and political leaders including those from DAP and PKR.