Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has confirmed that no ISA would be used against Karpal.
"When the investigation is completed, the report will be submitted to the Attorney-General for whatever action he deems fit," the prime minister told reporters when asked to comment on calls from various parties for immediate action to be taken against Karpal Singh, including under the ISA, to maintain public peace in the country.
I would like to advise the Prime Minister to stop wasting the time of his Attorney-General on such flimsy allegations against Karpal Singh. The AG office should spend more time to investigate custodial deaths and corruption charges against several politicians.
Bar Council has taken a stand to support Karpal's right to sue the Sultan of Perak. The suit is not a personal attack against the Sultan. It is not a defamation suit but to challenge the Sultan's interpretation of the constitution. All of us agree that the constitution is the highest law of the nation and any right minded Malaysian should stand firm to defend the sanctity of the constitution.
We agree that the Sultan's decision to sack the MB and to install the new government despite some serious democratic and moral flaws in the appointment has created constitutional crisis in Perak.
What Karpal need is, at least, support from his own party. He is, afterall, the Chairman of DAP. His criticism of Anwar Ibrahim is another matter. But on this ground, the feisty politician needs support from his own comrades.
Are they abandoning him to fight his own battle against those who wanted to use the ISA against him or threatening his safety?
If DAP cannot stand up for its own chairman, can we expect the party to stand up for us?