1BlackMalaysia: May 7

I guess that’s it for now. Let the analyses begin!

4.25pm: BN-elected speaker Ganesan adjourns sitting sine die, to a date to be fixed. (TMI)

4.15pm: After much too much moving around, I’m finally back at the computer. In that time, a Speaker was forcibly ejected by the Special Branch (what were they doing inside the august House? Isn’t it illegal?), the Perak Raja Muda gave his royal address, and it’s not certain if the democratic debacle will continue today…

12.50pm: Umno Youth’s Saiful Adli files a police report against Sivakumar for ordering Zambry and others out of the House. He says this is in contempt of court. (Mkini) — How is this contempt of court, Saiful?

I forgot that Ganesan isn’t even an elected state representative!!

12.35pm: “The Pakatan Aduns are asking Ganesan to leave. They say he is not authorised to be a Speaker and point to his name tag which says only “pegawai”. A short scuffle breaks out briefly but it is over now.” (Anilnetto)

12.20pm: It’s a game of Speaker vs Speaker, with Ganesan (seated at the Bentara or sergeant-at-arms table) being asked to leave the Dewan by Sivakumar! (Mkini)

11.45am: “Even with the one-hour recess, Siva has not left his seat! The Pakatan Aduns too are mostly still in the Dewan tho some of the BN Aduns have left. Hee is still around too. Sounds like musical chairs.” (Anilnetto)

11.16am: 1 hour recess! Relax time??

11.10am: “Doors leading to the Dewan proper are locked. Outsiders cannot enter.” (Anilnetto)

11am: R Ganesan has taken his oath and put on his robes, but Siva is still in the Speaker’s seat! (Anilnetto)

10.50am: Hee Yit Foong moves a motion to install R Ganesan as Speaker. Sivakumar still rooted in his chair. (Anilnetto)

10.45am: Deputy speaker Hee Yit Foong, who quit DAP, tries to take over Speaker’s role by holding proceedings in one corner of hall. (TMI)

10.30am: “Saya minta Bentara untuk keluarkan 10 orang ini,” says Sivakumar, referring to the ten BN assemblypersons he has barred from entering the House. Bentara is the House’s sargeant-at-arms. (TNG)

10.20am: Parit Buntar MP Mujahid Rawa arrested in Ipoh! (TMI)

Inside the House, Zambry’s motion to remove the speaker has been quashed, because Sivakumar says “Zambry has been suspended”. (TNG)

10.15am: Sg Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar has been arrested (TMI).

10.10am: Inside the Perak state assembly, all news agencies reporting that Speaker Sivakumar won’t start sitting until Zambry + 6 others + 3 independents leave the Dewan.

10am: Kubang Kerian MP Salahuddin Ayub has been arrested. Total official count: 28.

930am: Scores more arrested.

9am: So far this morning, a total of 12 people have been arrested, including Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin, Teratai state rep Jenice Lee, Ayer Keroh state rep Khoo Poay Tiong, and Bahau state rep Tey Kok Seong. A black start to the day.

For latest updates, check here and here. Also here.


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