Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rafizi to sue Sarawak for barring him from entering the state

APRIL 22, 2014
PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli said today he would sue the Sarawak state government for abuse of power after he was barred from entering the state for the second time yesterday.
Rafizi (pic) said besides filing his case at the Kuching courts, he would also scrutinise the Immigration Act in Parliament.
"The state government's action in barring me and other PKR leaders from entering the state is hampering Sarawak PKR's efforts for the party elections.
"Sarawak PKR requires the support and assistance of party leaders from all over Malaysia.
"That is why I am going to take legal action in Kuching as soon as possible," Rafizi told a press conference at the PKR headquarters in Tropicana today.
"I am also going to propose a check and balance mechanism in Parliament to prevent such incidents from occurring again."
Yesterday, Rafizi was stopped from entering Sarawak shortly after arriving at the Kuching International Airport at 6.20pm. On March 25, he had suffered a similar fate when he arrived at the airport in the late afternoon.
Rafizi said in yesterday's incident, he was informed by Immigration officers that he would not be allowed to enter Sarawak as long as his name remained on their blacklist which was allegedly issued by the Sarawak Chief Minister's office.
He added that the Immigration officer also informed him that strict instructions had been issued to enforce the ban on those who had been blacklisted with no avenue for compromise.
"This means that if I manage to enter Sarawak, the Immigration officers on duty will be also hauled in for dereliction of duty," Rafizi said.
Besides Rafizi, other prominent PKR figures who have barred from entering the state are Batu MP Tian Chua and PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. – April 22, 2014.
~ The Malaysian Insider

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