PKR decries police's foot-dragging over bus attack...



PKR today expressed disappointment over what they believe is lack of action by police last Sunday when the party's campaign tour bus window was smashed en route to Tapah, Perak.

NONEAccording to works secretary Raden Shamsulkamar Raden Samsudin, party staff had waited at the scene of the incident for about an hour and yet no police personnel showed up.

"We had called the OCPD to inform him and he said they will take action, but no one turned up. We ended up not lodging a police report seeing the outcome (of police reports) of the other incidents (of attacks on the vehicle)," he told reporters.

According to PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution, a side window of the bus was smashed by "a rock or using a sligshot" at about 6.30pm on Dec 16, 2012 between the 333rd and 327th kilometre of the North-South Highway.

Raden said that no party leaders were on board the bus, which were ferrying party crew from Kuala Lumpur to a Deepavali event in Tapah, where they would be joined by party de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, who was travelling from Penang.
“We did not see where the (projectile) came from, but the driver claims that the bus had passed a motorcycle convoy consisting of youngsters wearing blue BN shirts," he told Malaysiakini.

No one charged

He said that no one has been charged for any of the prior three attacks on the campaign bus - in Kelantan, Johor and Malacca - and that police claim the investigation papers have been sent to the Attorney-General's Chambers.

NONE"There was an identification parade conducted for theMalacca attack and all four perpetrators were positively identified, but they have not been charged," he said of the incident which involved the bus being splashed with paint.

He added that police have also concluded their investigation on Anwar's bodyguard who allegedly pointed his gun at the perpetrators, and told the party they will not proceed with investigations further.

Meanwhile, party information chief Muhammad Nur Manuty said that the violence is a poor reflection of the country's democracy.

"This is an early sign of what (Prime Minister) Najib (Abdul Razak) said (during the 2011 Umno general assembly), that let bones be crushed, as long as Putrajaya is defended," he said.-malaysiakini

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