09 March 2009
IPOH: The raintree, under which history was created on Tuesday when an “emergency sitting” of the State Assembly was held, has been adopted by Pakatan Rakyat as a symbol of democracy.10 - 12 March 2009
Perak Pakatan leaders will name it “Tree of Democracy” in conjunction with the coalition’s one-year anniversary tomorrow.
They plan to plant five other such trees, naming them Transparency, Justice, Integrity, Trustworthiness and Welfare.
Perakians and tourists visiting the histoical democracy tree.
IPOH: The state government has criticised the naming of a raintree as the Tree of Democracy after an emergency “sitting” of the state assembly was held under it.13 March 2009
Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said the tree might be “a tree of democracy” for Pakatan Rakyat, but he considered it a symbol of treason and contempt for royalty.
“They know that what they did was without royal consent, and even the court has decided on the position.
“Their actions clearly show their contempt for the Sultan and the royal institution,” he told reporters after the state-level Maulidur Rasul celebration at the State Secretariat building here yesterday.
Dr Zambry was commenting on Perak Pakatan naming the raintree and the planting of five trees to commemorate the emergency “sitting” and the first anniversary of Pakatan’s rule in the state.
IPOH: Vandals have broken the edges and damaged the plaque marking the “Democracy Tree” under which a historic Perak assembly was held on March 3.14 March 2009
Pakatan Rakyat leaders including former Perak Mentri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and former state executive council member Nga Kor Ming took an oath beneath the tree.
Vandals hit the plaque under Perak’s Democracy Tree for the second time early Saturday morning by splashing a black liquid over the broken black marble slab that marked the historic State Assembly sitting under its boughs on Mar 3.
Former executive councillor Nga Kor Ming (DAP-Pantai Remis) said it had yet to be determined if it was black paint or a corrosive liquid.]
15 March 2009
Ipoh City Council Removes ‘Democracy Plaque’MBI musnah pokok dan plak demokrasi
Photo source: anilnetto.comThe Ipoh City Councilhas ordered the demolition of a marble plaque erected by the Pakatan Rakyat opposition assemblymen to mark the controversial state assembly emergency sitting on March 3.
A notice on the demolition of the marble slab structure under a raintree dubbed the "Tree of Democracy" by the opposition was pasted on the tree on Friday.
The notice, signed by the council legal adviser on behalf of Ipoh mayor, said the owner of the structure had contravened the Road, Drainage and Building Act as it was built without permission and was deemed an obstruction in a public area.
The council ordered the structure, unveiled by former Perak menteri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, near the State Secretariat building last Sunday, to be demolished within 24 hours.
Vandals had smashed the plaque and poured tar over it, defacing the inscription of the "historic" event, Perak DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming said at a news conference here.
He said a closed-circuit television monitor captured the images of a man who had broken the plaque with a hammer on Friday morning.
"DAP Youth will hand over the CCTV footage to the police on Monday." -- nst.com.my
IPOH, 15 Mac: Lima pokok serta plak khas untuk demokrasi yang ditanam di bawah pokok Sena, 100 meter dari Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak dimusnahkan sepenuhnya oleh Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh hari ini.
Menurut sumber, arahan pemusnahan itu dibuat oleh MB Perak dari BN sendiri, Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kaidr.
Pekerja MBI bersama dengan lori dan traktor mula membersihkan kawasan itu jam 7.30 pagi Ahad. Mereka membuang plak dan lima pokok yang ditanam oleh pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat Perak baru-baru ini.
Lima pokok itu mereka namakan Telus, Amanah, Berkebajikan, Bersih dan Adil yang menjadi tunggak demokrasi. Ia ditanam pada 8 Mac lalu.
Turut dipasang adalah plak khas bagi menandakan pengisytiharan itu yang mengambil sempena sidang khas Dun Perak yang diadakan di bawah pokok itu 3 Mac lalu.