|Karpal: PAS veep should stick by Pakatan’s ‘no inquiry’ stand on sex video|
The DAP has rapped PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub for supporting the call to set up a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into the sex video implicating Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Its chairman Karpal Singh said Salahuddin should not make statements contradicting Pakatan Rakyat's joint stand in opposing the formation of the RCI.
“Representatives of the member parties in Pakatan had announced on Tuesday that they were not in favour of the RCI. Salahuddin should toe the line,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Salahuddin on Thursday said he supported the call for the setting up of RCI into the sex video but wanted to see the terms and conditions as well as the composition of its members first.
Karpal said there was no place for personal stands in Pakatan on important issues, particularly if a common decision had been made.
He said an RCI should only be set up for the purpose of looking into cases of national importance.
“Setting up RCIs for inconsequential matters is an insult to the King,” said Karpal.
He also reiterated his call for the Attorney-General to charge the Datuk T trio for being instrumental in showing the video to several editors and journalists.
“It would then be for the court to decide on the authenticity of the video clip in the course of its proceedings. There cannot be a concurrent exercise for that purpose by an RCI,” Karpal said.