A roll call of “officers” in the Dewan car-park at the end of the day
Who were all those mysterious personnel wearing “pegawai” (officer) tags at the Perak State Assembly on that infamous 7 May?
Several photos made available to me show them during a roll-call in the Dewan’s car park at the end of the day, just before 5.00pm.
A couple of hours earlier, men in neck-ties and long-sleeves shirts, some of them donning black jackets and songkoks, sporting the same blue-and-yellow “pegawai” tags, were seen alongside a couple of uniformed police personnel, inside the Dewan proper.
The State Assembly member for Pokok Assam, Yee Seu Kai, who is a lawyer, says he overheard some of them being called out during the roll-call. “I heard someone being referred to as ‘sergeant’ and there was even a colonel”.
Nizar dropped by and greeted some of the officers in the car park