Monday, 11 May 2009

Fresh Mandate?

What now, Perak?

The law is apparently very clear: High Court Judge Abdul Aziz Abd Rahim upheld the Stephen Kalong Ningkan ruling that states, inter alia, that a Menteri Besar can only be dismissed by a vote of no confidence.

Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin is legally the rightful Perak Mentri Besar.

Had the Barisan Nasional exercise some cautionary judgment in view of the pending decision from the High Court, the country would have been spared a most humiliating episode in its so-called democratic practices.

The Star reported that Dr Zambry’s plea for a stay was also rejected.

Jurists can go to great length to debate on the legal implications of the decision which many (including a former great Statesman) had already voiced out even before this.

No new MB, no new Speaker, and no State Assembly sitting, no?

Posturing by the new speaker of allowing the former time to vacate his office is so jumping the gun.

As for Nizar, its back to square one of asking the Sultan of Perak to dissolve the State Assembly as to seek a fresh mandate from the Rakyat.

A statemate yet again.

The Raja Muda of Perak chose to stay above politics with nary any mention of the farcical assemblage.

What will HRH Sultan Azlan Shah decide?

(Of no relation to the posting above: Marvel’s Thanos the Titan.)


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