Suspended animation in Perak?

It looks like Perak is in for yet another political turmoil, what with the newly-minted menteri besar Zambry Abdul Kadir being slapped with an 18-month suspension while his executive councillors 12 months.

Perak Speaker V. Sivakumar has barred them from attending all State Assembly sittings.

That’s more than a year of ‘leave’ for Zambry to contend with.

See Malaysiakini report here.


8 Responses to “Suspended animation in Perak?”

  1. 1 anna brella 18 February 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Amen to that!

    Good to know that Perak Speaker V Sivakumar obviously knows the intricacies of his powerful Speaker’s hat.

    This is like a game of chess isn’t it? Next move?

    “Imagine Power To The People” John Lennon.

  2. 2 fandango 18 February 2009 at 10:34 pm

    The sultan will have no choice except to dissolve the assembly and let the people vote in fresh elections to choose their govt.

  3. 3 telur dua 18 February 2009 at 10:37 pm

    It is degenerating into a cartoon show.

    28 : 28 and three ‘independents’ with two of them deemed to have resigned. But the EC (though it is none of their business), overidding the State Speaker, declared that they did not resign.

    Tuanku Sultan, please do us all a favour and put an end to this circus. Dissolve the State Assembly and hold a fresh election. The last time I checked we are still a democratic country with a Constitutional Monarch.

  4. 4 ltwatau 18 February 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Yes.That’s the voices we heard from everywhere..


    If million of eyes can see yet why are U so blind ?

  5. 5 wandererAUS 19 February 2009 at 12:38 am

    Why is it so difficult to return to the rakyat for a new mandate. Why make it so complicating.
    It is like in a boxing match, one fighter is already in the ring, while the other boxer in the dressing room praying for a miracle to happen. They say, “NO GUTS NO GLORY”
    Najib as head of Perak UMNO and a PM-in-waiting, you should lead by example. If you failed this test, you are unfit and unworthy to be a PM.

  6. 6 anna brella 19 February 2009 at 2:04 am

    But surely the Sultan of Perak/constitutional head of state cannot dissolve the lawful Perak state assembly unless first requested to do so by the legitimate MB of Perak. Neither can a legitimate MB be removed by force or be forced to resign.

    Unless of course, the Sultan of Perak decides to use the very special reserve powers vested in his role as constitutional head of state and which overriding prerogative powers, for obvious reasons, can only ever be justified for exercise if they are being used as an absolute measure of last resort in genuinely exceptional circumstances.

    So I suppose the logical questions are:
    1. Does this situation merit the use of special reserve powers by the Sultan of Perak?
    2. If not, then who is the legitimate MB of Perak who is now vested with the lawful authority to ask the Sultan of Perak for a dissolution of the state assembly, or for that matter, conduct state business and take the decisions that would require the MB’s authority to be legally binding?
    3. Who is the lawful entity to deliberate on and answer questions 1 and 2?

    And I think we all know that Perak cannot have two MBs simultaneously as that is an impossibility in constitutional law and so can only be nonsense.

    “Imagine Power To The People” John Lennon.

  7. 7 hsl_my 19 February 2009 at 9:21 am

    Ini adalah pengajaran kepada BN bahawa, jangan terlalu gila kuasa sehingga merugikan Perak. Masalah ketidakstabilan di Perak adalah berpunca dari BN yang merampas kuasa Perak dengan paksa. Kalaulah BN yang ada majoriti, mereka perlu mengambilalih kuasa dari PR dengan cara baik-baik. Nescaya masalah ini tidak akan berlaku. Kerana selepas 10 bulan PR memerintah, Perak dalam keadaan tenteram dan tidak ada masalah, sehinggalah BN merampas kuasa secara tergesa-gesa. “PILIHAN RAYA ADALAH CARA TERBAIK UNTUK MENYELESAIKAN MASALAH INI”

  8. 8 tan, tanjong bungah 19 February 2009 at 10:51 am

    Hi everyone,

    It’s time to return to the rakyat for a decision thru’ a snap election.

    BN(read UMNO) claims they are democratic and have the rakyat’s support, but why so averse and afraid to face the rakyat in a snap election? Face the rakyat to back your claim that the rakyat support your ‘stealing’ of the Perak State administration!

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