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Friday, February 06, 2009

A comment from a blogger.

I think the Sultan made the decision without thinking about the implications and the wrath of the people. He was nice to Najib, and see what has happened now.



The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah had fail to realise that he had been playing politics with the unscrupulous UMNO-led Barisan Nasional leaders to wrest the Perak State government from the Opposition Pakatan Rakyat by dubious means by using ‘defected’ Independent lawmakers to show that they are the majority and have rights to topple a legitimate State government.

It had been revealed that the Sultan of Perak has no legal right to dismiss or remove a Mentri Besar via the Perak State Constitution but sources reveal that the Interpretation Act may allow the Sultan the power to appoint and also includes the power to remove the Mentri Besar. But still this is a ‘grey area’ in law, interpreted to suit the Sultan in his wishes to behave in a detrimental manner against the wishes of his rakyat. The paramount question here is WHAT DOES HIS SUBJECTS WANT? The subjects had wanted a fresh State election to elect new leaders and form a able and reliable State government.

It could not be disputed that since the request made by the Mentri Besar, the Sultan has powers according to the Perak Constitution to dissolve the State Legislative Assembly, paving way for a fresh State elections.

But to the surprise of everyone, the Sultan of Perak had gone overboard to accept the appointment of a Barisan Nasional lawmaker as Mentri Besar when BN on its own does not command the majority. If the defected leaders had joined BN component parties, then the situation could not be disputed. Another factor of concern is that two defected lawmakers are under corruption charges and if the Court dismisses their action, it would establish the fact that the Barisan Nasional government does interfere with the justice system and the rakyat can no longer expect a fair judicial system if this ‘uncaring, useless, arrogant and corrupted’ UMNO-led Barisan Nasional government remains in power. Even to our dismay, some Barisan Nasional leaders have expressed their reservations with the way this incident had taken place.

The next question is IF THERE IS ANOTHER DEFECTION, what would the Sultan of Perak do. Give it to the majority that commands the State Assembly or DISSOLVE the State Legislative Assembly. The Sultan would have no alternative but to repeat history. But when will this end?

It seems that the position of the Sultan would have to be addressed immediately through formation of a ROYAL COMMISSION and their powers should be precisely specified to overcome these sort of politicking by the Rulers in future which ‘anger’ the rakyat who have given their trusted vote.

Posted by Mohd Kamal Abdullah at 3:42 AM

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I hope the Sultan realises the furore he has caused by a bad decision.
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Riot police shield themselves from a tear gas canister thrown back at them during a protest on the road to the palace where the swearing-in ceremony for the new Perak state chief minister will be held in Kuala Kangsar in Malaysia’s northern state of Perak February 6, 2009. Malaysian police fired teargas on Friday at opposition supporters protesting against the government seizing power in state of Perak, widening a tense political standoff.  REUTERS


A man carries an injured protestor during a demonstration at the road to the palace where the swearing-in ceremony for the new Perak state chief minister will be held in Kuala Kangsar in Malaysia’s northern state of Perak February 6, 2009. Malaysian police fired teargas on Friday at opposition supporters protesting against the government seizing power in state of Perak, widening a tense political standoff. REUTERS

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The Sultan of Perak is behind time.
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“(BN) should let the rakyat see for themselves in the august chamber of the state assembly whether or not their government has lost support. What’s so difficult about that?

najib and sultan azlan bn takeover perak“(But) of course we can go back to the days when the rulers can decide on matters affecting the rakyat and don’t have to explain anything to anyone.

“If that’s where we are and we want to keep it that way, than stop kidding ourselves that we have a workable parliamentary democracy,” quipped Zaid.

Zaid is not the only legal authority to have labeled the Perak political imbroglio as a legal and constitutional crisis.

Other legal experts like the president of the National Human Rights Society (Hakam) Malik Imtiaz and former UN special rapporteur for judicial independence Param Cumaraswamy had also voiced similar sentiments.
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Perak UMNO youth are gleefully rubbing their hands and waiting for the Barisan Nasional other members to be sworn in, the MB Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir was sworn in this afternoon. It is obvious they are happy they get another chance to plunder the coffers of Perak. This happens everywhere, where Barisan rule does it not.

UMNO youth wants all cars and other vehicles to tie yellow ribbons as a sign of loyalty to the Sultan. I wonder if the youth know what they are talking about. The Sultan has no power to make the Pakatan Rakyat government to resign. This is what is discussed in all the bloggs, even quoting legal authorities.

The change over to the government was brought about by the courtsy of the Sultan, Najib, the traitors in the form of Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi, Osman Jailu and Hee Yit Foong, two from PKR and one from DAP, who jumped ship.
Therefore in all fairness, all five must be recognised, yellow for the Sultan and perhaps blue, red, green, white or even black for the others. 

Would Perak UMNO youth suggest the above?


Perak Umno Youth launch yellow ribbon campaign for sultan

IPOH, Feb 6 — The Perak Umno Youth will launch a yellow ribbon campaign as a sign of loyalty to Perak’s Sultan Azlan Shah, who today swore in Pangkor assemblyman Datuk Zambry Abdul Kadir as the Barisan Nasional Menteri Besar for the state.
“As Perak citizens, we should tie the yellow ribbons to our cars and vehicles as a sign of loyalty to the Perak Sultan. Daulat Tuanku,” Perak Youth chief Zainol Fadzi Paharuddin told the website.
The Sungai Manik assemblyman said the Pakatan Rakyat appeared unable to accept the reality that they have been toppled by the defection of four assemblymen who now support the Barisan Nasional.
Barisan Nasional now has 28 seats in the 59-seat state assembly and has the support of three independents to Pakatan Rakyat’s 28 seats.
DAP chairman Karpal Singh said Pakatan Rakyat Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin will sue the sultan if Barisan Nasional forms the state government. The state ruler refused Nizar’s request to dissolve the state assembly and instead commanded him to step down. Nizar has refused.