Zambry and his exco suspended – now what?

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Perak Speaker V Sivakumar springs a major surprise Photo by Amiruddin

Is it a stalemate now? Or checkmate…

Perak state assembly speaker V Sivakumar has reportedly suspended Zamby (18 months) and his six exco members (12 months) from the state assembly.

How can the state government function if the exco is barred from attending  state assembly proceedings?

Sivakumar announced the suspensions after the Special Privileges Committee completed a two-day hearing looking into complaints that the appointments of the new exco were unconstitutional. The Committee, chaired by Sivakumar, comprises six other assembly members – five from Pakatan and one from BN, though the latter did not attend today’s meeting.

It looks like a worrying stalemate, which won’t be resolved until fresh elections are held.

It’s time to go back to the people to resolve this once and for all.

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azmyklana jaya
azmyklana jaya
5 May 2009 9.56am

PKR berjaya alihkan pandangan rakyat terhadap isu-isu “DOSA” wakil rakyat dan pemimpin tertinggi mereka dengan “menelanjangkan” pemimpin-pemimpin UMNO melalui cerita-cerita yang direka dan masih jadi sebutan di mahkamah maupun sumber itu hanya dari warong kopi. Rakyat jadi lupa pada hipokritnya wakil rakyat yang hidup bergelumang dengan dosa tanpa nikah,adakah dosa ZINA hanya untuk orang ISLAM?Renungkan dengan hati kecil kita,sudah berapa lama mereka berbulan madu?apatah lagi khabarnya suami orang.Rakyat lupa bila penjelasan ulama Pas tentang isu ini,boleh ke kita menjadi peguam bela di akhirat nanti?Buta dan pekakkah rakyat bila isu ini dimainkan oleh pemimpin tertinggi Pkr seolah-olah mereka suci tanpa dosa.… Read more »

tongkatmusa
tongkatmusa
3 Apr 2009 8.48am

Dari Prof Madya Dr Abdul Rani Bin Kamarudin Pensyarah Undang2 IIUM Komen saya terhadap rancangan “Hujah, NTV9” pada 9.30 – 10.30 malam siaran langsung dari UiTM – “Krisis Perak”. Ahli2 panel akur (concede) bahawa adalah hak Baginda Sultan mengikut kewajarannya (budibicaranya) untuk atau tidak membubarkan DUN Perak. Prof Dr Shad Faruqi tidak menolak bahawa adanya ruang (secara implikasi) dibawah Fasal 16(6) Undang2 Tubuh Negeri Perak bahawasanya jika permintaan MB untuk DUN dibubarkan tidak diperkenankan, MB berserta EXCOnya hendaklah meletakkan jawatan. Namun disini Prof Shad tidak memberikan jawapan nyata (express) bagaimana jika MB Dato Seri Nizar enggan berbuat demikian. Pada pandangan… Read more »

tongkatmusa
tongkatmusa
22 Feb 2009 6.31am

Dear Antares, The problem is, in law, a statute cannot be read in isolation. Sivakumar thought the DUN order he uses could overide the Election Commission Act. Again he thought, the DUn order he uses too could override the Sultan. Many legal expert (including Bar Council) held the appointment of the new MB was valid. Hence, going against the Sultan decision is an offence. The court offcourse has the final say whether rightly or wrongly (ther reason for having appeal and revision). On the one hand, he is bringing the case to the court, yet behind the court’s back he… Read more »

Ramesh N P Chandran
Ramesh N P Chandran
22 Feb 2009 12.39am

The Speaker has followed and acted in accordance with every inch of the law. The speaker has immunity from civil and/or criminal proceedigs. So all those who had made police reports have just wasted their time. To date no one, not even the state legal advisor was able to pin point to a legal provision that the speaker has contravened the state legislation. Go ahead take judical review to fight the suspensions, I am certain the courts will not interfere with the speakers decision as they are very much bound by what is stated in the Federal Constitution not to… Read more »

Nuts
Nuts
20 Feb 2009 10.36am

If those are the actual comments from the IIUM professor, i really pity his students there.

If he thinks that the Speaker has broken some law, then please clearly say so …. Please, we are living in the 21st century now!

tongkatmusa
tongkatmusa
19 Feb 2009 9.50pm

It looks as if the Perak DUN Speaker has more power over and above his own Sultan in that he could even nullify the appointment made by the Sultan by suspending the new MB and his EXCO. Whatever is the DUN Speaker’s interpretation or whoever is advising him, it is ludicrous and absurd. DUN Speaker Siva even thinks that he too has the power to declare a DUN seat vacant and to command SPR to hold a by election on an unsigned letter purported to be the resignation letters of two DUN members. By the look of it, he thinks… Read more »

karma
karma
19 Feb 2009 7.18pm

Dear Anil

Please do me favour.

YB Sivakumar, a lawyer, looks more handsome than the picture above. Please do some justice to this guy by putting a better picture of him. He is an educated Speaker.

Hope to see a handsome Siva soon/

Dear karma, That’s the only picture I have. It was taken while Siva was in the thick of the Perak crisis, so it’s understandable if he is not looking his best. – Anil

Tuah Kilau
Tuah Kilau
19 Feb 2009 4.25pm

Sivakumar is really Stateman.
you got my respect.

george
george
19 Feb 2009 3.44pm

another BN and its … parties will bite the dust in Perak….

hahaha… checkmate liao!

anna brella
anna brella
19 Feb 2009 3.34pm

Make a police report against the Perak Speaker? For what?

Shouldn’t the PM of a constitutional monarchy based parliamentary democracy know that the Speaker is acting legally and well within his constitutional powers conferred on him in that role by the constitution of the state of Perak?

“Imagine Power To The People” John Lennon.

zeus
zeus
19 Feb 2009 2.35pm

Well done Mr.Speaker V.Sivakumar! We Perakians and many many supporters are so proud of you. You are the Hero of the moment when there seemed to be no hope left. Only please be very cautious where ever you are,be it outside or even in the privacy (not anymore) of your house. Even if you must drink a glass of hot cows milk at night before retiring, please drink from a mug, as the (certain people might) jump to conclusion that you are a Samsu or Tody drunkard and start to demand you to step down and call the Forensic Cops… Read more »

rakyat@work
rakyat@work
19 Feb 2009 2.31pm

Here’s the latest. Star: PM wants Zambry to make police report against Perak Speaker V Sivakumar. Still think this PM is humane?
Billboards for show. Circus coming to town.

Verghis George
Verghis George
19 Feb 2009 12.47pm

BRAVO ! BRAVO ! BRAVO ! SPEAKER SIVAKUMAR !

” THE WANITA GEMUK IS ABOUT TO NYANYI”
MALAYSIA IS A DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY
NAJIB AND HIS …., HAVE THE COURAGE TO FACE THE RAKYAT NOW…

John 316
John 316
19 Feb 2009 12.43pm

Hey, Zambry and your Exco, dont always hide behind the Sultan and always say that you are appointed by the Sultan. Tuanku may have appointed you but the responsibility of governing the State is up to your capability. Of course you are going to be faced with obstales,and difficulties from Pakatan. The other side will come up with law suits, suspensions and make life difficult for you. This is part of strategy in politics. They are going to make life difficult for you. Tuanku can appoint you but he is not going to teach you how to govern. The rest… Read more »

Malaysian
Malaysian
19 Feb 2009 12.31pm

The best way to solve the Perak crisis is to call for a statewide snap election….

I for one as a 3rd generation Malaysian would not like to see the crisis deepen. It will have very negative impact on the sovereinty and economy of Malaysia. For sure FDI will avoid our country for a long long time.

bluesailor
bluesailor
19 Feb 2009 11.47am

We are not snakes.

Tuah
Tuah
19 Feb 2009 11.34am

Wah!. No assembly. No budget. No money. Cannot pay bills and gaji.
Big pot of s***, man. This is a shut down of the whole state.

This is serious.

johnny
johnny
19 Feb 2009 10.47am

Lets return back the mandate to rakyat of Perak. We need to kick all those umno … out.
Perakians will decide their destiny.

Cheers

tan, tanjong bungah
tan, tanjong bungah
19 Feb 2009 10.44am

… To break the impasse, I’ve ruled out a snap election to be called by BN as they can only CLAIM that they are DEMOCRATIC and have the people’s support, but yet do not have the guts to face the rakyat in a snap election.

miwaki
miwaki
19 Feb 2009 10.39am

Instead of doing the easier thing like holding a fresh election for the people of Perak to decide which party should govern the state of Perak,our rulers opted for a more complex way of forming a new government without first understanding the state constitution.

At the federal level,our incompetent BN government (appears to be focusing on) nude photos of PR state assenbly women in order to topple the PR state government,a job they are quite good at though but considered a total failure when come to managing the country.

104East
104East
19 Feb 2009 10.32am

Beware that BN will counter by spinning that this is an abuse of power.

KM
KM
19 Feb 2009 10.24am

Sepandai-pandai Bee End toppled Pakatan from Perak state government, they over looked this loop hole. Come on Bee End, be a gentlemen, disolve the state assembly and let the rakyat decide, don’t be a coward.

j.a
j.a
19 Feb 2009 9.54am

BN reps’ been telling the MSM that the silent majority in perak support their’s and the sultan’s move. good. so wat r u BN people afraid of? let the ‘silent najority’ vote u in OFFICIALLY in a state-wide reelection and end all these non-sense.wat r u afraid of mr BN?

johan
johan
19 Feb 2009 9.50am

… please do a state-wide elections. wtout it the situation wil only get worse n worse wt retaliation and counter-retaliations from both sides. it’s a quagmire!.

JA
JA
19 Feb 2009 9.31am

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!