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.