That was a shock to me.The Election Commission(EC) announced no by-election for the two vacant state seats in Perak.Where did they get the idea they are empowered to make such decision? It would be interesting to find out from the EC which section of the Election Ordinance allows them to act accordingly.
Not only the EC have to be taken to task, the Perak state assembly Speaker V Sivakumar has shown extreme bias and partiality by accepting the letters of resignation despite the fact that the two assemblymen had written to him denying the validity of the letters.Upon receipt of such letters the Speaker should have called the 2 assemblymen concerned to see him to get clarification.Even if the letters were signed by them they have the right to retract the letters.
If Pakatan supporters think they are going to get a better government than they would be disappointed,, the actions of the speaker and the rest of the Pakatan gang are no better than what the BN is practising.
'Two wrongs don't make a right' the EC has also acted appallingly by going beyond its power. The EC is a servant not the master.Its role is to carry out what was decided by 'State Assembly' in the case of state assemblymen and 'Parliament' in the case of MPs.
What would happen if the Agong upon the advice of the PM agreed to dissolve parliament tomorrow and call for fresh elections can the EC ruled otherwise and say no we don't agree ?
Perak gave EC 48-hour ultimatum, what choice have they got, what can they do, get the artillery and go to war with the EC ?
The only choice is the court and that can move at snail pace.
Is Pakatan thinking of the big D....? Otherwise why the ultimatum?
It looks more like a game of 'tit for tat'.A wrong trying to right the other wrong.Both sides playing dirty politics.