Man down...man down. In the chaos following the tear gas release by police upon thousands of protestors near Istana Iskandariyah, in Kuala Kangsar, an unidentied man is seen lying in protest on the road with vehicles avoiding him. It is all very new for the silver state - marches, police and tear gas. – Picture by Choo Choy May (Pic from Malaysian Insider)
Is Perak heading for a state of emergency similar to what Kelantan had in 1977 ?
In 1977 in the Kelantan state assembly a 'no confidence' motion was tabled and carried by 20 PAS votes after 13 UMNO and 1 MCA assemblymen walked out.
A legal impasse followed when Menteri Besar Mohammed Nasir called for dissolution of the state assembly. His supporters demonstrated in the streets and violence and looting broke out.It led to the Federal government asking the Yang Dipertuan Agong to declare state of emergency in Kelantan and curfew imposed in the state capital. Federal ruled was imposed in Kelantan for 'public security'
UMNO won Kelantan in the March 1978 state elections.
Article 150 of the Federal constitution empowered the Agong to declare emergency rule in the Federation or any part thereof.
The constitutional crisis is developing into potential violence and civil disorder. Protests and demonstrations if allowed to continue would give the Federal government the excuse to impose emergency rule.
Shouldn't Anwar and Pakatan take the blame if such situation imposed in Perak.