The Speaker of the Perak Legislative Assembly V Sivakumar has suspended the newly sworn in excos including new Menteri Besar Ramly Zahary for 12 months. Is he going according to procedures or acting with malice?
The Speaker has created a crisis situation, a stalemate.Perak has no government.Sivakumar could be made to answer on what disciplinary ground the 6 excos were suspended.The 6 was appointed following the appointment of a new menteri besar and a new government by the Sultan.By procedure Sivakumar should continue to act as Speaker of the house in a new government and should act impartially and with out malice.It should be business as usual and he should act as Speaker for the house and not as speaker for Pakatan. It was clear his action was to dwindle the number of BN assemblymen and to give Pakatan a majority sitting in the house for the next 12 months.
Is it going to happen, will Pakatan be back in the government? Was the speaker acting beyond his powers and his action construed as illegal.
If the impasse continue than Perak is moving toward emergency rule.The Federal government can go to the Agong and ask him to declare emergency in Perak under Article 150 of the Federal constitution.