It will be roller-coaster week for Perak and the drama will continue even after the court have made a decision. Pakatan and its belligerent Speaker will not give up.
If the court do decide in favour of the Sultan's decision and for the BN they will say the judiciary is corrupt and under the control of the executive.The President of the Bar Council Amiga Sreenvasan has imputed that the court would not be fair.
It has now become an interpretation of the law, more on racial sentiments, rather than the letter of the law. The worst culprit is the Bar Council.
Bar Council's vice president Raguneth Kesavan criticised statements made by the Perak police chief promising to take action against anyone who gathers in front of the state assembly building or taking part in an illegal assembly.
This half-past six lawyer said “The police as an enforcement agency must be seen to be neutral. Right now, they are perceived to be anti-Pakatan,”
What exactly is he doing by opening his big mouth? Isn't there a law against illegal assembly? Is he encouraging people to go against the law.Weren't he and his President Amiga Sreenevasan showing bias, anti-government and pro-Pakatan.As professionals why don't they wait for the court to decide the case, be independent like they wanted the police and the judiciary to be, before trying to show their expertise and misled the uninitiated. Looks like the pot calling the kettle black.
Of course the Bar Council can speak out, but in this case , they have shown extreme bias and questioned and interfered with the Sultan of Perak constitutional rights.They all know the Sultan needs not accede to Nizar's request for dissolution as the Sultan deemed he has lost the majority confidence of the assembly yet they insisted it be so.
As a lawyer friend once told me "Free advice is no advice".Unsolicited and free would be of worst value.
This irresponsible lawyer and President of the Bar Council said:
“We are very surprised the police is ignoring the Speaker,”
“Our institutions, that is the courts, the police, et cetera, are being tested and we can judge for ourselves whether they are acting independently or not,”
"There are serious doubts as to whether the police is acting independently,”
She observed that what is going on in the state “shows a total breakdown in relation to the structures and sanctity of the legislature”.
“It shows a violation of the role of the Speaker and an intrusion into the processes of the legislative assembly,”
Firstly, I would like to ask this learned person Amiga whether the law against illegal assembly (protests and demonstrations) has been repelled, suspended or abolished ?
From whom does she expects the police to take order from, the law, the government, Pakatan or the Bar Council?
Secondly, did the Speaker of the Perak Assembly acted in good faith and with impartiality when he suspended the new MB for 18 months and the new Exco members for 12 months and on what ground were they suspended when all the appointments were made by the Sultan? Isn't the Speaker going against the constitutional rights of the Sultan and try to shame him publicly by resorting to foul play to rebel against the Sultan's decision and reinstalled an illegal government?
Maybe, this Amiga person forgot that only majority of the legislature can form the executive, which is exactly what the belligerent speaker is trying to do. Using unscrupulous means to retain power.
If Speakers of state assemblies have the power to decide who the MB should be than all the sultans in Malaysia would become redundant.
PERAK'S VAGABOND ASSEMBLY
The belligerent Speaker of the Perak assembly has adopted the Indian's fish head curry Penang's style.He convened his assembly under a tree and the assembly have passed a vote of confidence in illegal Menteri Besar Nizar Jamaluddin and seeking dissolution of the assembly.There was no mention how many marionettes attended the wayang kulit.
Pakatan is rearing for a fight and a showdown.We can't see or hear the puppeteer.
Perak state assembly members passing a motion during the emergency sitting held at a vacant lot about 200m from the state secretariat building on Tuesday morning.
How do you dissolve the assembly if the Sultan doesn't agree.You mean in Pakatan-ruled states the speaker can dissolve the assembly?
NIZAR THE COURT JESTER ?
Ousted Menteri Besar Nizar Jamaluddin is going to the royal court at the palace to entertain the Sultan with his request for dissolution of the Perak State Assembly. The whole idea is to play up the people's emotion and embarrass the Sultan.He knew he would never be allowed into the palace and this is exactly what he and Pakatan wanted and has planned all along.To make the Sultan look bad in the eyes of the people and to rile them up.
Is Perak dicing with emergency rule ?
Another setback for Nizar and Pakatan.The Ipoh High Court today declared the emergency sitting of the Perak state assembly illegal.It says the speaker has no power to call for sitting of the assembly only the Sultan is authorised to do so under Article 36(1) of the Perak Constitution.
Although, they know they have a weak case and are banging their heads against a brick wall Pakatan will continue to twist and turn the interpretations of the State Constitution to fool the people.They are more interested in the court of public opinion rather than the court of law. The charade will continue.