Monday, 11 May 2009

BN to appeal High Court ruling...

Datuk Seri Najib Razak says that the Barisan Nasional will appeal the High Court ruling that declared Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as the rightful Perak Mentri Besar, and not Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.

He said the appeal would be filed on Tuesday (tomorrow)and in the meantime, the Prime Minister urged the people of Perak to remain calm while "the situation is resolved," according to the Star.

Pakatan Rakyat is however adamant that there is no "situation."

“This is a great day for the rakyat (people) because the Law and the Constitution are the true winners,” Nizar said in a statement.

“It is a historic day for all who love democracy and it will be remembered for years and years to come. Its positive effects for revitalising parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy is tremendous,” he said.

He said that everyone from both sides of the political divide would benefit from this ruling “because an independent judiciary is absolutely essential for the well-being of any country and its people.”

Nizar said that all previous decisions made by the Dr Zambry administration would be subject to review but not invalidated except for the tumultous May 7 sitting.

He also suspended the state legal adviser with immediate effect.

Nizar said that once he arrived in Ipoh, he would meet with his Pakatan colleagues and a press conference could be expected late Monday night.

Earlier, Zambry said he would apply for a stay pending appeal. This was immediately rejected by the court.

The court also ordered Zambry and the six executive councillors he had appointed to vacate their office.

An aide to Dr Zambry told the media that Perak Barisan Nasional will respect the court order and will vacate their offices at the state secretariat building immediately. Continue here .


hilmi said...

Tok mommy,

Nizar is seeking an audience with the Sultan to ask for a dissolution of the state assembly and have a fresh election.

I dont think the Sultan will grant his wish.

The court says he can only be dismissed by a vote of no confidence.

I dont think Nizar wants that simply because the BN has the numbers - 28 plus the three kataks which means 31, against Pakatan with 28.

Nizar will surely be voted out.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...


Nizar Jamaluddin, cannot seek the sultan's consent to dissolve the state assembly because the Court of Appeal today (May 12)has granted a stay of execution on yesterday's High Court decision.

What this means is that the decision of the High Court will be put on hold pending an appeal by Zambry.