Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Ku Li: Dissolve the Perak State Assembly

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah hopes that the Sultan of Perak, who had earlier asked Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin to resign, will now agree to the Perak MB’s request to dissolve the assembly and make way for fresh elections in the state.

“This is the decent thing to do, but also the only way out of a crisis which has already spiralled out of Perak, damaged the rule of law, compromised the judiciary, the police and the state civil service, and damaged the monarchy in public opinion,” he said in his latest blog posting .

The veteran Umno leader said that it is better for the Barisan Nasional to risk state elections that it may lose rather than to lose the entire country by being seen to be opposed to decency, the rule of law, and the will of the people.

Commenting on the court decision yesterday to recognise Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar as the lawful menteri besar, Tengku Razaleigh said the ruling had affirmed the primacy of the constitution.

“This judgement brings to a head some of the consequences of our constitutional misadventure in Perak.

“According to the constitution, Nizar is menteri besar until he resigns of his own accord, or is removed by a vote of no-confidence in a formal sitting of the assembly. The constitution makes no provision for his removal by any other means, including by petitions or instructions from any other authority.”

He said that the government led by Datuk Seri Zambry was all along illegitimate and all decisions and contracts made by that government are without legal status.

“The cascade of illegalities we warned of must now be unwound painfully. This includes the deplorable events of May 7 in Ipoh.

"It means the resolution to replace the Speaker was brought by an illegal state government,” Tengku Razaleigh said. Read full entry here .


orang lama said...


Saya amat setuju dengan cadangan YM Tengku Razaleigh.

Sewajarnya Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib bersetuju mandat diberikan semula kepada rakyat untuk memilih kerajaan yang mereka mahu untuk memerintah.

berasiam said...

Tiada jaminan bahawa situasi serupa tidak berulang sekiranya keputusan Pilihanraya nanti menghasilkan status quo PRU-12. Adakah kita mahu berpilihanraya berulang-ulang selepas itu apabila rakyat pun tidak mahu beralah dengan pendirian masing-masing sebagaimana yang diajarkan oleh wakil-wakil mereka dalam ADUN tu.

Jangan salah guna demokrasi, salah guna mahkamah dengan hanya memilih situasi yang menguntungkan diri sendiri sebagai kebenaran dan keadilan.