Day: May 12, 2009

From a constitutional crisis with two Mentris Besar, Perak has been plunged into a ridiculous situation where no one can legitimately occupy the MB’s office until the Court of Appeal hearing or state general election

Media Comment by DAP Parliamentary Leader and MP for Ipoh Timor Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday, 12th May 2009: The incipient hope of start of restoration of public confidence in the independence of the judiciary sparked by the courageous and landmark judgment

Back to the people

Farish A Noor (Aliran) Congratulations are due to the High Court and Chief Minister Nizar (and not to mention Speaker Sivakumar, whose coolness under pressure will earn him a cameo appearance in the nation’s history books for sure), but let us return to the original

Court rules Nizar is legitimate MB

Hafiz Yatim (Malaysiakini) The Kuala Lumpur High Court today paved the way for a fresh battle in Perak by declaring that BN’s Zambry Abd Kadir is not the legitimate menteri besar of Perak. Justice Abdul Aziz Abd Rahim then proclaimed Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as the

MCA, Gerakan want fresh polls

Malaysiakini As the imbroglio in Perak grows messier with each passing day, Barisan Nasional leaders are also growing weary and some agree with Pakatan Rakyat’s demand for a fresh polls. MCA deputy president Dr Chua Soi Lek noted that there are three ways to end

But Najib says no snap elections in Perak

S Pathmawathy & Casey McMechan (Malaysiakini) Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today reiterated Barisan Nasional’s stand in facing the Perak crisis by saying that the coalition would follow the proper process of law in taking control of the state. He also ruled out on calling

Suhakam calls for state election

Malaysiakini The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has joined the ever increasing chorus calling for fresh state elections to resolve the political stalemate in Perak. In a statement today, Suhakam chairperson Abu Talib Othman noted that the situation has deteriorated to a point which required the