Tag: perak turmoil

Decision on sultan's 'absolute power' unprecedented

Humayun Kabir (Malaysiakini) The Court of Appeal judgment giving the sultan absolute power to dismiss the menteri besar is setting a dangerous precedent for a non-elected monarch to dismiss an elected head of state without going through the process of the state legislative assembly, said

Perak verdict: Anwar disappointed but not surprised

Athi Veeranggan (Malaysiakini) Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim is disappointed but not surprised with the appellate court ruling that Barisan Nasional’s Zambry Abd Kadir was the legitimate Perak menteri besar. Speaking at a by-election rally in Padang Ibu, Penanti last night, Anwar said he was

MB vs MB: Judgment tomorrow

Hafiz Yatim |(Malaysiakini) The Court of Appeal will be making its decision at 3.30pm tomorrow on an appeal by Zambry Abd Kadir on who is the rightful Perak menteri besar. Zambry is appealing against a High Court decision which ruled last week that his rival

"Speaker Sivakumar not lawfully removed"

By Tommy Thomas (thenutgraph.com) I AM asked to advise V Sivakumar, the speaker of the legislative assembly of the state of Perak, on the constitutionality of his purported removal on 7 May 2009.  It is common ground that the legislative assembly was summoned that day

The silver lining in Perak crisis

Ong Kian Ming (Malaysiakini) Much ink, most of it negative, has been spilled over the events that transpired in the Perak state assembly last Thursday. But the optimist in me always tries to see the silver lining shining through the dark clouds.

Perak may not be cakewalk for Pakatan

Shaka Sun While the general opinion is that if there were snap elections in Perak, Pakatan will win hands down, with lengths of daylight being second, and BN being a motherless last.

Hearing on Nizar’s application postponed

By N Shashi Kala (thenutgraph.com) PETALING JAYA, 15 May 2009: The Court of Appeal hearing on Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin’s application to set aside the stay order granted to Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir has been postponed to 21 May.

Do the honourable thing, Najib

Tunku Aziz (Malaysian Insider) MAY 15 — The last three months have seen a flurry of activity on the Perak political front. All of this was without any doubt occasioned by Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s blatantly cynical, barefaced manipulation of human greed. Najib is no

Najib defends himself and the Sultan over Perak debacle

 Malaysian Insider KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — After more than four months, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak attempted today to put together a cogent case on why the power grab in Perak was justified.He also moved to absolve the Sultan of Perak and himself from