Tag: perak turmoil

Perak battle moves to Court of Appeal

Malaysiakini In contrary to the tight security at the Perak state secretariat yesterday, this morning the situation at the state’s centre of power was much calmer. Barisan Nasional’s Perak Menteri Besar Zambry Abd Kadir punched in for work at 9.16am, along with his exco members,

Footage of 'speaker dragged out' banned

Malaysiakini The one enduring image of the controversial May 7 Perak assembly sitting was that of speaker V Sivakumar being physically removed from his chair and dragged out of the chamber to allow his rival, R Ganesan, to take over the proceedings. A TV station

Leadership by Example Were Mandela-Gandhi Virtues, Zambry!

Press Statement by Member of Parliament Klang Charles Santiago in Klang on 13th May 2009 Academics, legal experts, rights activists, opposition politicians and the public have spent long hours zeroing in on every crease and crinkle of the political impasse in the northern state of

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

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

Perak debacle – an unforgivable violation of the constitution

Under the doctrine of separation of power, upon which the Malaysian Constitution is founded, neither the Executive, nor the Judiciary can meddle into the affairs of the legislature. Kim Quek The Barisan Nasional (BN) government has probably scored another first in the world.  It has