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BN stucked in Perak constitutional crisis – Malaysiakini March 5, 2009

Posted by nikmj in General, malaysiakini, malaysianinsider, National, news.
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The crisis in Perak continues as Speaker Sivakumar lawyer Mr Chan Kok Keong informed that charges against Sivakumar as public servant is irrelevant as he is not.  As such he can appoint any lawyers and not subject to state legal advisors only as instructed by JC Ridwan Ibrahim.

According to Article 132 (3) (b) of the Federal Constitution, the speaker cannot be considered a public servant and therefore is not obliged to be represented by the state legal advisor.

According to excerpts of the Federal Constitution provided to reporters by Chan, Article 132 (3) (b) states that “The public service shall not be taken to comprise the office of President, Speaker, Deputy President, Deputy Speaker or member of either House of Parliament or of the Legislative Assembly of a state;” [read more here… tmi]

Next, about the prohibition to hold a DUN meeting by Judicial Commisioner, Ridwan Ibrahim, there exist another ambiguity about the authority and qualification of the JC.

With his term as judicial commissioner ending February 28, the Perak constitutional crisis has taken another twist with the question whether Ridwan Ibrahim was eligible to hear or grant a restraining order against state speaker V Sivakumar yesterday. The Ipoh-based judicial commissioner was first appointed on March 1, 2007 to a two year term which ended last Saturday. [read more here…gbn]

One thing for sure this crisis created and manipulated by the BN could go into disaster and Malaysia could become a laughing stock to the world legal community if it is not being stopped by palace soon.

Survey done by Merdeka Center For Opinion Research shows majority of the Perakians want a fresh polls to settle this crisis ASAP

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