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Perak in crisis

Another round of quotable quotes by Bar Council Chairwoman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, constitutional law expert, Prof. Dr. Shad Saleem Faruqi and Kelantan MB, Tuan Guru Nik Aziz.
PERAK IN CRISIS - Nizar has no choice but to resign: Bar Council
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs:Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin has no choice but to resign, the Bar Council head said.

Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said that Perak ruler Sultan Azlan Shah had acted within the provisions of the state constitution in not agreeing to the dissolution of the state assembly and asking Nizar to quit.

“The constitution says that if the MB does not command majority in the state assembly and his request to dissolve the state assembly is not granted by the Sultan, then will have to tender the resignation of the exco, including himself,” she said.

“These provisions are similar to those in the Federal Constitution and in this case, the Ruler seemed to be satisfied that he (Nizar) does not command the majority.” [NST]

Prof Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi - Not In Constitution, But Sultan Can Dismiss MB
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Perak has the power to dismiss his Menteri Besar even though the latter refuses to tender his resignation after being decreed to do so, a constitutional law expert said.

"In a situation where the person (MB) doesn't want to step down despite having lost (the support of the majority), I think the Sultan will have the power to remove.

Nik Aziz Respects Sultan's Decision, PR Must Be Rational
KOTA BAHARU, Feb 5 (Bernama) -- Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat respects the decision of the Sultan of Perak not to dissolve the State Legislative Assembly and asking his Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, to resign as His Highness has the right and power to do so.

New BN government in Perak aside, frankly, I pity those three PKR and DAP frogs. I wonder how are they going to work and serve the people in their respective constituencies effectively as new independent representatives. I mean, don't they feel ashamed to face the people, particularly those who voted for them? To look at it from a long term perspective, they are in fact committing political suicide. I doubt BN would retain these politically corrupt ADUNs in the next general election. And even if they do get selected to contest under BN, I don't think they can win again after what had happened.

According to DAP Perak chairman, Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham, Hee's reason for leaving Pakatan was because she was not given any benefits by the state. Quoting his statement from The Star, "He said Hee was dissatisfied and had complained for not being appointed an exco member and for not getting a Toyota Camry" (The Star).
If this is really true, then I feel sad for BN to have someone with such a disgraceful mentality as an elected representative and possible new Perak Exco.

Whatever it is, the new Mentri Besar of Perak will definitely not going to have it all smooth sailing. He is after all leading an unpopular government and there is no certainty that the new government will be a stabler one than the Pakatan Rakyat government. Only time can tell.

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