Thursday, April 09, 2009

So, Federal body decides whether there is a vacancy in the State Legislative Assembly

So, the 'independent' Federal Court has decided that it is the 'Federal-Election Commission' that will decide whether a seat in a State Legislative Assembly is vacant or not - NOT the Speaker of the State Assembly.

Sovereignity of the State and its Sultan- powers of the State - etc is now in question...

I believe an Election Commission should only be tasked with the duty of carrying out elections...Full Stop.

Whether there is a vacancy...or whether an election is to be carried out to fill that vacancy really should not be within the powers of the Election Commission...

The three independent Perak assemblypersons will remain state representatives after the Federal Court ruled today that the Election Commission was the rightful body to declare vacancies in the state seat.


Perak speaker V Sivakumar had earlier said the three had resigned from their seats but this was questioned by the assemblypersons. - Malaysiakini Report


Voice of the Oppressed, Suppressed said...

This is what happens when the court walks on its head.
This is the same as saying it is the pharmacist who decides what drug you should take and not the doctor.

lleekh said...

Its time to be face the facts. We might as well ask what the PM or executive wants to do. Stop pretending and wasting time going to the courts, Police, Anti COrruption.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...


When one wants to play both judge and jury
There are bound to be people being upset with fury
With so many hatchets waiting to be buried
There are still enough bones of contention to be carried

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 100409
Fri. 10th Apr. 2009.

Ghifari X said...

Someone should sue the Fed/Court on behalf of the State Assembly and the Sultan. Now way this decision should not be appeal either-Delineation is up to whom? The Fed/Court has now place the EC directly into the Legislative arm of the State Assembly. Perak now have lost its constitution to a non-legislative authority. Why not approach the EC to dissolve the SLA rather than the Sultan? Indeed the Sultan has now lost all its discretion. ! This will backfire. This to me is not a ruling; it is a decree.

Unknown said...

they thought they were allah ma.

btw, is there an official doc listing the duty and scope of works of the EC?