Thursday, February 05, 2009

No new MB...until current MB tenders resignation of the MB and State Exco..mmm

The law is clear ...that it is not automatic that Menteri Besar and the Executive Council is deemed vacant once the Sultan refuses the request to dissolve the Legislative Assembly..

There is no question about the swearing in of any new Menteri Besar ....until the current Menteri Besar resigns.

And as mentioned earlier, there is no time limit stipulated in the law. Neither did the Sultan state a time frame by which the Perak Menteri Besar is to tender his resignation.

Thus that letter to return keys, etc by the "...State secretary Abdul Rahman Hashim instructs Menteri Besar Mohd Nizar, all exco members and their aides to vacate their offices at the state secretariat as soon as possible. They have been reminded not to take any official documents with them. They were also told to hand in their official car keys as well as the keys to their offices..." may also not be right.- malaysiakini, 5/2/2009, Perak sultan: No dissolution of assembly (Live Reports)

The taking over over the State Secretariate by the police may also be wrong...
(4:21pm) Police and FRU have taken over the State Secretariat building. Once Sultan Azlan Shah declared the Mentri Besar and excos must step down, the state secretary sent letters to all excos telling them to surrender their belongings, such as keys and cars etc. He also went to the offices of the excos and told all their personal assistants to leave immediately. malaysiakini, 5/2/2009, Perak sultan: No dissolution of assembly (Live Reports)
The MB wants to make ask the Sultan to re-consider earlier decision not to dissolve the State Legislative Assembly - nothing in the law that states that he cannot do that, and of course, HRH has the full authority to change his mind.

There is yet no person who do command the confidence of the majority of the members of Assembly - for, if there was then the Sultan would have mentioned this. The BN is still not sure who will be the MB.

This is not a situation after the General Elections - this is different. How does the Sultan decide on the person ' who do command the confidence of the majority of the members of Assembly' - surely he must again meet all of them.

It seems that the jearlier meeting of all that ADUNs was to determine the fact that the present MB no longer 'commanded the confidence of the majority of the members of Assembly...'

Hence, after the resignation of the present MB (together with the Executive Council) - only then do we move to the next step - of getting an MB, and HRH the Sultan may have to meet up with all the ADUNs to get their indiocation of who they support to be MB.

Nothing can move now until the current MB tenders his resignation...mmm

For all intents and purposes the current MB is still the MB of Perak...

The law needs to be clarified - and maybe, there must be amendments to the State Constitution to make things clear...

Same with our Federal Constitution - Abdullah Ahmad Badawi may not want to resign after March 2009 - and what can Najib do...mmm


alvin lee said...

Sorry but its game over for the PR Government in Perak.

Take the collapse gracefully and try again in the next GE.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...


When a donkey is offered a carrot or a stick
We all know which one it will definitely pick
There's no longer the question of loyalty stick
When there's really no conscience at all to prick

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 050209
Thur. 5th Feb. 2009.

Starmandala said...

"Alvin Lee" is a bogus User ID. I just checked his Blogger profile & it's just a front for a non-existent site called!

The game is far from over - it has just gotten a lot more dangerous, that's all, which is a good indication of Najib's desperation.