Monday, March 02, 2009

Costly Perak Fiasco

The leadership of UMNO should realise what it has done to democracy in Perak. It has dragged into the fiasco too many parties e.g. the Perak monarchy, police, MACC and the state secretariat and the impact is disastrous and long lasting.

A report here shows that the situation is cronic in Perak:

"The Perak state secretary’s office has issued a directive to lock the gates tomorrow to the building where the state legislature is located ahead of an emergency sitting of the state assembly called by Speaker V Sivakumar.

The directive appears to suggest civil service and executive interference in the legislature in what some lawyers say is a clear violation of the constitution and the doctrine of separation of powers.

The Perak police chief also issued a statement this afternoon in which he said the emergency sitting is “invalid” and advised members of the public not to gather at the state assembly.

These various directives appear to suggest the state Barisan Nasional (BN) government is trying to stretch to the limits its advantage of incumbency to prevent a vote in the assembly tomorrow, which it may lose."


In a clear separation of power, it is illegal and illogical for both the state secretariat and the police to make such arbitrary announcement. The police does not have a legitimate reason to be involved in the situation in Perak. The Perak police chief must retract his statement and withdraw his force from the state assembly immediately. Else, an action must be taken against the police chief in accordance to the law.

The powers of the assembly speaker are clear and clarified in the constitution. It is not for Zambry, UMNO, the police or the state secretary to decide if his decision is illegal or not.

The action taken by the executive, the police and the state secretariat is illegal and undemocratic. Any parties failing to respect our democratic process is an act of contempt and must be severely punished.

Once again, the police has proven to be a political tool of the ruling regime. Malaysians must act sternly against politicians who think they are above the law.

Zambry should stop and retract his threat immediately. He said, "If anyone is involved in tomorrow's assembly, the state government would not compromise with anyone or any group which threatens national security, particularly in Perak."

He should heed his boss Najib's advice that the legality and legitimacy of the state government has yet to be decided. Hence, his state government is NOT legal at the moment. Stop using state power to threaten the public.

The silence of other BN component parties on this serious breach of the democracy system speaks volume of their pledge to change and reinvent themselves.

17 comments:

People said...

Enough is enough!
The whole nations have reach the limit on what have BN govt done so far!
All the BN components parties are in MUTE mode!
The nations will definately voice out our grivances thru the Ballot Box on the coming GE!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a threat to declare emergency to me!

Perakians,
Stock up your food...

Anonymous said...

The BN has reached a stage where it does not give a damn to the people's feeling and democracy. UMNO only abides by its laws of the jungle. It is time for PEOPLES POWER where 1 million people take to the streets to Putrajaya to force the Najis and all UMNO/BN leaders, including mamak mahathir take a one way plane trip to their political exile in Zimbabwe

Anonymous said...

kenapa mca mic dll diam macam ubi

Anonymous said...

What happen to tee kit and samyvelu ....are they in it to. what happen to rebranding and change this two jokers are talking about. Are they saving thier own thick skin.All the rakyat outthere ,,, get your maggi mee and sardin for long hibernation.

vinnan said...

Come to Johor, bastion of the MCA. See for yourself how little the MCA leadership seem to understand what is going on around them. What Najib did in Perak just killed the last bastion of MCA in Malaysia. The next GE will be UMNO vs The Rest Of Malaysia.

Anonymous said...

Bloody Zambry and BN - UMNO and MCA. Enough is enough. You all making the people very mad.

You are all irresponsible. The country is being blown up by the economic crisis. And you are playing hardball to create additional problem. You are selling the country down the drain.

Bentoh said...

THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY!!!!

Alright, tomorrow the home minister will sign the warrant letter to detain the 28 PR lawmakers under ISA, as they have threatened the national security...

Unless BN chooses not to hold General election at all... I can't see how BN would survive the next GE...

Maybe money~

wandererAUS said...

These are desperadoes in BN, who failed to establish their legitimacy has resorted to immoral tactics... to stay on in power. This will only be a short term gain for the BN but, a long term effect not only to UMNO but, to the whole nation.
Is is sad, the rule of law has given way to unashamed gangsters.

Moderator said...

Ah! What could Zambry's words be hinting? Would emergency and ISA be added to the cost of BN's Perak coup? Very likely I'm afraid.

Anonymous said...

God bless Perak

Anonymous said...

where are you, OK and KOh?

spineless to speak out as the Constitution is thrown out of the window? oh, keep it up coz thats what is expected from lapdogs.

Revamp, MCA and Gerakan? go on and keep talking. As spineless and as despicable before. Lap dogs are lap dogs.

Anonymous said...

"The silence of other BN component parties on this serious breach of the democracy system speaks volume of their pledge to change and reinvent themselves."
It means MCA, Gerakan and MIC condones what UMNO is doing. How then can they reform? UMNO action is the mill stone that will bring all of them down into deep waters.

Anonymous said...

Those guys just don't seems to understand,
The more dirty tricks they pull, the Rakyat is fed up more, and reject more!

They said they listen they change, all is nonsense!

The more they trying to steal Perak, withdrawn more ppl to Pakatan! good luck!

syauqi_x said...

hahaha...what else can i say...

they've been raping those institutions for a very long time...

only in malaysia, Montesquieu's separation of power doctrine is interpreted as, 'semuanya pun boleh ikut main!'

shame on you UMNO!

DavidChia said...

Democracy is dead!
This will be the tipping point!
The point of no return for umno!
Cilakah betul! Ptuiiiii!!!

Anonymous said...

But chinanese can return ...... to china