Tomorrow is the day for Perak because the federal court will decide whether to reinstate Nizar or to reaffirm Zambry's administration. Law lecturer Abdul Aziz Bari is right to point out that legal consideration is not longer important in this case.
The damage has been done to the soft fabric of Malaysian democracy. In this country, anything is possible. Unpredictability of the courts is slowly becoming a norm rather than an exception.
I was asked by reporters what will happen to Perak after the federal court decision tomorrow. It is not so important which coalition is going to end up ruling the state. The most important question is the direction this country is taking or the judiciary is taking us.
If the court rules that the constitutional monarch is legally empowered to hire and fire a chief minister, it will throw the whole parliamentary democracy process upside down. Malaysia will take a few steps backward. Under a parliamentary democracy, a state leader can only be removed through a vote of no-confidence in a state assembly.
Clearly to its advantage, UMNO is surprisingly campaigning for the revival of monarchy in the country by attacking Pakatan leaders as traitors to the rulers or 'derhaka'. It was UMNO which clipped the wings of the monarchy by striking out their immunity.
Tomorrow we will find out if there is a return of more influential monarchy which may play an active role as a king maker in the Malaysian politics.
The second dilemma is who is going to defend the sanctity of the constitution if judges are allowed to interpret the constitution not according to their spirit? Tomorrow's judgement may also continue to jeopardize the separation of power.
The political arrogance displayed by some politicians by ignoring the democratic wishes of the people is most disturbing. Through this illegal power grab, the Barisan Nasional cannot claim to do it for the people. It did it to satisfy its own appetite for power. It comes at a huge cost - the destruction of Malaysian democracy.
Pakatan was no better too for flirting with the same idea. Luckily, its 916 mind game which harboured a hope to capture federal power through the same method - party hopping - did not materialize. If it did, we may have seen the last of Pakatan too.
Malaysia may be blessed with virtually no deadly natural disaster but our politicians have proven to be the most dangerous destructive forces. Sadly, we have chosen to leave politics to these lesser men and women.