Friday, February 06, 2009

Sultan Perak has C4ed his own convictions

The sultan could have taken the best option out by dissolving the state assembly to call for a fresh mandate from the people.
Rightly or wrongly, history will judge the former Lord President's decision on the current crisis.

As Kabilan wrote in Malaysiakini today, the sultan seemed to have forgotten his own convictions in such matters.

Flashback to 2004 – in his book, Constitutional Monarchy, Rule of Law and Good Governance, the sultan wrote:

"Under normal circumstances, it is taken for granted that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong would not withhold his consent to a request for dissolution of parliament. His role is purely formal."

He also added that no sultan or agung had withheld consent to dissolve legislative body, except in Kelantan in 1977.

With his decision now, it looks like what he wrote was just rhetoric... without any convictions.

The decision of the sultan to deny Mohd Nizar’s request for the dissolution also indicated that the sultan had seemingly subjected himself to a higher political power play.


And coming in his 25th year as the state ruler – celebrations were held on Tuesday – the decision by the sultan in handing over powers to the BN government without his subjects having any say is very disappointing to say the least.

To put in bluntly, the decision of the sultan – who is the custodian of the people, their protector and someone who is supposed to act for the people – had just killed any semblance of democracy in Perak.

7 comments:

davors said...

the rukun negara is C4ed and buried 6 feet under as well...

Terry said...

my heart bled the whole night...

kenny said...

10 BILLION APA PUN BOLEH BELI LAH

hailtheking said...

sad... very sad what had happened.




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Bangsa Cina Malaysia said...

Asalamualaikum,

Rakyat Perak dan seluruh Malaysia marilah berkabung atas kematian demokrasi
dan berdoalah kuasa kepada rakyat untuk memilih di kembalikan serta merta.

InsyaAllah MB Nizar akan kembali berkuasa.

Ameen.

Helen said...

I'm from Ipoh and I can tell you Nizar is the best MB Perak ever had. From the initial rejection by the people (after March 8) when a PAS member was appointed MB, he had since gone on to win the hearts of all with his sincerity and dedication.

Anak Perelih said...

looks like The Sultan was pressured or blackmailed by UMNO....

BTW.. those 3 frogs are reallly idiot/stupid/moron.... they should asked for RM1 billion instead.... this is the time to be a billionaire... not just an ordinary millionaire...