Hijacking . . . Perak sultan can ‘honour’ late father’s image by ‘mothballing’ 2009 case law


The Perak sultan should not agree to a change of gov’t. The gov’t should continue as usual or the state assembly should be dissolved for snap elections.

It’s time the 2009 Perak case law was mothballed and the focus shift to the state assembly.

Once a gov’t has been formed, the debate should no longer be about simple majority, if the gov’t finds itself in a minority.

Hijacking . . .

Hijacking gov’t will be recurrent theme in Malaya and Borneo unless certain civilised norms are observed.

This is beyond the Constitution, law and the court.

It’s important that the heads of state — sultans, Governors, Agong — stay above the fray lest they be seen as being party to illegalities.

Illegalities exist when the head of state risks odium, ridicule, contempt and public disrepute.

Perceptions matter.

If anyone turns up at the Istana, clutching SDs, the heads of state should not open the gates, maintain a discreet silence, and point in the direction of the legislature.

Everything can be settled in Parliament and/or the state assemblies when gov’t Bills, the true test of confidence, are presented.

Court . . .

The court will not go against the heads of state. It will not tell them what to do or what not to do.

Instead, the court will bend over backwards on what the heads of state did or did not do.

Having said that, conventions are about the working of the Constitution.

No court will hear applications on conventions since they are not law.

The court is only about law.

Anyone who goes to court as a result of actions and/or inactions by heads of state, would have to work their cause for action around the said actions and/or inactions.

The people . . .

The people should not get emotional over politics, politicians and political parties.

Political parties with card-carrying members are not about democracy.

They are about a new form of tribalism and feudalism.

Focus on issues, not political parties.

Send at least 15 independents to Parliament.

These will help ensure good gov’t.

Read further here . . .


In law, once the Agong or court has made a decision, there’s closure,
and All must accept and respect the decision.

Author: fernzthegreat

Joe Fernandez holds a honours degree in management, majoring in economics, and has opted from academia in law to being a jurist. He was trained professionally on the job as a journalist. He's a longtime Borneo watcher, keen on the history and legal aspects of Malaya's presence in Sabah and Sarawak. He teaches the English language privately and has emerged as a subject matter expert in public examination techniques.

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