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The Perak Crisis: Keep Focused on the Real Issues

On 11 May 2009, the Kuala Lumpur High Court ruled (per Dato’ Abdul Aziz J) that since there had been no formal vote of confidence on the floor of LA, Nizar remained the rightful MB of Perak. Zambry appealed. The Court of Appeal unanimously reversed the High Court decision but it was some time before the three judgments were released. Two of them, those of Dato’ Raus Sharif and Dato’ Ahmad Maarop JJCA were released towards the end of June while that of Dato’ Zainun Ali JCA was released in early July.

The three lengthy judgments come up to some 240 pages in all and a large number of issues were canvassed and discussed. Dr Kevin YL Tan SJD previously commented on the correctness of the High Court decision and having already discussed the contradictions that arose from the judgments of Raus and Maarop JJCA feels it is timely to revisit the most salient issues in this case.

The Loss of Confidence: Who Decides?

The Loss of Confidence: Who Decides?

Introduction Last week, I wrote an online comment on the nature and ambit of the Sultan of Perak’s powers (see www.loyarburok.com here), basing my thoughts on the High Court decision in that case. Shortly afterwards, two of the three Court of Appeal judgments – those of Dato’ Raus Sharif and Dato’ Ahmad Maarop JJCA – […]

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“The Sultan has no explicit power to dismiss an MB under the Perak Constitution”, The Sultan’s Constitutional Powers: A Comment

“The Sultan has no explicit power to dismiss an MB under the Perak Constitution”, The Sultan’s Constitutional Powers: A Comment

LoyarBurok is privileged to have received this comment piece from Kevin YL Tan on the on-going Perak constitutional crisis. Kevin has taught constitutional law for over 20 years. He currently holds Adjunct Professorships at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore and the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. He is […]

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