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N. 46 Pelabuhan Kelang: By-Election, Stalemate Or Court Intervention?

N. 46 Pelabuhan Kelang: By-Election, Stalemate Or Court Intervention?

Tough questions which could not be dodged regarding the vacancy of N. 46. Is the Speaker’s decision correct? Will the Election Commission call a by-election? Or will the Court intervene? LoyarBurok does public service yet again here. All you need to know regarding N. 46, really.

Full FCT Grounds of Judgment by Nik Hashim FCJ in Jamaluddin & 2 Ors v Speaker v EC

Selected extracts of the grounds setting aside the Perak Speaker’s decisions that the State seats of Behrang, Changkat Jering and Jelapang were vacant pursuant to their Assemblypersons’ purported resignations follows.

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Full FCT Grounds of Judgment by Paul FCJ in Zambry & 6 Ors v Speaker

Selected extracts of the grounds setting aside the suspension of Zambry & 6 others follows. On the objection that proceedings should have been commenced by way of judicial review, the Court held: The rule in O’Reilly v Mackman [1982] 3 All ER 1124 has been adopted by the Court of Appeal in cases such as […]

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Hari Yang Begitu Gelap

Hari Yang Begitu Gelap

Pada ketika saya menulis artikel ini, “Speaker” yang “dilantik” oleh ADUN Barisan Nasional telahpun “menangguhkan” persidangan DUN Perak kepada satu tarikh yang tidak ditetapkan. “Penangguhan” tersebut merupakan babak akhir rentetan peristiwa yang berlaku di Ipoh pada hari ini (Mei 7). Bermula dengan penangkapan begitu ramai rakyat Malaysia yang berkumpul di Ipoh, kemudiannya “perlantikan” “Speaker” haram […]

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When the highest court in the land could bring down the Government of the day

When the highest court in the land could bring down the Government of the day

The front page of the Star newspaper of Friday, 17 April 2009 carries this startlingly outrageous decision of the Federal Court. The headline proclaims “Court: Siva does not have right to suspend seven”. The report reads: PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has unanimously ruled that Perak Assembly Speaker V Sivakumar does not have the power to […]

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