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FFF Shoot Day 6 “No Silver Lining: The Perak Crisis”

FFF Shoot Day 6 “No Silver Lining: The Perak Crisis”

Finally!, we managed to interview Nizar, after cancelling on him twice. Yes, we cancelled on him. Ha Ha.

Gobbledegook and regurgitation galore in the 2 written judgments of the Court of Appeal in Zambry v Nizar

Prologue I shall start with an aside on the dictionary definition of the two words which feature in the title of this article. Gobbledegook means unintelligible language. Regurgitate means repeat information without understanding it. Regurgitation is the noun.

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Zambry’s Illegal EXCO

Why is Zambry’s EXCO illegal? Let us examine the late Tun Suffian’s interpretation. First, the context. Did Nizar tender the resignation of his EXCO? 1. Thus far, we have been asking the question whether the Sultan (HRH) may dismiss the Menteri Besar (MB). The High Court has ruled that HRH does not have such power, […]

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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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Sedition under the Law of this Country

I write this article so as to apprise the people who, in the mind of the general public, have taken the law into their own hands through the harassment of law abiding citizens of this country with the threat of using the Sedition Act 1948 on them. They should not have done it without first […]

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Crises of Confidence and Perak’s Constitutional Impasse

Professor Dr. Andrew Harding, after the demise of the late Professor RH Hickling CMG QC, would (with Professor Dr. HP Lee) arguably share the honour of being the foremost jurists on the Malaysian Constitution. Among others, he is the author of “Public Duties and Public Law” (OUP, 1989), “Law, Government and the Constitution in Malaysia” […]

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Absolute or constitutional monarchy?

Absolute or constitutional monarchy?

Court Observer says: Having just digested the 78-page judgment of High Court judge Datuk Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim on who is the rightful MB of Perak, I conclude it is a well-reasoned decision. The judge holds the view that only a vote of no confidence on the floor of the house (state legislative assembly or […]

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Judgment Day for Nizar and Zambry: What will happen tomorrow?

Judgment Day for Nizar and Zambry: What will happen tomorrow?

Post by a “Court Observer” received by LB.com just now: IT is judgment day tomorrow for ousted Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and his successor Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir. The Kuala Lumpur High Court will deliver tomorrow afternoon the much awaited ruling whether Nizar or Zambry is the rightful chief […]

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