Monday, 22 March 2010

The Monarch Has No Power to Sack Any Member of The Cabinet Exco | LoyarBurok

The Monarch Has No Power to Sack Any Member of The Cabinet Exco

"The King/Sultan, therefore, has the discretionary power to appoint any person to be Prime Minister/Menteri Besar as he pleases subject only to his own perception of the person most likely to command the confidence of the majority of the members of the House of Representatives/Legislative Assembly.

But, it is necessary to point out that in the Perak case of Nizar v Zambry, the Sultan has no power to appoint Zambry as the Menteri Besar because Nizar was still the holder of the office. It is only when the office is vacant would the Sultan be able to appoint another person to the office of Menteri Besar.

The unconstitutional appointment of Zambry to the post makes him an imposter. This is a blatantly unconstitutional exercise of a non-existent executive power by a pretentious constitutional monarch. Are we back to the days of the pretensions of King Charles I?

A constitutional monarch has no executive power except that which the law allows him. And the Constitution of Perak would only permit the Sultan to act in the performance of a few discretionary functions stated in Article 18(2). In relation to the office of Menteri Besar Clause (2)(a) applies. It says:

(2) His Royal Highness may act in his discretion in the performance of the following function … that is to say:

(a) the appointment of a Mentri Besar,

Clause (2) (a) is clear enough. The Sultan only has the discretionary function to appoint a Menteri Besar. So that as long as Mohammad Nizar Jamaludin is still in office as Menteri Besar, the Sultan has no other discretionary function to appoint another person. Therefore, the Sultan’s appointment of Zambry Abdul Kadir is an unconstitutional exercise of a non-existent discretionary function to appoint a second Menteri Besar.


"If those who lose cannot accept the decision of the majority of the members, then it is better not to talk about democracy. You really do not know what democracy is about. *

What a simpleton - he believes that democracy is only about winning and losing!!! The question of how one wins doesn't enter his definition of "democracy" (or the fairness he speaks of in the footnote).
Here is a man who subverted all institutions of democracy, preaching to other's about "knowing" what democracy!!

Shattered Hopes and Broken Dreams

Shattered Hopes and Broken Dreams

A Memorandum on the Fate of Sabah in the Malaysian Federation

Presented by DANIEL JOHN JAMBUN, Esq. At the House of Commons, London, the United Kingdom

March 9, 2010

Good afternoon all Honourable Members of the House, ladies and gentlemen.

First of all, I would like to record our most sincere gratitude having been given this honour of presenting this memorandum before this esteemed House. Today, marks a moment of honour for the people of Sabah, the former North Borneo, for having been accorded this rare opportunity to present a Memorandum a matter of grave significance, a matter which affect our fate as the people of the Federation of Malaysia. We see this as a historical event, a moment granted by God’s grace, in which we can communicate under this honourable roof, to reminisce a milestone of history half a century ago which was followed by sad events that in too many instances happened with numerous misgivings.

For decades now, we the people of Sabah, have been haunted by ghosts of history dating back to August 31, 1963, the day we gained independence from Great Britain. Malaysia was conceptualised and constituted with the best of promises, endearing in us hopes and dreams for a greater future. It is with sadness that I stand here to witness that what had transpired since September 16, 1963 had been a series of events that had led us to the present situation in which we can justly proclaim to be a situation of shattered hopes and broken dreams!

We therefore stand before this House, in good faith, to seek redress and to appeal for an inclusive dialogue, which we hope will lead to a clearer and brighter tomorrow to all parties concerned. I seek the indulgence of this House to hear our side of the story and adjudge the events of the past with a clear conscience and a sympathetic eye, and to lend us a hand in seeking a just and righteous solution to our problem.

I would like to present three pertinent issues, which may or may not have direct concern of the present British government. Firstly, we need to take a critical review of the rationales and instruments for the formation of Malaysia. There is the nagging question of justice in the drafting of the critical Malaysia Agreement, the efficiency and integrity off the Cobbold Commission, the reliability of the promises of the Twenty Points, the Inter governmental Committee Report and the Malaysian Act, historical documents which must be familiar to the knowledge of the Honourable Lawmakers in this House. Secondly, is the perennial issue of security which now affect the sovereignty of Sabah within Malaysia. And thirdly is the case of the spiraling deterioration in the economic wellbeing of the people of Sabah.

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MPs, speaker caught exchanging ‘racist’ remarks

MPs, speaker caught exchanging ‘racist’ remarks

By G. Manimaran and Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 — Along with some serious commotion in Parliament last Wednesday, some lawmakers and a deputy speaker were caught in an exchange of racist remarks.

According to the Hansard, made available on the Parliament website, Pasir Salak MP Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman had allegedly said that Malays were jungle dwellers before the implementation of New Economic Policy (NEP).

In another exchange, Deputy Speaker Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Abdul Rahman was also recorded as asking Padang Serai MP N. Gobalakrishnan to return to the plantations — a remark seen as a racial slur in the country.

The exchanges took place when the Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was debating the royal address.

Tajuddin stopped Anwar’s speech to question the latter’s stand on the pro-Malay economic policy and to explain that it has successfully changed the living conditions of Malays.

“This is the reality of today. Malays no longer live in the jungle, no longer live on the trees,” said Tajuddin.

At this point Taiping MP Nga Kor Ming took the opportunity to criticise Umno for exaggerating the plight of the Malays.

“Who is saying the Malays used to live in the jungle? Umno,” said Nga before he was asked to sit down by Wan Junaidi.

Padang Serai MP N. Gobalakrishnan then tried to intervene but his microphone was not switched on.

“Honourable Member from Padang Serai, if you want to go back to the estate, go now,” said Wan Junaidi.

Gobalakrishnan had dismissed Tajudin’s argument about the Malay community’s economic conditions before the NEP.

“No Malays lived in the jungle,” said Gobalakrishnan.

When contacted, Wan Junaidi confirmed that he made the remarks but said he did not mean to offend any party.

“It is the same as asking the Malays to ‘balik kampung’,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

Wan Junaidi added that his statement should not be taken out of context and must be read together with the verbal exchange.

Meanwhile Gobalakrishnan told The Malaysian Insider last night that it was really disheartening if the deputy speaker had indeed made the remarks in the House.

He admitted he did not hear what Wan Junaidi had told him but said he would check the Hansard on Monday before deciding on the next course of action.

“I have to first check the Hansard this Monday and will request for the remark to be expunged if it is true that the deputy speaker had said it,” said the first-term lawmaker.

Soi Lek goes for MCA presidency

Soi Lek goes for MCA presidency