The events in Perak run so fast that it can make a Hong Kong action movie look slow:
* When Perak Speaker called the Emergency State Assembly into session under a tree the other side applied for an injunction from Ipoh High COurt to stop the Speaker from holding illegal meetings in the name of the State Assembly. There is an issue whether the judge involved, whose contract had expired, could pass any judgement on the State Assembly, which is a law making, sovereign body; Sparks flew between legal opinions on both side-with Bar Council supporting the Speaker;
*The Ipoh High COurt judge also try to stop the Perak Speaker Sivakumar from engaging his own `private’ lawyers -claiming that as `civil servants’ Sivakumar should be represented by the State legal advisor -who ironically is representing ZAmbry-the BN MB, in the KL court case filed by PR MB Nizar. In any case there are objections to this view from lawyers who cited the law to say that the Speaker, being a political position, does not belong to the `civil servants’ category; But the judge’s view did reflect some mentality of the civil servants!
*Meanwhile the civil servants are mobilised to do some political work: the police summoned the 28 PR Assemblypersons for questioning regarding the Emergency seating of the Perak State Assembly on account that the outdoor Assembly was an `illegal assembly’ in the police’s eyes!
* Not only that the police and the newly rebranded MACC interrogated the Perak Speaker and his lawyers-totally oblivious that they are treading on very tricky grounds. The way the political impasse is dealt with by `civil servants’ shows how little the Federal government/ruling parties bother about the constitutional positions/ rights of the PR politicians involved. If they do give recognition to the political nature of the conflict they should subject the choice to the people-let them decide who they want to be their rightful government! That is the only politically correct way to settle a political issue in a political/democratic way!
All the troubles seems to arise from the attempt by one side to seize power without regards to the people who are the ultimate arbitre of power on the land. Those in UMNO who try to play royalists should be ashamed of themselves after what they had done to the royals all these years!