The KL High Court affirmed that Pakatan’s Nizar is still the legitimate MB of Perak-practically delivering a slap on the BN MB Zambry and the Perak Sultan who installed Zambry beyond the royalty’s constitutional power and function. The next step: Fresh Perak elections -when will it be?
The lose in the KL High Court seems to have been anticipated by BN’s chief Njib who offered a `1 Perak’ unity government formula to retain BN’s foothold in the State Government. No one fell for the trick.
To trigger a state election the Sultan’s consent to dissolve the State Assembly is again in focus. Will the Sultan repeat the same mistake again this time around? Will the royalty insist on deciding on something which is the domain of the people’s right? Nizar reportedly is knocking on the royal’s door any time now!
The episode shows that the political decision should ultimately refer to the people-who should be the highest reference in any democracy. Any tinkling on this will attract negative reactions-no matter how high the position those who seek to take away what rightfully belong to the people.