Thursday, February 05, 2009

HAS THE SULTAN OF PERAK THE AUTHORITY TO APPOINT A NEW MENTRI BESAR WHEN THE EARLIER HAS NOT RESIGNED?

Many seem to question whether the Sultan of Perak have the power to appoint a new Mentri Besar when the earlier Mentri Besar has not resigned.

Looking at the Constitution, the Sultan of Perak's role is only ceremonial and the power is with the State Assembly. A Mentri Besar need to be voted out with no confidence by the members of the State Assembly at a formal sitting. Only after receiving this notification from the State Assembly, can the Perak Sultan make arrangement to appoint a new Mentri Besar who commands the respect of the majority. The word 'majority' is also questionable. Can Independent representatives be considered ? The answer would be NO.

This is the rule and everyone including the Palace need to obey and respect.

From the series of events it seems that there is a BREACH and everyone irrespective of the Palace can face detriment, to the extend that the position of the Sultan could be terminated since the absolute power in any State in Malaysia are in the hands of the PEOPLE.

Its time to give in to the wishes of the people, failing which the PEOPLE'S POWER will emerge.