Sunday, February 22, 2009

UMNO SEEKS LONDON QC ADVICE ON PERAK TUSSLE WHEN THERE ARE QUALIFIED LEGAL MALAYSIANS WHO CAN ADVISE THEM BETTER

It was reported that a Senior Constitutional UMNO lawyer has flown to London, United Kingdom today to seek advice from a leading Queen's Counsel (QC) on the matter pertaining to the Perak tussle where UMNO had conveniently 'hijacked' and toppled the legitimate Pakatan Rakyat Opposition government by using the Palace to appoint the UMNO-led Barisan Nasional lawmakers by using 'frogs' who have 'vacated' their seats through a pre-signed resignation letters as showing their support them when previously they had shown their support to the PR Opposition government.

The Perak State Assembly Speaker after the meeting of the Special Privileges Committee on last Wednesday had further decided to suspend the Sultan appointed Mentri Besar and his Exco Members from the Barisan Nasional for a period of 18 to 12 months respectively for their involvement in this illegal act of takeover subsequent to complaints received from lawmakers.

The surprising fact is when there are a number of highly qualified Malaysian legal intellectuals who would be in a better position than a foreign QC to advice, UMNO had embarked to waste public funds and time to get a similar result that their action was unconstitutional and that the State Assembly is the only avenue where a Mentri Besar can be removed if he does not tender his resignation through a vote of no-confidence. The Perak Sultan does not have the power to terminate a lawfully appointed Mentri Besar, taking into account in this scenario.

This clearly shows that UMNO is just trying to hoodwink the Malaysian public that they need to trust the 'thief' in this tussle.

picture courtesy of Malaysiakini