It was reported today that the Ipoh High Court Judicial Commissioner Ridwan Ibrahim has once again refused to abide by the Federal Constitution when hearing the application filed by three pro-Barisan Nasional independent assemblypersons (frogs) against the Perak State Speaker for wrongly declaring their seats vacant while relying on their resignation letters submitted by their respective political parties.
First, Section 72 Clauses (1) to (3) of the Federal Constitution, provides that Perak State Speaker's actions in the State Legislative Assembly could not be brought to court,
while secondly, Article 132, Clause (3) of the Federal Constitution clearly states that the public service shall not be taken (b) to comprise the office of President, Speaker, Deputy President, Deputy Speaker or member of either House of Parliament or of the Legislative Assembly of a State.
Since this novice Judicial Commission had classified the Perak State Speaker as a public service officer, he had further ruled today that V Sivakumar cannot represent himself by virtue of his position as the Speaker of the Perak State Assembly is in total disrespect of our Federal Constitution and is creating severe legal implications to the nation by not abiding by the foremost rule of the law.
The time has come for the Judiciary to terminate this 'incompetent' Judicial Commissioner before he create much more damage to the judiciary which to date is viewed with 'suspicion'.
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