Perak in limbo with no Mentri Besar – PR lawyers to set aside Court of Appeal single-judge “stay” decision

Datuk Zambry Abdul Kadir has likened himself to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, causing all-round derision, outrage and revulsion.

If Zambry dreams of being a Gandhi, he would not want to be an illegitimate and unlawlful Mentri Besar even for a second.

He would not lay claim to be the Perak Mentri Besar as after the Nizar vs Zambry judgment of Justice Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim yesterday, he is doubly illegitimate as the Perak Mentri Besar.

Zambry went against everything Gandhi stood for in announcing that he would again “gate-crash” the Perak State Secretariat building tomorrow to illegitimately re-occupy the office of Mentri Besar!

Zambry was defaming the memory of Gandhi in suggesting that the great Indian moralist would have approved Zambry for being a doubly illegitimate MB.

The most astounding single-judge Court of Appeal decision to grant stay of the Abdul Aziz declaration does not in any way salvage Zambry’s position as a doubly illegitimate MB.

Abdul Aziz declared Zambry as an unlawful and illegitimate MB and Nizar the lawful and legitimate MB.

The stay given by a single judge of the Court of Appeal “stayed” Nizar from taking back his lawful and legitimate office as Perak Mentri, but it did not overturn the High Court decision and could not be taken to mean that Zambry can continue to be illegal and illegitimate Perak MB.

This will be against public policy and national interest. Perak government is in total limbo, without a Mentri Besar, as Nizar, the lawful and legitimate MB has been “stayed” from exercising his powers and responsibilities, while Zambry, the unlawful and illegitimate MB, could not be deemed to be licenced by the Court of Appeal to continue to act illegally.

Allowing someone whom the Court has declared to be an unlawful and illegitimate MB to continue in office would have completely horrified Gandhi – and Zambry likens himself to Gandhi!

The lawyers I spoke to in the past few hours are shocked at the Court of Appeal single-judge “stay” decision.

Pakatan Rakyat lawyers will set aside the Court of Appeal single-judge “stay” decision in an urgent application tomorrow.

Zambry and his usurper Exco should not re-occupy the SUK offices to avoid another sorry spectacle of having to vacate them after a few hours.

  1. #1 by ekans on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 12:05 am

    For many years, Mahatma Gandhi had practised the philosophy of non-violent civil disobedience in his struggle for India’s independence from British rule.
    Nelson Mandela had spent a significant amount of his life behind bars in his struggle against the racist white supremacist ideology of apartheid in South Africa.
    Can the Pangkor ADUN prove that he has also suffered the same hardships and made the same sacrifices as Gandhi and Mandela to justify his claim of being likened to those two great men?
    He and his motley crew of UMNO’s BN ADUNs plus ‘independent but BN friendly’ double-crossing defectors can’t even prove that the ‘virtual reality’ Perak state government they claim to be running has the mandate of the people of Perak via the ballot box in the first place.
    His party tried to ‘character assassinate’ his adversary with allegations that Nizar is a traitor, stooge, puppet & other negative stuff but eventually Nizar became the victor in the Bukit Gantang elections, leaving the Pangkor ADUN with a slap in the face.
    Of course, the Pangkor ADUN still wants to hold on to the power-grab through the back doors and back lanes, enlisting the help of ‘supposedly independent but BN friendly’ members of the judiciary…

  2. #2 by frankyapp on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 1:05 am

    Hey guys,it looks fishy,one judge said it’s illegal,next minute an other one judge said it stays. I think there’s a conspiracy in this case.The sultan is co-incidentally out of town,the PM said no fresh election,it sums up pretty cocky. No MB,no speaker no assembly meeting,what’s nect ?.

  3. #3 by raven77 on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 1:12 am


    Our Malaysian courts now become a laughing stock of the world….dont our judges have this thing called self respect or guts anymore….is it always going to be the ricebowl thing…..Najib’s actions are literally destroying the country…[deleted]…the man just doesn’t realise that he will surely go to the grave one day and he should be cultivating a good name…..Malaysians should not be his victims….they must disengage and cast him away if Malaysia is ever going to have a future….

  4. #4 by ekompute on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 4:20 am

    “dont our judges have this thing called self respect or guts anymore”

    Well, if you have a gun pointing at your neck, what self-respect are you talking about? Supposing you are walking along a lonely back alley, and this guy comes up to you and say, “Hey, give me back my wallet.” Are you going to fight, knowing very well that you will lose your job instantaneously if you don’t listen?

  5. #5 by chengho on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 4:21 am

    Why Zambry wanna be some body else ?…….
    you can never satisfy DAP…….unless if u are velocity engineer like Nizar a cross between Kit and Anwar…. in Anwar word …. nepotism….LGE and Azzah….

  6. #6 by kerishamuddinitis on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 6:56 am

    the Sun, morning 11 May, Front Page – ‘If we respect the law, and everyone must respect the law, there won’t be any crisis and things won’t turn into a crisis.” Najib.

    A SLIME BALL breaks into your house, seizes all your possessions, and because he is physically bigger, richer and more influential, beats you to the ground…then offers to share 50% of the spoils of what is rightfully yours.

    The judge says ‘return it all to the rightful owner.’

    The SLIME BALL then gets another judge to stay the order of the first judge. Afterall, SLIME BALL is big, very big and rich, very, very rich and influential enough to own sultans of slime, grime and crime.


  7. #7 by ctc537 on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 7:09 am

    The longer this political crisis lasts, the more angrier the people become. I think the situation in Perak could become like the few days before the 12GE. People just fed up with politics and didn’t like to talk much since they had already made up their mind as to which party they would vote for. On 8/3/2008, many people just went to cast their votes. Asked any friend or acquaintance which party they voted for, almost all of them said: You knowlah, and still asking me this unnecessary question’

  8. #8 by poo chit on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 8:04 am

    PR will file an appeal today. Let’s wait and see whether they will be accorded the same super highway. The nation and the whole world is keeping an eye on this city that Tin Built.

  9. #9 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 8:12 am

    The whole BN case comes down to that the State Assembly should not be the only venue to remove an MB and there is no proviso in standing order for no-confidence vote. But the counter argument is 1) Why NOT? – the BN case arrogantly assumes they cross their T’s and i’s in all the messing up of the laws and institution over the last 50 years. Its clearly evident they are screw-ups for a long time.

    2) Even if there should be another mean to remove the MB other than the state assembly, it does not lie with the Sultan NOR is it clearly spelled out and hence not a matter for courts to decide what its standard necessary. The courts is not there to make up for the failures of the legislative and executive but as a matter to resolve the legal matters only.

    Again, this is a matter that cannot be resolved at the courts and the courts should not decide – that is the whole point of PR argument, go back to the people and let the people decide.

    It DOES NOT matter what the Court of Appeal says really. This comes down to between the will of the people or the will of the politicians. Which matter at this time? The answer is obvious.

    The longer this goes on, the longer it just shows how deep BN has screwed-up this country for the last 40 years. And it does not end unitl and election is held. Period…

  10. #10 by negarawan on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 8:35 am

    The high court has already ruled that Z is a thief and N is the rightful owner. What is the logic for the single judge in the courts of appeal to order a stay of execution so that Z can continue to be thief while the righful owner suffers? This is the sorry state of the Malaysian judiciary that UMNO has corrupted. BN must be wiped out for the sake of Malaysia

  11. #11 by taiking on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 8:52 am

    And didnt najib declare that he will “solve the problem”?

    Is this a part of the solution he has in mind? If it is then its is quite clearly improper and its practical result makes an utter nonsense of the laws and the nation – perhaps as ridiculous as the world famous line: “Looks like me. Speaks like me. But its not me.”

    If it is then it is clear that najib has no regard for the laws. He is out to gain power by all means including crooked means. His fangs are out and his hunger for power is exposed. But fortunately for us this perak issue will kill him and the idiot who equate himself to gandhi, politically.

    I call him stupid. His desire for greater power has turned into a national issue. Perakians will certainly get a lot of sympathy support from people of other states. The symphaty support will no doubt be translated into votes in elections. He has become a great liability to the country. (And umno too. So what are you waiting for? Get rid of him umno.)

  12. #12 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 9:20 am

    Correction – it does not end until the BN is kicked out – the possibility that BN can come back from this muck is just morally wrong…

  13. #13 by wanderer on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 10:01 am

    It is about time, the Perakians should come out in the open and do the Ganhdi or Martin Lurther style of protest…peaceful but, meaningful. Demand for People Power to be returned to the rakyat…and, not held by slimy politicians!
    Freedom does not come on a silver plate…it has to be fought for….

  14. #14 by taiking on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 10:13 am

    Dear negarawan,

    Quite clearly, the stay does not makes sense to you. Its alright. It makes no sense to me either and to all malaysians. I bet the whole world is laughing at us for having to content ourselves with such senseless order. But its ok. Let me tell you a secret. As long as it makes sense to najib and the idiot-who-equated-himself-to-gandhi all is well.

  15. #15 by Toyol on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 10:27 am

    Don’t let this Zambry character get to you. Just treat him like a clown or an UMNO puppet. That’s all he really is, nothing more.

    The proceedings in Malaysian courts continue to prove itself unworthy to be called world class judicial institutions. What it really is, a tool for the ruling coalition to cling to power.

  16. #16 by mumzie on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 10:32 am

    Uncle Lim, do Perak rulers has any emergency ‘CONSTITUTION’ like in Nizar vs Zambry’s case. I’m sure the Sultan can do something for his Rakyat to call by-election.

  17. #17 by Johorean on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 10:33 am

    Don’t worry, we the citizens has already seen what had happened and this useless so-called Dr Zambry can keep his MB post all he wants but come GE13, he can start packing together with our “1Malaysia” creator. Short term gain long term lose…what a no brainer.

  18. #18 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 11:31 am

    I have been pondering the stay of execution order particularly the argument by Cecil Abraham that its necessary to stop Nizar from asking for disolution of assembly and fresh election.

    Since when is having election INHERENTLY WRONG??? So what is wrong about Nizar being abled to dissolve the assembly and having fresh elections even if they argue BN Perak is the legitimate govt? How are they deprived of their rights by going back to the people?

    How did we come to the stage where TRUE DEMOCRACY is assumed to be WRONG???

  19. #19 by SpeakUp on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 12:59 pm

    Zambry needs to learn this from Gandhi … Gandhi was torn by the quest of the Muslim leaders to break India apart. He was willing to give the premiership to a MUSLIM to ensure that the nation was not torn apart but obtain independence as ONE nation.

    Zambry a Gandhi? ROFL!!!

  20. #20 by BenMoses on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 2:31 pm

    Zambry Abdul Kadir has likened himself to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Why not add Martin Luther King. You are not even worthy enough or the least to say fit to stand next to them and untie their sandals. Those great leaders were never power crazy people. Unlike you and the rest of the BN goons. Our very own Karpal Singh, Lim Kit Siang and other opposition leaders have struggled, fought, faced humiliation in the name of justice, corruption and democracy in this country for years and some of them have even been to prison. Our own opposition leaders are great but they never claim themselves to be like Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

    Shame on you stupid Zambry

    May the Lord show his great love and mercy on the people of Perak and justice will prevail. God is the judge, not humans.

  21. #21 by SpeakUp on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 2:54 pm

    Big Joe … what Cecil Abraham tried to show is this. If the stay were not granted, then Nizar will call for a dissolution and Zambry’s appeal will become academic. Its not about right or wrong.

    Actually, I am shocked to see a lawyer of his standing say that. Its lame. Who cares if it becomes academic … if I am not mistaken even LKS has experienced this when his case against Petronas was all settled by parliament passing an act to cover the issues.

    It only concerns Zambry because he wants to win and write history

  22. #22 by kerishamuddinitis on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 10:26 pm

    TRUE DEMOCRACY is judged to be WRONG!
    The CONSTITUTION is not worth the paper it is written on.
    A clown like Zambry can liken himself to Mandela and Gandhi.
    The police can act as the strong arm enforcers of politicians.
    For the 1st time in the history of Malaysia, the police have invaded the august chambers of the Assembly.
    The Speaker is muscled out, dragged out by the police.
    The PM says ‘respect the law…’ then promptly ignores a legal judgement and shows his underlings precisley how to undermine the Judiciary, yet again.

    This is the 1MALAYSIA Malaysians can look forward to.

    May Allah protect us from the evil that is gushing out from these people…and help Dumbry to realise that he is at the very best a Dumbdela and a Dumbdhi!

  23. #23 by ekans on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 10:37 pm

    On 13/5/2009 at 04:21.40, chengho said:
    Why Zambry wanna be some body else ?…….
    you can never satisfy DAP…….

    The Pangkor ADUN had said it himself in his own blog, more to his own satisfaction than DAP’s…

    On 13/5/2009 at 04:21.40, chengho said:
    unless if u are velocity engineer like Nizar a cross between Kit and Anwar…. in Anwar word …. nepotism….LGE and Azzah….

    Don’t forget the Pekan MP and his Home Minister cousin, plus the old doctor and his MITI Deputy Minister son…

  24. #24 by kerishamuddinitis on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - 11:08 pm

    Yes, Zambry DOES want to be somebody else…

    at least he wants us to think so…but I can only conclude that based on the on-going shenannigans of Born Nincompoops, Zambry can be Dumbry…and the best he can hope to be is a Dumbdela and a mindless Dumbdhi. Afterall, he is caught in a ‘sure-lose’ situation:

    lose and Nizar is MB, the MB Perak people want
    win and the entire nation condemns the way he won…

    Only the Born Nincompoops and Utterly Moronic Nincompoop Organisation cannot gauge the feelings of the rakyat…308 all over again but now TSUNAMI 2 will finish off what TSUNAMI 1 started!

  25. #25 by TheOwl on Saturday, 16 May 2009 - 7:18 pm

    I think the nincompoop mamak said he was like IDI AMIN. Like Idi Amin, he also has black skin and is power crazy. typo error in the papers. DO NOT drag the good names of Ghandhi and Mandela in. that SWINE/PIG impostor is NOT even worth the dust they tread on!!! I won’t even let him smell my asshole haha.

    Hey, mamak zombie, the people of Perak hate you and can’t wait for you to get lost! Najib is afraid of a re-election bcs he knows Nizar and PR are going to win BIG this time. (When I see those weak,sensual lips I feel SICK to the pit of my stomach and do I hate Najib’s f…… face!).

    The Sultan’s hands are now tied by dirty money and even if he wants to redo his moment of weakness he can’t now.

    I guess the only way the people of Perak can bring back democracy is to start a REVOLUTION! Now what we have in Perak is a DEMON CRACY!!!!!

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