Updated (a little) @ 1617 hrs
The KL High Court has just ruled that Datuk Seri Ir. Haji Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin is still the rightful Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Perak. This has been confirmed by tweets from The Edge, The Nut Graph, and by DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang.
Update @ 1617: This has further been confirmed by The Nut Graph in their posting just before 4pm today.
Uncle Lim, via @limkitsiang also reported that the presiding judge has also rejected a stay of decision application made by Zambry’s counsel. Among the factors stated in the judgment include (some of the following have been cut and pasted from @limkitsiang tweets):
- “perak constitution does not contemplate mb dismissal by sultan”
- the Attorney General’s “deeming argument” is rejected, since it is the opinion of the judge that there is “no ambiguity in constitution”
- “assembly never had no confidence motion, material”
- “mb can only be dismissed by no confidence motion in assembly”
Walski will update this post later, once there is more to report. But for now, some important questions.
(the questions Walski has, and more, in the full post)
First, is BN going to accept this decision?
If they do, then that would pave the way to solving the impasse. Nizar can call for the dissolution of the assembly, making a state-wide by-election necessary. A RESET, so to speak.
And secondly, if BN does not except the decision, what then? But then again, it would be considered contempt of court if the decision is not accepted, right?
More later peeps…