KOTA BAHARU, Feb 5 (Bernama) -- Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat respects the decision of the Sultan of Perak not to dissolve the State Legislative Assembly and asking his Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, to resign as His Highness has the right and power to do so. However, he said what needed to be looked into and raised questions was what transpired that led to the decision by the Sultan.
The following was what Professor Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi said just a moment ago:
Not In Constitution, But Sultan Can Dismiss MB
"I'm sure he (the Sultan) doesn't relish (having to remove the MB) but the whole world is watching. The government is collapsing not due to popular mandate but due to defections. "I'm sure Tuanku is very pained by all this, but he is in a dilemma, he has to have a government but there is an obvious stalemate," he said. Prof Shad Saleem said he personally favoured a dissolution to let the people decide but the move would involve a substantial amount of expenditure and disruption at the expense of the people, which he felt the Sultan had undoubtedly taken into account when making his decision.
Tuan Guru, thank you for your support and respect. Perak needs stability but I am sure Perak will not be stable for quite a long time.
I do not agree with the formation of the BN Government in Perak through defections especially with two ADUNs about to face a corruption charge that could see them lose their seats.
The Perak Govt might end up with a single seat majority only, which is held by an Independent from Jelapang by the way.
YB Hee Yit Foong is bound to hold the greatest responsibility and burden of her life, Kingmaker. Her vote could decide if BN stays in power.
Perak remain unstable for years to come. The drama will not end. But I hope everyone, especially Perakians, will respect the royal decree by Sultan Azlan Shah.
(Credits to TheStar for the photo)