When the Pakatan Rakyat Government collapsed because 3 ADUNs left Pakatan Rakyat, the then Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin announced that he will seek the Royal consent to dissolve the State Assembly.
After consulting the Sultan, Nizar said it is all up to Sultan Azlan Shah to decide whether or not to dissolve the Perak State Assembly and pave the way for a fresh State-wide elections.
Sultan Azlan Shah, in his capacity as the Ruler of Perak then declined the request to dissolve the State Assembly.
Barisan Nasional promptly seeked an audience with the Sultan to inform Tuanku that they now have the majority and confidence of the ADUNs to form a new State Government.
Sultan Azlan Shah and Raja Nazrin Shah did not agree with Barisan Nasional's requests to takeover as the Perak State Government.
At that point in time, BN and Pakatan Rakyat had an equal number of ADUNs in Perak.
The Palace then requested to formally hear a vote of confidence for Barisan Nasional to form the State Government with a majority of ADUNs on their side.
31 ADUNs - 28 from BN and 3 Independents - had an audience with the Sultan of Perak.
After proper consultations of the 31 ADUNs, Sultan Azlan Shah was convinced that Nizar's administration had collapsed and Barisan Nasional now had the support of the majority of ADUNs.
To be fair to Pakatan Rakyat, we all have to face reality and respect the Constitutional right to seek redress in Courts.
The leaders can request for a review of the process that removed Pakatan Rakyat as State Government in the Malaysian Courts.
Whether or not a vote of no confidence is necessary in the Perak State Assembly or it could be done in the Palace in the presence and acknowledgement of the Sultan of Perak, we leave it to the Court.
Article XVI(6): "If the Mentri Besar ceases to command the confidence of the majority of the Legislative Assembly, then unless at his request His Royal Highness dissolves the Legislative Assembly, he shall tender the resignation of the Executive Council".
With the words of the Perak Constitution, it seems like the removal of Nizar can be interpreted as appropriate under the Constitution.
Perhaps, the procedures that led to the instalment of the new BN Perak Govt is questionable in Court and in the minds of the people - in terms of ethics or Constitution.
However, a clear act of treason whether in words or actions against Sultan Azlan Shah and Raja Nazrin Shah should be heavily criticised.
Leave the Palace out of this. Many bloggers and websites are writing comments and proverbs like Raja Adil Raja Disembah, Raja Zalim Raja Disanggah.
I have faith and respect for my caring, fair and just Sultan as a humble Perakian and a subject of Tuanku.
Raja Adil Raja Disembah. APOMM memilih menyembah Tuanku. Daulat Tuanku!
(Credits to TheStar, TheMalaysianInsider, and MySinchew for the photos)