We hear and read that the "Speaker was forcibly removed", manhandled, police presence in the Hall and BN acted like thugs.
I don't care if you are from Pakatan, from Barisan or Independent. But let us all walk through this rationally.
When Sivakumar moved to suspend a Menteri Besar and 6 EXCOs, Barisan Nasional filed a Court case with the Federal Court.
Tan Sri Alauddin Mohd Shariff led a 5 man panel and ruled that V. Sivakumar did not have the power to suspend Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and his six executive council members from the assembly.
It was concluded that the decision to suspend the seven applicants was ultra vires (outside the law) and invalid.
On 7th of May, Sivakumar announced that he will not begin until the MB, 6 EXCOs and the 3 Independents left the Hall.
One phrase from V Sivakumar caught my attention. "Ini adalah arahan Tuan Speaker (iaitu saya), dan arahan ini adalah muktamad."
Note that the 3 Independents have also seeked a Court hearing on Pakatan's controversial resignation letters.
The Court upheld the Election Commission's decision that the 3 ADUNs are still elected reps and thus they can attend the State Assembly.
Given that all things were clear, no one knows why V Sivakumar kept on shouting "Selagi mereka ini tak keluar daripada Dewan, saya tak akan mula."
A Voice has argued that Sivakumar began the proceedings without himself knowing it.
It is said that Order 13(1) of the Standing Order clearly states that the order of business begins with the entry of the Speaker.
We move on from there.
Under the Perak State Constitution, Section 36 A (2) (d), the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly shall vacate his office if the Assembly at any time so resolves.
It is also said that under the Standing Orders, Dr Zambry has a right to raise a motion to remove the Speaker without needing an approval.
That time, Dr Zambry was stormed by many Pakatan reps and he was heckled non stop.
Shortly after presentating the motion, a count was carried out and 31 ADUNs voted to remove the Speaker.
At that point of time, V Sivakumar was no longer the Speaker. When ordered by YB Deputy Speaker and the newly appointed Perak Speaker to leave the hall, Sivakumar was already the FORMER Speaker.
Since he refused to budge like a little kid, he has trespassed into the Speaker's podium and he must be removed.
In other words, Assembly officials must move in to remove him.
To make a mockery of the Perak State Assembly and the ruling party Barisan Nasional, the former Speaker knew that if he sat tight, the only way for him to be removed is through brute force.
The way he was removed - I do not deny that it was forcibly done. I agree with that. But look at that smile.
However, I personally think Sivakumar was acting like when we were all young. Do you remember the days when we told our parents "I want that toy/food/chocolate" ?
If we refuse, we will stand there holding it and crying out "I want it ... *sob* Sobz* ". Our parents, if firm on refusing our demands, will forcibly drag or carry us out of the shopping mall.
This was the same for our former Speaker, V Sivakumar.
Also, I don't know why Thomas Su can throw money at an ADUN and shout "Go and die" in Chinese and get away with such a thing.
And DAP ADUNs can heckle a fellow ADUN who also happen to be the Menteri Besar of Perak (in one way or another).
Why aren't these reported in news, in blogs or in the alternative media?
I want those ADUNs to be referred to Perak's Special Privilleges Committee or if there are any Disciplinary Commitees for ADUNs.
Suspend YB Hee if you can present a clear case that her pepper spray was illegal and unnecessary.
But I hope those who acted like hooligans and jumped around heckling other ADUNs are suspended too. This leaves 28 BN ADUNs and 2 Independents in the hall, if we have things that way.
Good. Peace at last.
Anyway, if BN Supreme Council decides to seek the Sultan's consent to dissolve the State Assembly, then so be it.
We go by the law and democracy. I will have no regrets even if the Party I support loses badly just like what Tun Dr Mahathir foresees.
But allow me to also let out a warning that this must not come at the expense of the most noble Royal Household in the history of Perak under Sultan Azlan Shah.
Do not let politics go into our heads and sacrifice the illustrious credentials of DYMM Sultan Azlan Shah and Raja Nazrin Shah.
Malaysia's democratic system with a Constitional Royalty must be in place, respected and uphold by all.
(Credits to TheStar, NST and Malaysiakini for the photos. Note that Sivakumar's picture was taken from The Edge and doctored with fictional quotes.)