The circus of Perak politics proves one thing -- anything is possible in politics. In fact, it makes "pushing the parameters" seem so lame and tame.
Aah....as if I don't already know.
It goes both ways and it is practised by leaders from both sides of the divide. So let's not preach and judge.
Well, the way I see it, subterfuge, skulduggery and tricks are not any one party's monopoly. They are every political party's right of practice and to practise. Some have perfected all that needs to be perfected.
Can it get any worse?
State Legislative Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar has ordered that Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and all six state executive council members be suspended and barred from the state assembly for showing contempt for the House. Click HERE.
He has now threatened to have them removed from the State Legislative Assembly if any of them turn up for the next sitting. Click HERE.
Predictably, that decision has already been questioned.
A constitutional law expert said that the suspension showed that “the constitutional powers are being stretched to the utmost limit and quite questionably too.” Read more HERE.
The Prime Minister has asked Dr Zambry to lodge a police report against the Speaker.
He said he had spoken to the MB about his suspension and felt that he should lodge a police report. Dr Zambry, he said “was of the same opinion.”Dr Zambry himself has described his suspension (and that of the 6 exco members) as a joke and a mockery of the system.
He said the Committee of Special Privileges which suspended him was not allowed to make such decisions without referring the matter to the state assembly.
“The committee’s decision is in total disregard of the Sultan’s power in appointing the Mentri Besar and excos,” he said, adding that the committee’s actions were deemed sub judice as there was a court case pending at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on his appointment. (The Star)
Dr Zambry accused Sivakumar of lying that he (Dr Zambry) and his exco members failed to give satisfactory explanations to the committee during the inquiry yesterday afternoon.It won't stop there, I assure you.
So, you see. There seems to be no end to this circus.
But, heck. What do I know? I'm just a spectator. And I don't vote in Perak.
I know one thing though...the longer this goes on with the kind of shenanigans on display, the better I am able to assess....the situation, and (some) people.