Saturday, May 09, 2009

(Original image courtesy of Sinar Harian.)


Update, 11th May 2009:
At least the High Court had the decency to uphold the precedent set by Stephen Kalong Ningkan vs Tun Abang Haji Openg and Tawi Sli in declaring Pakatan Rakyat's Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as the rightful Chief Executive of Perak. It remains to be seen, however, whether or not Nizar will be successful in obtaining the Sultan of Perak's consent to dissolve the state legislative assembly and force fresh elections, or if BN's Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir will succeed in his appeal.

Update, 12th May 2009:
Malik Imtiaz Sarwar wrote a post on the verdict, set within a broader examination of why the Malaysian judiciary is held in such disesteem.

Update, 22nd May 2009:
The Court of Appeal judges have unanimously overturned the decision of High Court judge Dato' Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim (whose 78-page judgement can be found here) and declared Zambry the rightful Chief Executive. What bollocks.

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