You are going to hate me for this, wakakaka:
Rakyat Post - Anwar must be allowed to attend parliament, said a PKR leader Nurul Izzah
Malaysiakini - Let my father have tea with Agong, said a PKR leader Nurul Izzah
Malaysiakini - Public can pressure Agong to pardon Anwar, said a PKR leader R Sivarasa
Note: for more about YB Sivarasa Rasiah, read my posts:
(1) The missing man in the Altantuyaa story
(2) Malaysia's goosey goosey gander story
No doubt Anwar's family has sought a royal pardon for him (which incidentally he himself refused to do), but hasn't he been found guilty by the Federal Court and is now a convict?
Alas, no appeal is available after the Federal Court has passed its judgement.
Seeking a royal pardon is NOT an appeal. In fact, the application for a royal pardon will have to go through the Pardon Board on which the AG and (if crime was committed in any of the federal territories) the Minister for Territories sit with 3 other members appointed by HM.
Did you know that Lim Kit Siang had once received a royal pardon during the period following 1969?
Wikipedia says: Lim was first elected as an MP for the Bandar Melaka seat in 1969. His election was initially held to be void, however, because the law prohibited an election agent who had previously failed to discharge his duties from standing for election in the future. The Pirne Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Razak moved a motion in Parliament to prevent Lim from serving as an MP, granting him instead a period of time to request a royal pardon from the Yang di Pertuan Agong (King). After receiving the royal pardon, Lim was allowed to retain his seat.
Thus a royal pardon is possible but not automatically given nor guaranteed as that remains the prerogative of HM.
But until the royal pardon has been granted ........?
So why is Pakatan ignoring the fact that until Anwar is actually pardoned he is a convict and remains a convict, and therefore by law and logic would/should be denied privileges such as sitting in parliament and having tea with HM.
Whether we agree or disagree with the Federal Court's ruling is a separate issue from the elephant sitting in the room, namely, Anwar is now a convicted criminal.
No doubt you'll be accusing me of your usual 'vengeful blogging against Anwar' paranoia, wakakaka, and you can go ahead and conjure up whatever silly grudge against me you believe in. I am more concerned about the preposterous ridiculousness of the ongoing nonsense in having a convict sitting in parliament and having tea with HM.
Go get Anwar a royal pardon first!