Sure Gobind said something serious … but due process demands that he be provided a fair opportunity to say something in his own defence?
Nope, he was duly ‘hung’ by the BN vigilante mob, and then given a Pandikar Amin ‘fair’ trial.
Malaysiakini - ... father to be charged with sedition!
Karpal Singh is to be charged under the Sedition Act tomorrow in relation to his threat to sue the Perak ruler over the political crisis in the state.
Against a person who does not enjoy legal immunity and who has been assessed by legal experts including former Court of Appeal judge NH Chan as having violated the principle of fair play ...
... when he saw Najib before he summoned Nizar to inform the poor unsuspecting MB that He, the Ruler of Perak, had decided not to dissolve the legislative assembly?
Justice Chan stated: That was his undoing. It was a fatal error. This is not a case of natural justice where both sides have a right to be heard. There was no hearing.
In HRH sacking of MB Nizar, Justice Chan said sneeringly: This is no more than a pretended show of power when, in fact, there is no such power.
I wonder what Dr Mahathir would say to his UMNO successors elevating HRH to Brahmin-ic status where Pakatan Rakyat MPs’ haram-ish shadows must not cross the exalted shadow of HRH?
Malaysiakini - Two more charged with insulting Perak sultan!
All I need to do is to quote Zaid Ibrahim (former Law Minister) who said:
Many, including the Bar Council have said that His Highness's decision not to dissolve the Perak legislative assembly although advised to do so by the menteri besar (Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin) is beyond question or in legal parlance non justiciable.
HRH has actually ignored his own written words in his book 'Constitutional Monarchy, Rule of Law and Good Governance in 2004' that 'no sultan or agung had withheld consent to dissolve legislative body, except in Kelantan in 1977' ... and that ...
'Under normal circumstances, it is taken for granted that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong would not withhold his consent to a request for dissolution of parliament. His role is purely formal'.
So another case of cakap ta'serupa bikin lah!
Please read my previous posts:
(1) All that is Silver does not glitter
(2) Tainted silver ain't no silver bullet
(3) Silver State's Sickening Sad Sandiwara
(4) Silver State in sorry state
(5) Rulers no 'Silver Bullet'
(6) Dangerous euphoria over 'political' royalty
and most important of all,
(7) Dr Wan Azizah, rethink your promise of legal immunity for royalty