Sunday, September 21, 2008

Another constitutional perspective on power transfer

Saturday, September 20, 2008
Another constitutional perspective on power transfer
Rather than indulge in speculation and whoddunits, I recommend that you read and consider the analysis offered by Malik Imtiaz. The business of government needs to have a legitimate character. This requires compliance with the Federal Constitution.

Many aspects of the issues raised by Pakatan Rakyat (or, more specifically, PKR) in relation to the number of legislators aligned one way or, the other, requires us to scramble to read and understand the Federal Constitution.

Thankfully, there are kind souls like Professor Dr Aziz Bari and, now, Malik, who are prepared to offer their considered jurisprudential views on the constitution and its workings in relation to this business of power transition.

You will find that in ALL cases, the Yang di Pertuan Agong (Agong) plays a vital role as the constitutional pivot around which the procedure to determine WHO commands the confidence of the majority of legislators will be followed. The importance and relevance of the monarchy in Malaysia is underlined more so than ever. To my mind, this is a good thing.

Posted by CT Choo at 1:55 PM
Labels: constitution

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