Indeed, it has become 1 Malaysia, 2 Peraks.
(The Law of the Jungle in motion in Perak – the legitimate Speaker being forcibly removed. Image source: Jeff Ooi)
After having 2 Menteri Besars in Perak, we now have 2 Assembly Speakers and in turn have made the state of Perak greatly divided.
The “froggy” Hee who still holding the post of Deputy Speaker, decided to make good of the BN’s “trust” on her by usurping the Speaker’s power whilst the Speaker is still validly present in the Assembly and appointed another Speaker to head the Assembly.
11.05am Newly-appointed Speaker Datuk R. Ganesan receives motions to form new committees for Public Accounts, Standing Orders, as well as Rights Privileges, with new members. All motions are passed.
10:55am Datuk R. Ganesan puts on the Speaker’s robes to the cheers of Barisan assemblymen and Barisan-friendly independent reps and takes his oath. Sivakumar stands up to protest.
10:42am Former mentri besar and Pengkalan Hulu assemblyman Tajol Rosli and several Barisan reps declare that all 28 Barisan reps and the three Barisan-friendly assemblymen have voted to remove V. Sivakumar as Speaker. V. Sivakumar’s microphone is switched off. Deputy Speaker Hee Yit Foong, whose resignation from DAP led to the Barisan takeover of the state government tries to take over the Speaker’s role. Hee announces that Sivakumar has to leave the hall because the majority has voted him out and he has lost the confidence of the assembly.
Mind you that all the above done before the Assembly officially pronounced as open by the Perak regent and thus making the BN’s attempts of appointing new Speaker and passing motions today invalid and undemocratic.
It is more pertinent now that the decision on who is the real government to be pushed back to the people of Perak to decide for once and for all.