Raja Nazrin: Respect the law
My 2 cents in red:
Which mob ruled on Saturday? Who used force….we treat our dogs and cats better
He said in any functioning democracy, there were rules as to how society was to be governed, and in
…..sounds of a broken record….
“Our constitution spells out not only what our rights are but also what the limits to those rights are,” he said in his speech at the 25th Tunku Abdul Rahman Lecture organised by the Malaysian Institute of Management here last night.
The constitution does spell out our rights to peaceful assembly, but the Police Act limits our rights. The Police Act was pushed thru Parliament to protect the governing against the governed.
“These limits ensure that decisions are not made by those who wield the most power, shout the loudest or behave in the crudest manner.”
Weren’t decisions to teargas and spray chemically-laced water made by those who wielded most power….and you were not there to witness who barked the loudest or behave in the crudest manner.
Raja Dr Nazrin said they would only become entrenched and lead to deep social lesions that would never heal.
Did you read Noor Azman’s piece in Utusan?
He said the country had a good system of governance in place that had served it well and Malaysians should seek to improve on and strengthen this system.
I’d rather volunteer a “good system of corrupt governance that had served the governing pack well…….we onery Malaysians are never allowed to improve and strengthen this suspect system. The ISA, Sediction Act, OSA shackled us. So how? Here is something you may not know. When Datuk Zaid Ibrahim was in the Cabinet, he moved that anyone, even after leaving office for 10 years, and evidence of corruption is produced, prosecution would take place. Believe it or not, not a single member in the Cabinet wanted that? No prize for guessing, yes?
Raja Dr Nazrin said that as Malaysians moved into the month when they celebrate the country’s 52nd year of independence, they should endeavour to restore a culture of civility and respect towards each other as they did 52 years ago.
He also touched on the situation in Perak and said he had to be careful of what he said as many issues were still before the courts.
But truth must be told and justice must be seen to be done.
“I nevertheless think I am not giving anything away when I say that what has transpired is something that is beyond unfortunate. It is a situation that must be resolved but resolved in accordance with the law.”
Let’s not flog this dead horse. Even Tun Mahathir said that the way Perak was taken by UMNO was wrong. The only way to right this wrong is to hold an election in Perak. The results are already written on every blank wall in Perak except the Secretariat walls. I wonder who can and should encourage to resolve that situation in accordance with the law. Najib won’t dare! Who then……assiduously?
Raja Dr Nazrin added that the Malay Rulers were above partisan politics, and this was what a constitutional monarchy meant and what the Rulers assiduously believe.
Not Amin but more ahemmmmm to that bit about partisan politics…..
He said the present situation in Perak stemmed from a political problem, that of political crossovers but was very quickly compounded by other decisions and actions of questionable legality.
Paid political crossovers…..and accepting and paying felons to cross over…..I agree about “other decisions and actions of questionable legality.”
In making the right decision in any situation and act in a manner that is fair and impartial, the Ruler must be guided by the constitution that encapsulates all the values that form the very foundation of Malaysian society.
Bukit Gantang proved otherwise.
In the Perak case, the Ruler adhered closely to the letter and spirit of the state constitution, he said. — Bernama
If you say so, Tuanku.