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Ganesan asserts appointment, motions lawful

IPOH, 8 May 2009: Perak state assembly speaker Datuk R Ganesan said all motions tabled by Barisan Nasional yesterday were valid as the sitting had convened after former speaker V Sivakumar had taken his seat in the assemblypersons’ gallery.

“When did the speaker take his place? Definitely during the sitting. The speaker will not take his seat at the time when there is no sitting.

“Sivakumar cannot claim that the sitting had not convene because he had not opened it as he had taken his seat there (the assemblypersons’ gallery) while all representatives were present.

“Moreover, as the opposition representatives themselves had taken their seats in the House, it indirectly showed that they had recognised the sitting yesterday,” Ganesan told reporters here today.

Ganesan was commenting on the opposition’s contention that the motions including his appointment as speaker were illegal as they were not table during a state assembly sitting.

He said as the Regent of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah in his royal address had stated that he opened the first session of the second term of the 12th Perak state assembly, the sitting was lawful and adhered to the standing order.

On his appointment as speaker, Ganesan said it was lawful based on the standing order and the majority in control of the House.

He said the removal and appointment of the speaker was not the prerogative of Sivakumar.

“The standing order is very clear – when a new speaker is chosen, former speaker had to relinquish his post and vacate his office,” said Ganesan.

He said Sivakumar should have vacated his seat in an honourable manner as soon as the new speaker was chosen.

Asked what he would do should Sivakumar refuse to vacate his office, Ganesan said, “We will see what is going to happen.” — Bernama

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3 Responses to “Ganesan asserts appointment, motions lawful”

  1. raguel says:

    There was no proper tabling of motions, just grabbing of power, shouting and pushing using violence on legitimate speaker. BTW Ganeson is not an assemblyperson, can he be speaker? As for Hee –how could she abandon voters who voted for her and disappear for months, then return to mess things up further? The usurper Zambry is so sure he will be the MB, sold Camries , couldn’t wait for a week even, as if he already knew the verdict to be delivered by the court .

    Where do we Perakians stand? We pay taxes to watch this Perak circus performance daily, weekly? We are left with fewer and fewer options …

  2. Eric says:

    “Perak state assembly speaker Datuk R Ganesan said all motions tabled by Barisan Nasional yesterday were valid as the sitting had convened after former speaker V Sivakumar had taken his seat in the assemblypersons’ gallery.”

    This is such a blatant lie, all four motions “passed” before the opening of the DUN, including his so-called “appointment” are simply invalid. Additionally, no confidence motion was passed at anytime, which means Nizar is STILL the legitimate MB.

    Ganesan does not even know the Standing Orders (http://jelas.info/2009/05/07/perak-not-without-comic-relief-hamidah-and-hee-demonstrate-idiotic-irony/).

    “1BLACK Malaysia. Democracy first. Elections now.”

  3. Joe says:

    Who is Ganesan? Self-professed Speaker of Perak Assembly? How can he the speaker by force when everything is in chaos and confusion?

    A display of disgrace by Umno, rather than professionalism which the rakyat of Perak expect. How can the BN Aduns represent the rakyat of Perak? Real uneducated bunch, some unelected.


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