BN Should Hold Referendum On Perak Controversy 国阵应举行公投 让人民确立霹雳州政权的合理性

Malaysia Youth and Student Democratic Movement (DEMA) urge Barisan Nasional government to hold a referendum so that the people is given the right to decide whether Perak State Assembly should be dissolved, thus a snap election should be held in the state.
Perak constitutional crisis began on 4th February 2009 when three Pakatan Rakyat State Assemblymen declared to sit as independents while supporting Barisan Nasional in confidence matters. This has led Pakatan Rakyat government to lose its majority in the state and thus, Perak fell to Barisan Nasional. Today, the Federal Court agreed with the Court of Appeal and ruled that Barisan Nasional’s Datuk Seri Zambry as the lawful Menteri Besar of Perak.
Malaysia’s judiciary system is known for its non-independence, Lingam Tape Scandal and Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy Trial in 1998 are good examples. While the judiciary reformation is still in process, people’s will should be the priority when deciding on Perak controversy.
Although Federal Court has ruled that Zambry is the lawful Menteri Besar of Perak, the only way to gain the rationality of Barisan Nasional government in Perak is to give opportunity to the people to decide whether they wish to dissolve the state assembly and have snap election. Thus, BN government should hold a referendum on whether to dissolve state assembly immediately as the fate of the state should lie in the hand of the Perakians.
Lastly, DEMA hopes that the government can respect the people’s will in Perak crisis and hold a referendum to realize true democracy in the country.

马来西亚青年与学生民主运动(学运)呼吁霹雳州国阵政府应该举行公投,让人民决定是否应该解散州议会,重新进行州选举。
现今霹雳闹双胞的课题源自于去年2月4日的议员跳槽事件,三名民联州议员宣布退出各自的政党,成为支持国陣的独立州议员。这导致了霹雳州民联由执政党变成在野党,一连串的宪政危机导致霹雳州的政经文教发展与行政陷入混乱的局面。
 
尼查于三月入禀吉隆坡高等法院,要求法庭宣判他是霹雳州合法大臣。5月11日,高庭法官阿都阿兹(Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim)裁决尼查是合法大臣,但是国阵霹雳州大臣赞比里(Zambry Abd Kadir)较后向上诉庭提出上诉,并成功扭转裁决。尼查于6月19日向联邦法院上诉有关上诉庭推翻高庭宣判赞比里为合法大臣的判决。今日联邦法院五司一致通过宣判赞比里为霹雳州合法大臣。
 
学运认为,大马司法制度无法给予人民信心,林甘事件与1998年安华的鸡奸案就是铁证,在司法改革尚未成功的时候,人民的意愿应该是解决霹雳州闹双胞事件的大前提。虽然联邦法院宣判赞比里为合法大臣,但是国阵政府如果要确立其政权的合理性,唯一的解决方法就是让人民决定霹雳州是否应该解散州议会,重新举行州选举。因此,国阵应该立即进行公投,让所有霹雳州选民投票,决定霹雳州的命运。

 
学运认为任何的政治危机必须由人民通过民主过程解决,《1948年世界人权宣言》第21条款也阐明,人民的意愿才是政府合法性的根基。此外,学运呼吁青年与学生多关注国家政治局势及人权课题,并缎练批判思维以便有能力分析与领导国家。

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