The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) today expressed disagreement with the manner in which the political crisis in Perak was handled.
The commission felt that only a fresh elections could resolve the uncertainty, especially when the legality of the resignation letters of the three Pakatan Rakyat state assemblypersons is in doubt.
Suhakam was responding to the ‘political coup’ staged by Barisan Nasional following the resignation of the four state assemblypersons.
While Pakatan had called upon Sultan Azlan Shah to dissolve the state assembly and call for a snap polls, the Perak ruler has opted to consent to the formation of a new state government.
However, Suhakam reminded the concerned parties that it is the basic human right of the people to choose the government of their choice.
“It appears that the method adopted in forming the new government for the state of Perak is questionable, consequently so is the legitimacy of the new state government.
“Suhakam noted that the Sultan of Perak has not consented to the dissolution of the state legislative assembly.
“Suhakam is of the opinion that new elections for the state legislative assembly, in line with the principle of human rights, will resolve the political uncertainty of the state government.”