MB vs MB: Verdict on Feb 9

(Malaysian Mirror) – The Federal Court will hand down its ruling on the MB vs MB case on Feb 9.


Nizar’s lawyers confirmed that the decision on the ousted Perak MB’s application has been set for Feb 9.

The decision will put an end to the ongoing tussle as to who is the rightful MB of Perak .

A five-man Federal Court bench heard the Nizar vs Zambry Abdul Kadir case in November last year, immediately after rejecting Nizar’s request for a full panel to hear the case.

The Federal Court judges are Alauddin Sheriff, Arifin Zakaria, Zulkefli Makinudin, Ghazali Yusoff and Hamid Embong.

What Nizar wants

Nizar, among others, is seeking a declaration that he is the rightful Perak menteri besar.

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He is also seeking an interpretation of Article 16(6) of the Perak constitution on whether the menteri besar’s post can be vacated when:

• The menteri besar had advised the ruler on dissolution of the state legislative assembly;

• There was no dissolution of the assembly;

• There was no motion of confidence against the menteri besar in the state legislative assembly; and

• The menteri besar did not resign.

In his application, Nizar said Zambry should cite the authority that allowed him to legitimately become the menteri besar.

Nizar is also seeking a declaration that Zambry has no right to be menteri besar at any material time, plus an injunction to prevent him or his agents from continuing his task and role as the menteri besar.