It took almost 2 years for the Court of Appeal to finally reject Canny Ong murder appeal after the High court convicted Ahmad Najib Aris for raping and murdering the IT analyst.
On Feb 23, 2005, the Shah Alam High Court sentenced Ahmad Najib to death for raping and murdering Canny Ong, 29, at the 11th kilometre of Jalan Klang Lama between 1am and 5am on June 14, 2003.
However it barely took about 19 hours for the Court of Appeal to grant a stay of execution on the High Court decision which recognised Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as the rightful Perak menteri besar.
Btw. shouldnt ex-MB Zamry apply the stay of execution to the High court rather than the Court of Appeal ( refer to Civil Procedure by Jefrey Pinsler page 860) and the manner in which the Court of Appeal strike like lightning speed is disputable. The Court of Appeal did not dispute yet the findings of the High Court, so who is the real MB Perak?, please stand up. By right Zambry is now heading a caretaker gomen........
Dont you guys smell something fishy……………
Najib ruled out on calling for a snap state election in the state, stating that such a thing was the prerogative of the Sultan.
Yes, it is the Sultan prerogative to call a snap election by agreeing to dissolve the assembly. But, Mr.Najib, how is the Sultan gonna do this when you tied his hand and mind with your pending appeal at the Appeal Court?
In fact, its only Najib's decision that decides the faith of the Perak DUN imbroglio. So, it's Najib's call........
Today Nizar Jamaluddin is applying to set aside yesterday's Court of Appeal order to stay his declaration as the rightful mentri besar of Perak. Lets see how quick will the Court of Appeal act when its the opposition turn to apply..................
Sementara itu Majlis Peguam berpendirian keputusan Mahkamah Rayuan itu bererti Zambry hanyalah penjaga kuasa kerajaan negeri atau “head of a caretaker government” sehingga rayuan penuh beliau didengar.
“Oleh itu Zambry tidak harus merancang untuk memanggil sidang khas Dewan Undangan Negeri tergempar kerana beliau tidak mempunyai kuasa berbuat demikian,” kata Naib Presiden Majlis Peguam Lim Chee Wee.
Desas-desus kencang bertiup Zambry akan memohon kepada Sultan Perak untuk memanggil sidang tergempar DUN itu bagi meluluskan usul tidak percaya terhadap Nizar.
Read here, here, here and here.