Half a brain is better than Hafa-baked-rizam

Posted on December 5, 2010


Here is the evidence that UMNO is represented either by an imbecile or a dishonest,  lying lawyer.

“Article 153 is entrenched in the constitution and something which cannot be amended or questioned – Umno legal advisor Mohd Hafarizam Harun, as reported in Malaysiakini yesterday.

Article 159 (1) of the Federal Constitution : Subject to the following provisions of this Article and to Article 161E the provisions of this Constitution may be amended by federal law.

Article 159 (5) of the Federal Constitution : A law making an amendment to Clause (4) of Article 10, any law passed thereunder, the provisions of Part III, Articles 38, 63 (4), 70, 71(1), 72 (4), 152, or 153 or to this Clause shall not be passed without the consent of the Conference of Rulers.

The constitution provides that Article 153 can,with the consent of the Rulers, be amended.

Contrary to what Hafa-baked-rizam says, Article 153 can be amended. Difficult, maybe even practically impossible, but legally possible.

You want more evidence that this Article 160(2) Malay is a liar?

Malaysiakini also quotes him as saying :

“The ISA should be invoked against PKR, DAP or PAS leaders who continue to question the special position and privileges of the Malays because it is now proven that they try to stoke hatred towards the Malays because of the special rights.

Article 153 (1) of the Federal Constitution provides : It shall be the responsibility of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to safeguard the special position of the Malays and natives of any of the States of Sabah and Sarawak and the legitimate interests of other communities in accordance with the provisions of this Article.

There is no provision anywhere in the Federal Constitution for privileges or special rights of the Malays.