Thursday, 5 February 2009

MB Nizar and Pakatan Exco Told to Vacate Their Offices Immediately

From Malaysiakini

State secretary Abdul Rahman Hashim instructs Menteri Besar Mohd Nizar and all exco members to vacate their offices at the state secretariat as soon as possible.

They have been reminded not to take any official documents with them.

They were also told to hand in their official car keys as well as the keys to their offices.


Read here for more on Zorro-Unmasked Blog

"Frankly, based on past form, I felt I couldn’t expect Sultan Azlan to refuse Najib’s request.

I recalled the hope when he became Agong in 1989 that he would check the authoritarian Dr Mahathir’s slide to a dictated democracy.

Hope, they say, is a good breakfast but a lean supper.

Some of us breakfasted on hope at the onset of Sultan Azlan’s kingship and – despite glowing statements on the ideals of democratic governance from him and son Nazrin in the intervening years between the end of his kingship and resumption of rulership of Perak – hope is lean that HRH will decide in favor of dissolution.

There is that gulf between profession and performance. It is easy to profess ideals; it is hard to live up to them..."
-"Zorro Unmasked"

DAP/Pakatan Rakyat voters will long remember the betrayal of Jelapang assemblywoman Hee Yit Foong for the fall of the Pakatan Rakyat government.

The non-Malay voters in her Jelapang constituency especially will not forgive her for enabling the BN-Government in Perak to be run almost exclusively by 27 UMNO with only 1 MCA representative.

She will live to regret her actions should there be a by-election in the Jelapang State Constituency, if not, in the next General Election.

It would appear political fate has been sealed from this political crisis faced by DAP/Pakatan Rakyat.
And with the memory of Perak voters of this dubious means for gaining power by UMNO/BN, it is more than likely NON-Malay voters in Perak will desert UMNO and MCA in big droves.


Tengku Razaleigh Warns UMNO/BN of Taking Power in Perak by Dubious Means

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Umno veteran leader Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (Ku Li)has warned its party leaders that gaining the Perak state government without resorting to elections would result in enmity of the Perak voters come the next general election.

Razaleigh, who is also Gua Musang MP, said Umno and BN should try and win the hearts of the people and NOT gain the government by dubious means.

Ku Li in his blog said,

"If the Ruler decides not to accede to the MB's request for the dissolution of Parliament, and BN is invited to form a state government on the basis of these dubious crossovers, I think it would anger a large section of the Malaysian public.

Our taking control without resorting to elections would cement the enmity of the very people we should be trying to win back at the next election.

Come the next general election, they are likely to reject both our state and parliamentary candidates with greater vehemence, and not just in Perak.

Defections are not the basis for the formation of a government. Elections are.

Governments are formed after citizens have expressed their choice through free and fair elections. Our constitution specifies a formal process for the formation of a government."
Calling the BN leaders celebration as "premature", Razaleigh said the constitution states the role of the Ruler in crisis must be respected.

He said the Sultan of Perak is sworn to uphold and protect this constitutional process and the Ruler's powers and those of the legislative assembly act as checks and balances on each other to prevent abuse of power.

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