13 March, 2008

After a Volcanic Eruption

The swearing-in of a PAS state assemblyman as the new Perak Menteri Besar which was scheduled to be held at Istana Iskandariah, Kuala Kangsar this afternoon had been postponed.

Perak PAS secretary Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin was initially scheduled to take his oath of office as the Menteri Besar before the Regent of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah at 4pm today.

DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang had earlier instructed all the 18 DAP state assemblymen in Perak to stay away from the ceremony as he did not agree to the selection of the PAS representative as the Menteri Besar. Lim later apologised and retracted his statement.

Meanwhile, Istana Kinta said in a statement faxed to Bernama that the postponement was in view of the latest development that showed that the DAP, PKR and PAS had not reached a strong consensus in forming the coalition government.

Initially, the Central DAP had approved only the DAP or the PKR candidate to head the coalition government while the Perak DAP acted in contrast when it agreed with PAS and PKR to nominate three names to be consented by the Sultan of Perak.

The crisis in the formation of the DAP, PKR and PAS coalition government cropped up because the DAP, which won 18 seats compared to seven won by the PKR and six by PAS, had been pressured by its supporters to ensure that its representative headed the state government to be formed.

The Perak State Constitution provided that only a Malay who is a Muslim can be appointed as the Menteri Besar but there is a section that empowers the Sultan of Perak to use his discretion to set aside the provision.

The Sultan of Perak yesterday gave his consent to the application by the three political parties to form a coalition government and selected Mohammad Nizar as the Menteri Besar after the three parties submitted the list of candidates to be selected.

In a joint statement, the Perak DAP chairman had also agreed unanimously with the Perak PKR and PAS to accept the decision by the Sultan of Perak to appoint anyone of the three candidates as the Menteri Besar.

Lim's attitude in objecting to the selection of the PAS candidate as the Menteri Besar was widely criticised by many bloggers who described the DAP advisor as being disrespectful of the Sultan of Perak.

In fact, many had expressed the view that Lim was outdated and driven by racialist sentiments.

Stupid is as Stupid does !!!

Please listen to the rakyat, Uncle Kit

Damage has been done, get down to WORK and not play politics to be popular !!

So, is Bangsa Malaysia just a dream ? I wonder.

Hope you think before you act. Shocking decision like this really leaves your supporters shattering.



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