23 March, 2008

A tale of two MB (2)

On March 12th, a day before the planned swearing-in of Mohamad Nizar, Lim Kit Siang, the MP of Ipoh Timur released a statement stating that Mohamad Nizar’s candidacy for Menteri Besar was not endorsed by the DAP Central Executive Committee. The statement also mentioned that all 18 DAP state assembly members will stay away from the swearing-in ceremony.

Angry was the sentiment around blog comments regarding his press release to order DAP Perak committee to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of a PAS candidate as the Menteri Besar of Perak. Including " I will kick your ass."

And Umno supreme Council member Datuk Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi wants all political parties in Perak to respect the decision by Istana Iskandariah to defer the swearing-in of the Menteri Besar.

“The decision to postpone the swearing-in must be respected by all political parties in Perak as the sultan is fully aware of the squabbling among DAP, PKR. The bickering can harm the palace’s credibility as an independent institution in the country’s political system of governance to maintain peace and harmony in the state,

In Terengganu, Kijal assembly person Ahmad Said has officially received his appointment letter as the Terengganu menteri besar but a constitutional crisis looms as he was sacked from Umno.

Kijal assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Said, who was supposed to have been sworn in as Terengganu Mentri Besar Sunday, has been stripped of his Umno membership for disobeying the party's leadership, a state Umno official confirmed.

The office of the Sultan of Terengganu announced Saturday that Ahmad Said would be the new Mentri Besar of Terengganu instead of Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, ending 14 days of uncertainty.

State Umno liaison secretary Datuk Rosol Wahid said the assemblymen who attended the meeting would boycott the swearing-in ceremony if Idris, who is also Terengganu Umno liaison chairman, was not appointed the Mentri Besar.

He said some of the elected representatives concerned were willing to resign if someone else was appointed Mentri Besar.

Rosol, who is the assemblyman for Ajil, also warned that the assemblymen concerned would pass a vote of no confidence at the State Legislative Assembly if Idris was not reappointed Mentri Besar.

Is this the start of Umno implosion? or a farewell to the Homogenous Malay

And, What Prompted Voters To Swing This Time?



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