We all agree party hopping is demeaning and morally unacceptable to many, especially those who voted for the candidate on a party's platform of their choice.The people's repulsion against such behaviour is understandable.The unfortunate part is, there is no law against it and is against the Federal constitution to suppress it.Everyone should have the freedom of association.
What those in Pakatan failed to see is their own indulgence in political masochism. Rather than accepting the rule of law and do a self-examination of where they went wrong, they wilfully incited confrontation with the Sultan and instigated and encouraged the people to go on the street to show their anger against the Sultan. This is Anwar's brand of politics, protest and demonstration is his trademark.
"People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stone". Most of our politicians have short and selected memory and unashamedly dished out advices and make comments for which they have lost the right to do so, which they conveniently forget.
One of the frogs that brought down the PBS government in 1994 Yong TecK Lee has something to say here. In today's Daily Express headline another frog, Deputy Transport Minister Lajim Okin said it is OK to be a frog and it is normal for elected representatives to jump ship as there could be goodness coming out of it.He said Sabah benefited when he deserted PBS for the BN and leaders who jump do not do it for personal gain , they do it for the interest of the people. Certainly can't agree with this doggone piece of crap.Every frog does it out of greed and personal gain.
Perak ludicrous MB Nizar Jamaluddin should take a leaf out of Joseph Pairin's book.When Anwar raided the PBS for its assemblymen in 1994 he managed to steal 3 assemblymen to crossover to BN and brought down the PBS government and Pairin.A new chief minister from UMNO was appointed and Pairin being a true gentleman and one that respect the rule of law willingly stepped down as chief minister, without challenging the Yang Dipertuan Negeri's decision.
The Perak case is no different from what happened in Sabah in 1994. The only difference, the Perak MB is thick-headed, a belligerent, a recalcitrant and have no respect for the rule of law and have shown great disrespect to the Sultan.He sun-addled brain is incapable of making sense of the whole issue.
If this belligerent menteri besar and all the educated fools in Pakatan think they have a strong case than the right arena to fight it out is in the court of law, not in the streets using goons, schnooks and idiots who can only understand the law of the jungle.The confrontation, belligerence and lack of savoir faire by the Menteri Besar, Anwar and other Pakatan leaders were intended to scurrilously damage the Sultan's reputation.
Joining in the fray and with his own interpretation of the law is none other than the outcast top dog of the biggest law firm in the country, Zaid Ibrahim.This sententious lawyer thinks the Sultan was wrong and should not have asked the MB to resign.If you have majority of the members expressed no confidence in the MB and his government does it matter whether it is held in the assembly or the palace and I wonder which specific section of the State constitution says show of hands in the Assembly should be the only procedure.I also wonder what would Zaid's comment be if he was still in UMNO?
The absurdity of the some of the argument put forth by some legal minds and some 'lawyer buruk' that the BN has no majority because both sides have 28 seats each shows the ignorance and lack of understanding of the working of the law.The confidence of the majority should come from members of the assembly not members of political party.It can be an aggregate of BN,Pakatan and Independent assemblymen.Those Pakatan assemblymen who wanted to support BN don't even need to change party, they can do so while still in Pakatan, if they wish.Of course they would be sacked by the party if they made the stand to support BN.
The three rebels could have easily conspired with the BN secretly and let BN call for a motion of confidence to remove the MB and supported it while assembly is in session.The end game would be the same, Pakatan will be out of office.
Anwar and his gang may regret the day they embarrassed the Sultan and created an explosively tense situation that could endanger the safety of the Sultan and his family.The calling will come when the Malays turned against him in the very near future.This culture of protests and demonstrations is taking the country down the road to Africa.Now, in Africa, they don't demonstrate anymore, they just go on a killing spree.
The Malays will eventually see his action as protecting the DAP majority government and his own self interest and used a Malay menteri besar to rouse the Malay sentiments.This sentiments will be short-lived when the Malays see the true light of Anwar Ibrahim's grand plan, to be prime minister, by hook or by crook, doesn't bother him which road he takes to Putrajaya, as long as he gets there.
As leader of the opposition Anwar Ibrahim should be made responsible if there were to be breakdown of law and order.