Perak is not the first state and Menteri Besar Nizar Jamaluddin is not the first to face a constitutional crisis in this country.
However, none of those in the past had uttered that they would defend their positions to the last drop of their blood.What does Nizar mean when he says he would "defend his post to the last drop of his blood" and "This will be where Najib will be buried". Is he going on a jihad against the BN and intend to slay Najib with his Islamic sword. With such violent tendency how the hell they made this man the menteri besar.
This jihadist refused to go in spite of the Sultan's decision to remove him. He wouldn't be there in the first place if the Sultan have had no respect for the constitution and acceded to UMNO's request to form the government after the 8 March 2008 Elections.There wouldn't be any Pakatan government in Perak.
The first cowboy was the first Chief Minister of Sarawak Stephen Kalong Ningkan who refused to vacate his seat after being dismissed by the Yang Dipertuan Negeri (Governor).His case was similar to Nazir, said to have ceased to command the confidence of the majority of the members of the assembly.The Governor than appointed a new chief minister.
Ningkan refusal to step down resulted in a constitutional impasse and was perceived to threaten the unity of Malaysia at that time when the nation was barely three years old. On 14 Sept 1966, the Yang Dipertuan Agong proclaimed a state of emergency in Sarawak.
Ningkan appealed all the way to the Privy Council in UK but lost the case.The Privy Council was the final appellate court for Malaysia at that time.
In 1977 Kelantan faced the same problem when Menteri Besar Mohammed Nasir refused to step down from office for defying party instructions.Nasir was removed by PAS, his own party, which had a coalition government with the BN at that time.Nasir refusal led to a declaration of state of emergency in Kelantan.
In 1985 PBS( Parti Bersatu Sabah) won the election by one seat majority.A tussle between PBS President Joseph Pairin and USNO (United Sabah National Organisation) President Tun Mustapha Harun for the appointment of chief minister took place.The incident saw the appointment of Mustapha as CM for about a day, before the then Deputy Prime Minister MusaHitam intervened and refused to recognise Mustapha's appointment. Mustapha had the backing of only 22 assemblymen while Pairin had 24 from his party and 1 independent supporting him.Joseph Pairin was sworn in the next day.Sabah then had 2 chief ministers for a while until the court ruled in Pairin's favour.
In 1994 PBS won the Sabah state elections by a slim margin.PBS secured 25 out of 48 seats giving it a simple majority to form the government. The BN and a plot engineered by Anwar Ibrahim went all out to entice PBS assemblymen to cross over to BN with offer of money and positions.Three PBS assemblymen defected to BN and brought about the collapse of the PBS government.The Prime Minister at that time was Mahathir Mohammad.The PBS frogs were rewarded with ministerial posts in both State and Federal Cabinet.The three famous PBS frogs were Joseph Kurup, Bernard Dompok and Yong Teck Lee.
Anwar didn't reject the crossover but engineered, encouraged and rewarded what he now called immoral act. What he did to Sabah wasn't immoral, now that it is happening to him and his party and on his own soil it has become immoral.
Did Anwar called for dissolution of the Sabah state assembly to seek fresh mandate from the people ? No ! he was swimming in his own glory for the immoral ways he wrestled the government away from those chosen by the people.Did he give a damn about the constitution? What constitution ? He never heard of it, he thought Sabah was a colony.
For a man who had abandoned conventional morality and the rule of fair play what right has Anwar to admonish and ridicule Najib for doing what he had done worse. He reeks of double standard, hypocrisy and a man with split personality and one that have the versatility of a chameleon.For those who think this man care for the nation and the people that's their business, I think he sucks !
Even Nicoloi Machiavelli would have been very impressed with his ruthless tactics for trying to gain power and manipulating the people to his advantage.
As Abraham Lincoln's famous quote '"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time"
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