How can Khalid Ibrahim work with a State Secretary appointed by his enemy?
How pitiful when you think you are the big boss and suddenly you are not.He is in a completely confused heap, an imbroglio, to say.
Do you know the English idiom "A fool and his money are soon parted" ?
Khalid Ibrahim, the Menteri Besar of Selangor have done exactly that through his own cockiness and laziness.
This man live in an "ivory tower" and I deeply sympathise with him. Sadly, he also has blurred vision of his own state constitution.
It wouldn't be wrong to say when you first become menteri besar of a state it would be in your interest to familiarise yourself with the state constitution.To make matters worse he now have a retinue of legal advisers and listen to some political analysts and professor from certain university who are even more cock-up in their intrepretation of the state constitution and will complicate the issue further.Some of this half-baked legal experts should be thrown to the hyenas. The law does not deal with moral obligation, it deals with the rule of law.
There is no constitutional crisis, the Selangor State Constitution was very clear on the appointment of its top three office-bearers. The Menteri Besar and the Sultan have no role in the appointments other than the "Oath of Secrecy" to be sworn in front of the MB. The relevant article is Article 52.
Khalid should have anticipated the Federal government move but obviously he didn't and failed to get the right advice from his own state legal resources. Selangor government has no PSC giving it no autonomy in the appointment of its top officers.
Pakatan should have called for his resignation for this great blunder which will further weaken the state government, instead of pointing the accusing finger at the Federal government.
Khalid should read Sun Tze's Art of War on how to deal with a problem when one is standing on weaker ground instead of blindly going to war with the Federal government who is sitting comfortably behind a fortified wall.
His refusal to allow the State Secretary to take an "Oath of Secrecy" should be viewed in contempt.
Will going to court resolve the impasse?
Certainly not! he wil only be cutting his nose to spite his face.
The idea of going to court is not to win the case but to fool the people that our judges are corrupted and controlled by the executive.
Not all the people know the law.
The government may win the case but they will win in the court of public opinion.
Or they can call for a street demo......... 'Pakatan's Way'