Monday, September 22, 2014

Was it a fluke? Or a well-executed plan?

YB Azmin Ali finally got what he wanted – to be the Menteri Besar of Selangor. What I am writing now is not based on facts but actually just a mere hypothesis of what I think could be the work of a genius.

No, I am not talking about the so-called master strategist Rafizi Ramli who would now claimed this is all part of Kajang Move. As far as I can remember, Azmin Ali fell out with Khalid Ibrahim months after the latter was re-appointed to the hot seat for the second term. Azmin was accused of playing victim in the PKNS sacking saga and worked from there on.

Unlike Rafizi, maybe Azmin played it from the Sultan to the bottom and now he succeeded in this strategy. The infamous “Agree on MB first and ask Sultan later” has proved to be the fatal mistake for the Panda MP’s Kajang Move. The Selangor Sultan has ignored the fact that Azmin is not Selangor-born and could also be a naturalized citizen of Malaysia, going against the tradition. In an earlier letter, the palace has admitted they would need to consider the candidates from outside of the nomination list.

PKR and DAP sent one sole candidate despite the decree of the Sultan requesting more than two names. PAS on the other hand, defied its central committee’s decision to put up Azmin and Wan Azizah (and later Mat Sabu’s rogue decision to agree on Wan Azizah only) and fielded three PAS assemblymen instead.

What the PAS President did was the right thing to do – to teach PKR that PAS is a no donkey party that Anwar Ibrahim could ride on.

Anyway, Azmin has always wanted the number 1 post of the state. An ambitious politician from UMNO, he threatened to “reveal all” right after Pakatan Rakyat’s defeat of the 13th General Election, and of course, not selected to replace Khalid as Selangor’s Menteri Besar. The “Azmin reveals” episode ended up in a whimper presumably after Anwar had promised Azmin the post using “every power he can to oust Khalid”.

When Kajang Move was announced, Azmin knew his plan would work – starting by the removal of the super star Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim. He kept his cool and gave huge support to Anwar to become the new menteri besar of Malaysia’s richest state despite his supporters telling him Anwar has betrayed him of his promise.

Azmin is the man Anwar isn’t. He waited and waited and waited. He reconciled with his mother. He showed his loyalty in front of Anwar, he knew this day would come.

Assuming he had scored the trust of the Sultan by being chummy with him even before we know it, he knows he got the money in the bag, hopefully not the RM3billion Selangor reserve. He knew the Sultan would reject Anwar Ibrahim even if his sodomy verdict was not overturned. He knew the idea of a woman who would also be a remote-controlled Menteri Besar to take over the top post would not go well with the palace.

He knew all that because he has done his homework. While we all had our own hypothesis and opinions, we will never know if all this is a fluke or just a very well executed plan.

The interview he had with the Sultan the other day was just a reassurance. The rest were just an act.

Will the story end here? I personally do not favor Azmin to be my menteri besar but he is indeed the lesser of two evil between him and Anwar (not Azizah). Those young back-stabbing politicians who were rooting for Wan Azizah should now eat their words now if they were to be chummy with the new menteri besar. This is politics. And it is quite a big shit really. I wanted Khalid to stay. I am still angry with PAS not taking Khalid as a member and continue holding the position with grace. Yes. Grace.

Well, good bye Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim. You are without a doubt the best menteri besar we Selangor people ever had. As for Azmin (who would be awarded the Datuk Seri title in no time), you really have some big shoes to fill in the form of your enemy.

Or should I say, former enemy?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

PKR-DAP: Penderhaka Kepada Raja yang biaDAP

Ini negeri Selangor. Kita ada undang-undang tubuh negeri. Sultan punyai kuasa mutlak melantik Menteri Besar Selangor. Adakah Anwar sebenarnya mahu hancurkan Pakatan Rakyat supaya mendapat kepercayaan UMNO-BN demi mencapai kerajaan campuran bersama, sekaligus menaiki takhta Perdana Menteri ketujuh selepas Najib?

Seperti mana yang ramai sedia maklum, baginda Sultan Selangor telah murka dan menganggap PKR dan DAP biadap dan penderhaka kerana melanggar titah baginda mengemukakan lebih daripada dua calon untuk jawatan Menteri Besar Selangor.

Halangan diraja ini dikatakan telah dijangka oleh budak Tingkat Empat Istana Segambut namun kenyataan itu cuma mengundang lebih banyak gelak tawa masyarakat Malaysia terhadap budak mentah, angkuh dan tidak berkesedaran diri ini. Cerdik atau tidak, pelajar sekolah rendah darjah satu pun tahu lebih daripada dua bermaksud minima tiga.

Datang pula seorang cerdik pandai yang kononnya pakar perlembagaan dengan bangga berkata “menderhaka bukanlah suatu jenayah”.  Tidak lupa juga yang menyindir dan menyerang Presiden PAS hanya kerana beliau cerdik daripada mereka, memahami dan menjunjung perintah tuanku Sultan Selangor setelah mengemukakan tiga nama bagi calon menteri besar.

Bukankah Sang Ketua Umum tidak tahu mengenai konsep raja perlembagaan di negeri Selangor dan Malaysia secara amnya? Dan mengapa pula DAP boleh terikut-ikut telunjuk Sang Ketua Umum bagaikan lembu yang dicucuk hidung tentang hal ini?

Adakah kerana mereka fikir sistem diraja harus dihapuskan dalam masa akan datang seterusnya menjadikan negara Malaysia negara republik?

DAP hari ini telah pun meminta ampun kepada Sultan Selangor dan menuding jari kepada PKR. Jadi, bukankah semua ini hanya membuang masa dan Serampang Kajang cumalah suatu langkah menunjuk-nunjuk kuasa Anwar dalam PKR kerana kedegilan Khalid Ibrahim?

Natijahnya, Pakatan Rakyat telah berpecah-belah tanpa UMNO mengusik mereka sekelumit pun.

Atau mungkinkah ada tangan-tangan UMNO dalam Langkah Kajang?

Ini negeri Selangor. Kita ada undang-undang tubuh negeri. Sultan punyai kuasa mutlak melantik Menteri Besar Selangor.

Adakah Anwar sebenarnya mahu hancurkan Pakatan Rakyat supaya mendapat kepercayaan UMNO-BN demi mencapai kerajaan campuran bersama , sekaligus menaiki takhta Perdana Menteri ketujuh selepas Najib?

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Selangor – the fight against foreign detractors

With Khir Toyo and Muhammad Muhammad Taib out of the picture, plus the re-branding of MCA, people of Selangor should ditch Pakatan Rakyat for their stupid politics and going against the palace.

Is it just me or those involved in destroying the good Khalid Ibrahim Selangor administration are not even Selangoreans, many are Singapore-born naturalized citizen of Malaysia?

The chief of the this political fiasco is from Penang who lives in a “palace” many called as Istana Segambut., Kuala Lumpur.

His wife that he forced everyone to accept as the new Menteri Besar was born in Singapore. Even the back-up candidate was Singapore-born.

His blue-eyed strategist boy, the Panda MP is from Terengganu.

The secretary general of PKR, the Batak knight who went against the Sultan of Selangor in his many press statements, defeated badly in a recent party poll where he couldn’t even pass the sacked Khalid Ibrahim’s numbers, was also born in Singapore, lived in Kedah, contested the Machang seat in Kelantan in which he lost last year. Kind of a loser. But brave.

Do these people think that they are the United States of America; that they can put their nose everywhere around other people’s business? Even if you are the United States of America, what gives you that right?

Well, this is why the Selangoreans need to teach these non-Selangoreans. I may be living overseas right now but when I voted last year, I fell under the Selangor constituency. My birth was registered under "Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan" and I have lived most of my life in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

We need to teach these people that we respect the Sultan of Selangor; that the Sultan has the final say in appointing the state Menteri Besar. PKR MB candidates are Singapore-born, naturalized citizen of Malaysia and by the Selangor Constitution, they do not even qualify. But the Sultan, has the right to ignore this and appoint one of them after all but with this kind of attitude, do you really think the Sultan would listen to you? Orang luar yang kurang ajar.

When the Sultan decreed at least three names. You give at least three names. Not one name. Not your wife’s name with different ways of calling her. Not even two names. Three names.

Maybe it is a new agenda by PKR-DAP (PaKaR biaDAP as I would like to call them now) to push for Republic State of Malaysia. So, if they win this tug-of-war, a republic state of Malaysia could be a reality. Are the Selangor people ready to accept this treason of the highest level?

Maybe it will be a snap-poll in the end. But the Sultan could still remain adamant for another candidate rather than Wan Azizah but this is unlikely if Pakatan Rakyat tells the Selangor people Anwar Ibrahim’s wife will be the Menteri Besar in their campaign. That, if PAS agrees she would be the sole candidate. Back to square one. Like a loop in an actuarial algorithm.

If that happens, the Selangor people must be wise. We want progress. Khalid delivered this progress. Many stalled developments have resumed. I can name one – Paradigm Mall but I am sure many others. Selangor has changed to the better after only 6 years of Khalid’s administration. There are detractors, but he kept it under control, with the guidance of the Sultan as well.

With Khir Toyo and Muhammad Muhammad Taib out of the picture, plus the re-branding of MCA, people of Selangor should ditch Pakatan Rakyat for their stupid politics and going against the palace, let alone the rakyat of Selangor.