Sunday, February 01, 2009

Perak : Of a goner, missing, going and ...

Until March 2009, politics will take center stage with the main actors coming from both BN and PR. And what is best is that Sunday seems to be the chosen day for actions galore.

25th Jan 2009 or whereabout, Datuk Nasirudin Hashim became the first BN elected representative who crossed over to PKR, lead by his former university mate Anwar Ibrahim.

What transpire soon after is mind boggling. Najib Abd Razak, the DPM, took over Perak UMNO and BN leadership and at the same time propose anti-hopping laws to curb defection. The proposal was well received by Lim Guan Eng, the CM of Penang cum DAP secretary General with a condition that the elected representative who party hops to re-contest the seat in a by-election if the proposed anti-party hopping law is implemented. This will give a chance for the electorates to choose who they want to represent them. The anti-hopping law is also readily accepted by Pairin Kitingan and Nik Aziz.

Fast forward, 1 week later, 2 elected representatives from PKR Perak went missing on the same day Datuk Nasarudin declare his intention to join PR. The 2 representatives were Behrang state assemblyman Jamaluddin Mat Radzi and Mohd Osman Jailu (Changkat Jering). Coincidentally, the 2 were charged with corruption involving China dolls in Penang.

Perak UMNO calls it a gimmick, MB Perak says he will lodge a police report, AAB says they may defect to BN, which leave Perak in disarray.

This scribe's call? They were involved with excavation in Lenggong Perak, doing some archaeological works and be a part of the team which announced their discovery of stone tools they believe are more than 1.8 million years old and the earliest evidence of human ancestors in Southeast Asia. After all, Malaysians are observing CNY and both of them found some activity to unwind....and nobody can accuse them of visiting China dolls when all they met are skeletons and artifacts...

What say u? Believe it or not?...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...


Anonymous said...

Hey Nightcaller,
I don't think the No Hopping Law will pass, as BN knows that they can seize power again perhaps in 2010 when the only source of funding is from the federal coffers. The worst case scenario for BN is if there is an election and they lose. Thats the worst case, lets see whether it happens out that way. There have been too many "must win" elections for the term to have any significance

nightcaller said...


I beg to differ with ur opinion. In the case of Perak and maybe NS (?), how I wish the guardian of Islam (which happens to be the head of state) will use their wisdom to get all the parties involve to sitdown and map out a "win-win" situation for all.

The "win-win" situation shall be taken as the outline for future cases, whereby all elected representatives shall remains in their respective parties, unless the seat falls vacant due to death.

PR and BN can do all the strategising for the next GE. Rumours, claims and counter claims of party hopping shall not be entertained from now on and let all of us stay focus in tackling with the coming economical challenge and lay offs that will be hitting Malaysia soon.

The man on the street is getting fed up with the continuous politicking which benefits no one except those who dreams to be in the corridor of power.

Let UMNO sort out who they want to be their elected office bearers, including who they wanted to lead the youth wing (I know who u are rooting for :)) and UMNO has the next 3 to 4 years to revamp before the rakyat makes their choice in GE 13.

The same goes to PR.

Or do I need to attend one of ur workshops to get my minds tuned :)

Till then...G'nite...wherever u are...