Friday, February 13, 2009

Tension in Pakatan Rakyat?

Karpal asks Anwar to step down
“I am not getting the support from my own party leaders, neither party adviser Lim Kit Siang nor secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, on the party-hopping issue.

“It seems that they are supporting Anwar instead of me.

Karpal said there was nothing illegal or unlawful in what he had stated in relation to the Sultan of Perak being subject to the due process of law, and that he can be sued in court for dismissing the Pakatan Rakyat state government in his official capacity.


Guan Eng: PR will speak as one on Perak situation
All three parties in Pakatan Rakyat will speak with one voice and act in concert when pursuing any action over the toppling of its government in Perak by Barisan Nasional. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who said this, added that there would not be any ad-hoc or singular action by any member of Pakatan, which consists of DAP, PKR and PAS. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is regarded as the de facto leader of the coalition by virtue of his parliamentary stature as Opposition Leader.

Karpal opts out of Pakatan lawsuit team
Karpal Singh said Pakatan leaders felt that the Sultan should not be sued.“I do not agree with it. That is what (PKR de facto leader and Opposition Leader) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wants. Let it be that way.”

Karpal and the royals: ‘Blame Dr M’
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng defended Karpal Singh and blamed former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for the uproar over the DAP national chairman’s plan to sue the Sultan of Perak. Asked whether public support was waning for the DAP stemming from Karpal’s outburst against the Sultan, Lim retorted that it was only Umno who was angry with the party leader. “What wrong has been committed by Pakatan Rakyat or Karpal Singh?” he asked.


Pakatan Rakyat must not evade critical questions anymore.
  1. Pakatan Rakyat supports the lawsuit against the Sultan or not?
  2. Is Karpal Singh alone in the Constitutional process review? (since Nizar is fighting another case)

Dr Mahathir's Government removed the immunity of the Royal family from criminal activities, with the approval of Malaysians (professionals especially), royal households, and lawmakers (Malaysian MPs).

Perhaps Guan Eng should read THIS to be reminded of something DAP (or LGE) forgot.

126. ... (noting that all parties including opposition parties PAS and DAP wanted action to be taken to prevent a recurrence of the Gomez incident and supporting the Government's efforts to check the behaviour of the Rulers)

And THIS.

The Democratic Action Party (DAP), a primarily Chinese opposition party which is part of an opposition coalition with Semangat '46, originally supported the government in December when it expressed the need for action to be taken in light of the Gomez incident. It also initially supported the amendments. However, it abstained from voting when the amendments were introduced in Parliament in January. The reason they gave for the abstention was that the Constitution required the consent of the Rulers to amendments affecting their privileges and such consent had yet to be given. According to DAP the consent was required before the amendments could be introduced in Parliament. DAP was accused of sacrificing its principles in favour of preserving their opposition coalition with Semangat '46.

Malaysians have Dr Mahathir to thank not only for this immunity policy but for the development and progress of Malaysia as well.

No one said it is illegal to sue the Sultan. Most of us just feel that it is disrespectful and unethical, Mr Lim.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What crisis? The crisis is Perak's new government. Clearly, the speaker will do what is necessary. Period.

Wei Liang Goh said...

Haha.

Lim Guan Eng said "there would not be any ad-hoc or singular action by any member of Pakatan".

Karpal Singh said Pakatan leaders felt that the Sultan should not be sued.“I do not agree with it. That is what (PKR de facto leader and Opposition Leader) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wants. Let it be that way.”

“I am not getting the support from my own party leaders, neither party adviser Lim Kit Siang nor secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, on the party-hopping issue.

“It seems that they are supporting Anwar instead of me.



So no crisis? I think you did not read the article properly.

Anonymous said...

Now still got crisis? You love to see one, you can be a good BN PR man.
One gets irritated by your shallow analysis. Please tell us more about "bedroom talks"

Wei Liang Goh said...

my shallow analysis?

I don't think I made any analysis here.

I believe you are not reading the papers.

Nik Aziz, Anwar, DAP are all keeping Karpal out of their team.

And if you are from DAP, perhaps you should forward to the Central Committee for a review of Perak DAP.

DAP Perak should have an open forum with the Central Committee.

Everyone should be allowed to comment.

Then we will know.

The Opposition changed a lot. Everyone has become Anwar's yes men.