Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bangkit ayuh bangkit, anak Perak bangkit!

Bangkit ayuh bangkit,
Anak Perak bangkit,

Lawan kita lawan,
Lawan penderhaka Sultan!

The by-election in Bukit Gantang will be directly under the responsibility of Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and newly elected UMNO Vice President.

Given that traditionally the Deputy President of BN is in charge of the by-elections, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will oversee the 3 simultaneous elections in Bukit Gantang (Perak), Bukit Selambau (Kedah) and Batang Ai (Sarawak).

Pakatan Rakyat sprang a "surprise" when they defied the wishes of Datuk Seri Nik Aziz by nominating Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin as the candidate for Bukit Gantang.

Nizar was heavily backed by DAP Perak leaders to stand for election in this Parliamentary seat although Tok Guru of PAS voiced his objections in the initial stages.

Tok Guru had the opinion that if Nizar sees himself as the Menteri Besar of Perak, he should not contest in Bukit Gantang.

Winds of change came when a few days ago, Tok Guru gave his blessings to Nizar to proceed to win the seat in Bukit Gantang.

Whether or not Tok Guru's move is a change of his initial opinion under pressure from the President of PAS and several PAS leaders, it is uncertain.

News have spread in media that Nizar filled his nomination forms and declared his current occupation as ADUN Pasir Panjang, not Menteri Besar Perak.

This is a surprise move given that the declaration is a legal statement and Nizar has a Court case to declare Zambry's Government as illegal, which will reinstall Nizar as the Menteri Besar of Perak if he wins the case.

The battle in Bukit Gantang is not simple because this is a Malay majority seat.

On 4th February 2009, Nizar said that "I have no doubt that the decision will be fair to all... to the people and to the political parties. He said that he needed time to look into the matter. I will abide and accept whatever the decision." (Bernama)

On 5th of February 2009, after the Sultan declined the request for a dissolution, Nizar said that "Saya dengan rendah hati mohon derhaka dengan berkata kepada baginda ’patik sebagai MB dan pemimpin kerajaan, mohon tidak letak jawatan".

Demonstrations and speeches at the Perak Menteri Besar's house were carried out on the 4th and 5th of February 2009.

Perakians then saw protests and acts of violence in Kuala Kangsar on the 6th February 2009.

It was reported and caught on film that protestors, a majority of them Malay Opposition supporters, were lying on the road to block the path of Malaysian leaders on their way to Istana Iskandariah, Kuala Kangsar.

Those were still acceptable to a certain degree until a defining moment of treason when the entourage of Raja Nazrin Shah faced protestors who acted violently against the Raja Muda of Perak.

The Royal Household of Perak received praises from Nizar's Administration right from the beginning till 5th of February when it all ended.

That sparked the violent acts and disrespect to the noble household of Perak, in the likes of Sultan Azlan Shah (former Lord President of Malaysia) and Raja Nazrin Shah (a Royalty with respectable views and academic qualifications).

On April 7th, the voters must decide how they want the "Sistem Demokrasi dan Raja Berperlembagaan" to be in the future.

I await the outcome.

(Credits to Bernama, TheStar, Malaysiakini, Perak BN and Pakatan Rakyat Perak for the pictures)


CommonerNinetyNine said...

About "...Nizar was heavily backed by DAP Perak leaders to stand for election in this Parliamentary seat...", what has DAP got to lose? Nothing at all!

They just try to 'kill' with a 'borrowed dagger', and worse, Nizar himself is a willing 'dagger'. If Nizar wins, DAP got the 'reward', but if Nizar lose, DAP will not be involved in the condemnation.

Anonymous said...

>>, Nizar himself is a willing 'dagger'. If Nizar wins, DAP got the 'reward', but if Nizar lose, DAP will not be involved in the condemnation.<<<

DAP got the reward - what reward? $$$$?

No the only reward is turncoats like Hee Yit Foong who gets paid of to the tunes of 10 or 20 million rm and turns up at her servis centre with a new mercedes benz.

Nizar is backed by perakians like me. DAP or no DAp is not important!

Perakians want a malay MB - not some half cast mamaks malay-wannabes.

Jockey pendek.

AuntyKu said...

Ngeh/Nga cousins or the Sultan. The Malays in Bukit Gantang should coose wisely.

Jimmy Tham said...

in all fairness to Nizar, every competitions and tournament i.e. Premier Leaque matches, we get to see managers bragging about winning the coveted trophy, all to a certain extent will engage in mental warfare one way or another. Usually, before the match, they will sing praises about the fairness of the referee, knn, once decisions were made against their favour, manager will start throwing tantrum and blame it on the referee. You never see a manager that talk bad about the referee before the match or admit that his team is gonna lose.

on another note, one can blame DAP for standing at the sideline and getting the rewards for not sdoing anything but let's ask ourself a question, how BN would publicise the matter if DAP overtly shows disinterest or even objection to Nizar's decision altogether? You'll get to see "Crack showing up in PR" in the news headline all over Malaysia.

It just depend on whether you view the water is half full or half empty

Anonymous said...

It is quite obvious that you dislike Ir.Nizar.

However, if you must, I would like you to dislike him for the right reasons based on facts. Not misplaced understanding of the situation at hand.

The fact is, when you speak to the Sultan, you have to use palace language. It is decorum and only proper.

The fact is, a certain word when used in the context of the palace can mean totally different in simple street language. Take "hamba" for instance.

The fact is, when Ir.Nizar said "patik mohon sembah derhaka" in palace language, it simply meant "I beg to differ" in simple language.

The fact is, lacking any bona fide basis for the Perak power grab, UMNO deliberately took what Ir.Nizar said out of context.

The fact is, UMNO is now trying to fool the kampung folk in Perak that Ir.Nizar literally meant what he said to the Sultan i.e. that he committed treason.

The fact is, 20 years ago, it was the powers that be that committed treason. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, a royalty himself has said so.

The fact is, the same party that committed treason 20 years ago are now behaving like they are the true defenders of the royalty.