In Permatang Pauh, Anwar Ibrahim used the "September 16 fever" to underline the fact that voting him will mean voting an incoming Prime Minister of Malaysia.
The September 16 Government, in the end, was just another fairytale.
Anwar is still not the PM of Malaysia now and he will not be one, at least until the 13th General Election.
Now, in Perak, the election machinery of Pakatan Rakyat is using a similar tactic.
Nizar is placed as the candidate in Bukit Gantang to be a measure of the people's feelings over the February 6 Perak BN Government.
There are also calls from the Pakatan Rakyat that if Nizar wins the by-election, the Royal Household should dissolve the State Assembly.
Note that I said "Royal Household" and not "Perak BN Government" because Nizar claimed in public that he is legally still the Menteri Besar of Perak.
Given such assumptions, he can still file a dissolution request again.
But if we look chronologically and rationally, I don't know if Nizar knows what he is doing or he is just as what others claim - a puppet of DAP (mostly lawyers).
Nizar & Co :
- filed lawsuit to challenge the legality of Zambry and the BN Perak Government
- questioned the Constitutional decision of the Perak Sultan
- refused to return the state-owned Camry as he believe he is still the rightful MB
- continues to hold State Exco meeting with Pakatan leaders to prove he is still MB
- the lawsuit has been thrown up and down from High Court to Federal Court and back to High Court.
- Nizar has held just a few (if not one or two) State Exco meetings as gimmick. They are not heard of now.
- Nizar has declared in his nomination forms that he is ADUN of Pasir Panjang, not Menteri Besar of Perak
Next article will be a Nizar story of "100 kilometres". Facts will come (in response to the anonymous comment) on why Nizar and Pakatan Rakyat should be rejected.