Before the Perak story, we had the 2nd Most Influential Man (in the world) creating headlines with statements like the following
"Tomorrow is the D-day. We are ready to form the government. We have the numbers and we are ready to announce tomorrow. I believe that the government will fall in the next few weeks." (Anwar Ibrahim - Malaysiakini)
During that time, our country faced unrest. Our lawmakers were playing cat and mouse games.
Some of our Ministers and lawmakers were even said to be uneasy because Anwar Ibrahim claimed publicly he met some of them in Hong Kong, Manila and Singapore.
Surprisingly, it was the same man who travelled to many places and said the following during the Permatang Pauh campaign.
"Thousands (of supporters) come but they don’t even get water. I cannot afford it...I also do not have shares or land." (Anwar Ibrahim - NST)
BN people are not stupid. BN has been in power for around 50 years and they have strong Political Bureaus in UMNO, MCA, MIC and the other component parties.
If people continue to claim that BN people are arrogant, usurpers of power, and undemocratic, think again.
I have always wondered if the move in Perak was to "control" Anwar Ibrahim and shake him off from creating instability at the Federal Government level with his takeover claims.
But my wild imaginations are not important.
Anyway, some bloggers are already analyzing the situation as a new political strategy called "boomerang" by Barisan Nasional.
Whether it is by accident or purpose, this "boomerang" strategy seems to be quite nice. We are so used to seeing volleys of arrows fired at Barisan Nasional leaders with no retaliation.
Today, "arrows" have been transformed into "boomerangs" where the person who throws it will need to catch it back expertly or face a hit.
When the famous dates were quoted by Pakatan leaders - April 1st, Sept 16 and one in October - blogs and the alternative media played the tune of TAKEOVER GOVT and CROSSOVERS.
Interesting enough, the same blogs and alternative media today are rising from their seats with anger and slam BN for being unconstitutional, undemocratic and they want fresh elections.
Yesterday, Nizar & Co were reinstated as the Perak Government. Many came out to say that it was a day of democracy.
Some even went as far as saying that our judiciary is clearly independent of the Executive arm when months ago it was the same supporters and leaders who said that our judiciary is fishy and our Attorney General is like a dictator of the Courts.
When I asked about why the sudden U-Turn of opinions on judiciary, they said that this team of judges are independent and they are good judges.
Deep inside me, I wonder what will happen if Anwar's sodomy trial or another Court case involving Pakatan is heard by the same team of judges and the case went against them?
Will there be another U-Turn and will the judges be ridiculed systematically?
Today, the Court of Appeal has granted a stay for the judgement made on 7 May 2009 that reinstated Nizar as the rightful Menteri Besar.
Dr Zambry is the official Menteri Besar of Perak, at press time, until the case is closed by the Court of Appeal.
The Court of Appeal has been known to be independent and does not take sides. If we all recall, it was the Court of Appeal that released Anwar Ibrahim.
It was also the Court of Appeal that quashed the Election Court ruling for a by election in Sanglang and granted the PAS candidate as winner of the seat.
Many more cases but today, bloggers from both sides seem to be very silent.
Some are keeping an eye on what is next to come and some are waiting for instructions from their political masters who want to ensure a successful path to Putrajaya one day.
These days, we witness the classic "selective justice" culture which Malaysians are adopting. We are also heading towards a chaotic development of a strong nation.
ASEAN is well known for their chaotic nations where the people take the law into their own hands and storm the streets every day.
Asia on the other hand, is famous for their Parliamentary fist fights and flying chairs.
Malaysia, is truly Asia and truly ASEAN. I leave it to you to imagine the Malaysia we will have one day.
p/s : Wishes might be granted and two men in rotation of being MB might lose their jobs in anticipation of a Tunku as the new Chief. Read more here.
(Credits to Daylife, The Star, NST, MCA, TIME and Guardian for the photos)