Thursday, March 13, 2008

No Need To Argue, 'Uncle Kit'!

The dispute over who should be the next Chief Minister of Perak ended yesterday as the IR Nizar Jamaluddin was selected over DAP's Ngeh Koo Ham and PKR's Jamaluddin Radzi. Those three names were submitted to the Regent, deputizing for Sultan Azlan Shah a few days ago and Nizar was recommended and endorsed by Raja Dr. Nazrin after viewing their extensive credentials. - You have the Regent endorsing it. He's not stupid, he's a PHD gradate, so he knows better.

Malaysiakini reports that Lim Kit Siang was bitterly opposed to the idea of having Nizar as MB, and instead felt that Ngeh or Jamaluddin would be preferred given that the impression of multi-racialism that they would pose. He announced that the DAP Perak would boycott the swearing in ceremony this evening at Kuala Kangsar. I supposed that he was expecting the provision of the state constitution allowing the Ruler to waived the mandatory requirement of having a Malay as an MB - if Ngeh is selected.

Kit Siang, no need to argue. Arguing would add more cracks to the attempts to break the coalition by UMNO. Nizar has already made a compromise of having Ngeh and Jamaluddin - both will assist him and the majority of the executive committee of the state government will be comprising of DAP assemblymen. How's that? At least, Nizar is trying to get everyone to work together and at least respects other people!

Most Perak Malays are Ready For Multi-Racial Government

Having PKR in Perak was how to say something that UMNO wanted in mind as Anwar would go there and see how things are running, cajoling the others and so on. Then at the same time, via their MSM, paint the DAP as Chinese chauvinism or PAS Taliban image. UMNO die-hards would want to do that, but one important thing missed out and unforeseen is that Malays and everyone else in Perak are ready to see a one-race Malaysians running the state show.

DAP itself remains the obstacle. Given of their dicey perception against PAS, they will need to shed their eccentric behavior before things get worse. When Nizar says to have DAPs part of the excos, this shows that at least PAS is better than UMNO. They don't wave the dagger, they respect everyone, like in Kelantan, and they need others to help them work. It's modesty that drives PAS around.

Just beware of UMNO sabotage. They will make trouble at opposition states.


  1. DAP seems to be its own worst enemy.
    Its shooting itself in the foot as well as risking everything the Alternative Front has worked for.

    We voted for a Malaysian Malaysia.

    As a chinese malaysian, I'm feeling that PAS (despite having had a taliban image) has been far more gracious and diplomatic so far. The feeling is that THEY are more willing to compromise compared to DAP.

    I'm very disappointed by LKS statement and I hope that they will be ever to sort whatever issues that have internally and get back on the drawing board.

    UMNO must be estatic.

  2. Subject: Strong disappointment on DAP's decision over Perak Menteri Besar

    From: Gerald Khor
    Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 08:32 AM
    Subject: Re: Strong disappointment on DAP's decision over Perak Menteri Besar

    To my beloved DAP leaders,

    Hope this message get to your CEC members as well.

    Why you want to sour the already fragile relationship with PAS, at a time where you can work towards strengthening it? PAS has shown willingness to discuss Barisan Rakyat and we rakyat is happy to see the formation of Barisan Rakyat to realize the dream of 2-party system, as long as it carry a mandate of secular state for Malaysia.

    And why such a flip-flop? Where is DAP's integrity? DAP Perak pledged to abide by Sultan of Perak's choice of Menteri Besar just a day earlier. Why DAP CEC rejects it? Why not discuss this among PAS, PKR and DAP? Why does it has to go public, and in such high profile? You guys are not better than Pak Lah nor BN in handling such situation.

    Your report card is already tainted. Go mend the fence now and take corrective action immediately.

    Gerald Khor

    ps: Don't know which email address to use thus use whatever email addresses I know to hope to get my message across.

    ----- Original Message ----
    From: Gerald Khor
    Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 12:11:39 AM
    Subject: Strong disappointment on DAP's decision over Perak Menteri Besar

    Dear YB Karpal Singh, YB Lim Kit Siang, YB Lim Guan Eng,

    As a supporter of DAP that believe strongly in "Malaysian's Malaysia ", I wish to express my strong disappointment on DAP's decision to disapprove Perak Sultan's selection of the next Menteri Besar (from a PAS representative). At the very least, please respect the choice made by Sultan Azlan Shah.

    We just witness a new era in Malaysia politics after 8th March that gave so much hope to the people of this lovely nation. The loose pact between DAP, PAS and PKR scored big win in GE2008. Please keep up the good work and strengthen the pact. In fact, you guys should just formalize the pact and form Barisan Rakyat as suggested by many concerned Malaysians. Chinese voted for PAS and Malay voted for DAP on 8th March. I personally called my family members to make sure they vote no BN candidates. It is time that DAP seriously consider formalizing a pact with PAS and PKR. PAS seems to come a long way and is becoming more moderate. A pact should be made if PAS can drop their mandate to form an Islamic country.

    Please don't let this pact break away because of selection of Perak Menteri Besar. It is no doubt an important post but the next General Election will be even more important. The bigger task for DAP, PAS and PKR is to prove to the rakyat that you guys can be good government, starting with showing good results in Kedah, Kelantan, Penang, Perak and Selangor. It is a bad start to score an "E" for this fiasco. Furthermore PAS has given its words to work closely with the coalition government in Perak, and DAP has more seats and have been promised the most EXCO members. Give and take will go a long way for this young coalition.

    I am a Chinese from Taiping and I have no problem seeing a PAS representative as Perak's Menteri Besar, as long as there is no Islamic rules (as yet) like those in Kelantan. Given the Constitutional constraints and the state's demographics, it is fair to have a Malay State Assemblyman to be appointed as Menteri Besar with a Chinese and Indian Naib Menteri Besar representing the other two major races.

    The rakyat is still trying to grasp with the new scene in Malaysia politics. For me hailing from Perak, I know it is not easy for the Chinese in Perak to accept a PAS rep as Menteri Besar but we are ready to give him a chance to perform. People voted him (and his coalition government) in this time round. People can vote him out the next time. And we hope DAP will put national interest before party to give this man a chance to perform with his comrades in the Perak State Assembly as well.

    If DAP cannot resolve this fiasco properly, all the manifestos and promises given pre-election will not be relevant anymore. Walk-the-talk. Integrity is everything. Otherwise DAP is no different from any BN component parties. And I will regret very much the thousands of dollar donation I made to DAP Malaysia in Jan and Feb 2008.

    Thank you for your attention.

    Gerald Khor

    ps: has a lot more feedback for your attention.

    ps: Somehow does not work properly thus a direct email.

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  4. I think a clean, lean, just and fair government under PAS with active and meaningful participation of DAP and PKR is still much better than the corrupted government we had for the last 50 years even the government is led by MCA. Have we all forgotten a young Chinese man at 27 accumulating RM 1.2 Billion of assets years ago.

    If uncle Kit still can't agree with Ir Mohd Nizar representing PAS, then I would suggest that Ir Nizar join PKR as a solution that makes everyone happy except Umnoputras and their lapdogs.


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