Thursday, March 13, 2008


The whole world is watching! Whether democracy is being practice in Perak for the opposition to form the new Perak state government? The public had asked, is it another dramatic twist (Wayang kulit or Chinese drama) to the formation of new Perak state government? Is it the negative effect of political marriage of convenience?

The real question arises: It is a final ultimatum to form state government. But political ultimatum is an ultimatum too, is it necessary to make it final, so take it or leave it?

The long awaiting swearing-in ceremony of Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin as Perak Mentri Besar today has been cancelled. It is believed that the main reason for the postponement of the swearing-in ceremony was due to an objection by the PKR's Jamaluddin over Nizar's appointment.

The regent of Perak Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, Ph.D (Harvard), had asked all 31 state representatives from the three parties to be present before him to swear the allegiance to the new Menteri Besar, whoever it is. Apparently Jamaluddin told the Raja Nazrin that he disputed the choice made by the regent yesterday to make Nizar the Menteri Besar.

Initially, the appointment of Nizar was objected by DAP leadership with party stalwart Lim Kit Siang saying that the party had only agreed for a Menteri Besar from DAP or PKR.

The problem seemed have been solved following Lim's apologizing over his objections and Ngeh stating that all misunderstanding have been clarified. But due to political dissatisfaction, PKR today issued a statement threatening to pull out from the state administration on hearing that eight out of 10 executive council posts going to DAP while the remaining two belong to other parties.

The initial agreement made is DAP get six EXCO posts and two each for PKR and PAS. But last-minute changes where DAP was given eight seats while PKR one and PAS one.

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