Recap: DAP wanted to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of the Perak chief minister because the Sultanate has chosen a PAS candidate. DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang said in his blog that the party was disappointed.

Of course BN/MCA and the media is having a field day with this kind of news.

595 blog comments later, DAP turns around and apologises to the Sultan. Kit Siang said the decision was not meant to disrespect the Sultan and the Regent.

Then in Malaysiakini:

This was immediately followed by state DAP chairperson and Sitiawan state assemblyperson Ngeh Khoo Ham who told Malaysiakini that whatever misunderstanding that occurred over the matter has been clarified”.“He also said that all DAP elected representatives will attend the swearing in ceremony before the Sultan of Perak in Kuala Kangsar today at 4pm”. 

Good sense or political afterthought?

I guess it’s also high time that the DAP realises it cannot win this battle alone. Voters are made up of all supporters – whether they come from PKR or PAS or even BN, who are Muslims and non-Muslims.

Malaysia is changing. Accept and allow that change.

Don’t we also tell that to the BN? Although I understand perfectly, from a political kind of view, why DAP did what it did last night.

Anyway, the party said it is still discussing the matter and until an official statement is made by the party, we shall await.

Before that I shall pre-empt everything and say thank you, Kit Siang!

72 responses »

  1. Edi神 says:

    Maybe Lim Kit Siang just need to send his messages across so that his chinese supporters wont say he did nothing !!!

  2. wits0 says:

    Apology, when applicable, does not make one less jantan. BN(mainly umno) cannot understand that and gets what it got.

  3. clearwater says:

    May the statesman in Lim Kit Siang be always greater than the seasoned politician. We are in for difficult political times and we need reason to prevail over partisan interests. I can understand his stand and his principles but sometimes, the situation calls for a small sacrifice in order to have a chance to gain much more. Another political tsunami in 5 YEARS OR LESS.

  4. peace in hope says:

    It took a bigger person(LKS) to put the interest of the rakyat before his opinion. I am a Perakian and I am sure i speak for many Perakians when I say that we want to put an end to the race-based politics in Msia. As for Perak having an MB from the PAS, it should not spur resentment or fear among the rakyat as he had assured to perform his duties as a representative of the rakyat. We in Perak need to give him the chance to prove that PAS or DAP or PKR or any other parties interested to form in future will have the respect and support of the rakyat as long as he/she is looking out for the rakyat in every sense of the word. Lets help the rakyat of Perak to understand the decision made by the Region of Perak and look at it pessimistically. It is crucial for the BR to be strong before the next election as our main focus be it in the state level or the Nation level- our focus is ONE and ONLY one – ELIMINATE race-based politics and discrimination! I urge all Perakians who are internet-savvy to help spread this message to all Perakians as we have many who only have access to the mainstream media where the news could be made in favour of the opposition(BN). PLEASE HELP THE PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND OUR MISSION – TO ELIMINATE RACE-BASED POLITICS IN MALAYSIA.

  5. Jimmy says:

    YB Lim, go take a break. Now that your birthday wish came true, take a break with your wife and have an overseas trip. Let the new boys at State level take charge. They know what they are doing. You have groomed them well.

    Move on, YB!

  6. facial says:

    YB Lim, go take a break. Now that your birthday wish came true, take a break with your wife and have an overseas trip. quoted by J… and don’t come back.

    You and son are swollen headed and crowns.

  7. Fernando Alonso F1 Champ says:

    .this Lim Kit Siang ………………my respect for him went down several notches……

    he can PARTIALLY redeem himself now by saying sorry and he was WRONG!!!! …in fact he should say sorry to all MALAYSIANS!!!!….

    and i do hope he does it……………….we have NEVER NEVER before seen any BeeEnded fella apologise for anything wan, so hopefully if he come out and apologise, he will b seen in a more positive light…..

    but he has done DAP and Barisan Rakyat a huge disservice………

    coz here i was , criticising the 11 UMNO idiots who didnt attend the Penang swearing in (with some stewpid excuse that they had something to do)………….and yet look at this fella …………..real idiot…

    without fear and favour, an idiot will b called an idiot even if he’s from DAP……

  8. kittykat46 says:

    There’s a world of difference between being the opposition and being the government.
    When you are in government, everything you say and write can have repercussions.

    DAP is now part of the state government in Penang, Perak and Selangor.
    They better grow up and learn and get down to work very fast.

  9. thinkvision says:

    Common Sense finally prevailed.

    Ong Ka Chuan will have to eat his words now, since the people of Perak and Malaysia in general have spoken against DAP statement of boycott. The whole blogger communities have turned against Kit Siang. At least the DAP and Kit Siang will no longer be seen as not protecting the Chinese interest. Well, he tried!

    Very Smart Move! Killing 2 birds with one internet posting. PAS MB gets the endorsement of Chinese in Perak and the supposedly new Housing & Local Government Minister’s mouth was stuffed with 2 dead birds.

    Politics makes the world go round.

  10. matdeboq says:

    I am Perakian, I am a Malay ,I have voted for DAP. Please don’t Disappoint us..be rational please.. Mr.LKS. No more those racial card…it is a old school man. Let look forward. Just Glace behind for guidance to chart a better future for Malaysian Malaysia…!

  11. YEs, i agree DAP was wrong and voiced that opinion on several blogs..but now I read this from Malaysiakini…….

    how is this possible? how do we react to this?

    From Malaysiakini:
    It has been agreed that a DAP candidate will be nominated, but the party seems to be undecided on its nominee. At the same time, there is also interest, especially from the Selangor palace, in seeing the post also going to a Malay.

    Earlier today, the Selangor Sultan’s private secretary Mohamad Munir Bani said state laws stipulate that only a Malay Muslim can be appointed as the menteri besar.

    Similarly, he added, it is preferable that the deputy menteri besar should also be a Malay Muslim.

  12. […] Technorati Search for: news wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThank you, Kit Siang! Posted in ELECTIONS GENERAL, MALAYSIAN MADNESS, NEWS, OPPOSITION POLITICS on March 13, 2008 by sloone Recap: DAP wanted to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of the Perak chief minister because the Sultanate has chosen a PAS candidate. DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang said in his blog that the party was disappointed. Of course BN/MCA and the media is having a field day with this kind of news. 595 blog comments later, DAP turns around and apologises to the Sultan. Kit Siang said […]

  13. […] The Worldwide Source for Geospatial Technology – Directions Magazine wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThank you, Kit Siang! Posted in ELECTIONS GENERAL, MALAYSIAN MADNESS, NEWS, OPPOSITION POLITICS on March 13, 2008 by sloone Recap: DAP wanted to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of the Perak chief minister because the Sultanate has chosen a PAS candidate. DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang said in his blog that the party was disappointed. Of course BN/MCA and the media is having a field day with this kind of news. 595 blog comments later, DAP turns around and apologises to the Sultan. Kit Siang said […]

  14. alrawa says:

    My blood pressure now reads 90/110. Phew……….

  15. […] The Worldwide Source for Geospatial Technology – Directions Magazine wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThank you, Kit Siang! Posted in ELECTIONS GENERAL, MALAYSIAN MADNESS, NEWS, OPPOSITION POLITICS on March 13, 2008 by sloone Recap: DAP wanted to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of the Perak chief minister because the Sultanate has chosen a PAS candidate. DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang said in his blog that the party was disappointed. Of course BN/MCA and the media is having a field day with this kind of news. 595 blog comments later, DAP turns around and apologises to the Sultan. Kit Siang said […]

  16. Penang exile says:

    This was a typical DAP tactic to prevent potential loss of chauvunistic Chinese supporters in Perak. I am sure DSAI and rest of BR were informed in advance of this sandiwara. Looking at the DAP’s candidate for MB, I was shocked that Ngeh’s name was put forward. I think I know why he was really rejected as MB. Someone else should have been named. Ah well…

  17. alrawa says:

    Sorry, 110/90.

  18. […] The Obnoxious 5xmom wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThank you, Kit Siang! Posted in ELECTIONS GENERAL, MALAYSIAN MADNESS, NEWS, OPPOSITION POLITICS on March 13, 2008 by sloone Recap: DAP wanted to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of the Perak chief minister because the Sultanate has chosen a PAS candidate. DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang said in his blog that the party was disappointed. Of course BN/MCA and the media is having a field day with this kind of news. 595 blog comments later, DAP turns around and apologises to the Sultan. Kit Siang said […]

  19. petestop says:

    Let’s look at it as a transition phase…. from old school… to new school…

    I believe the newer generation are much better informed and open-minded.

    However, there are still the older generations who for the past 50 years
    been subjected to the divide-and-rule by race/religion policies of the
    Barang Naik government.

    These perhaps half of DAP supporters is not “plugged-in” to the Internet
    and still subject to brain-washing by the mainstream media.
    Most of them in reality are dead against PAS due to their previous
    Islamic State stance…. as shown by the beating DAP taken few elections
    ago when they joined the BA and worked together with PAS.

    From what I see, old-school Uncle Kit still have to cater for the
    old-school generation.

    We can just hope that we can all move forward now, and perhaps
    in another couple of decade, we no longer identify ourselves
    by race/religion, but rather as Malaysian.

    During which time, naturally, the State constitution will reflect
    the realities of the time…. albeit with probably much resistance
    from the conservative.

    But Tide and Time waits for no man…. we can only move forward.

  20. malayamuda says:

    90/110 ? cant be !!

    Now that BN has lost its 2/3rds majority I bet there will be a snap election by 2011.

    BR has to be on its toes and get mileage within this 3 yrs.

    Dont say i didnt warn you guys…….there will be a snap election DEFINATELY

  21. SadChinese says:

    I have many chinese friends & family members voted for PAS without fear. They are sick with BN govt and are prepare to give BR a try.

    I believe many malay friends are supporting DAP, otherwise DAP can’t win so many seats in Perak. So please look at the big picture, our malay friends did a lot to vote DAP candidates, don’t betray their trust.

    Stop racist politic, think Malaysian for future BR govt in GE13.

  22. Rambo says:

    I do not agree with Mohd Munir Bani’s statement on Malay Muslim on Deputy MB. Also, gender should not be an issue too. I hope His Royal Highness Sultan of Selangor can accept a non Muslim for deputy MB. I am a Chinese and understand the reasons for a Malay Muslim for MB. We have progressed so far and in these time (2008), gender, race, religious inequality should be minimised (not eliminated as we do not live in a perfect world). At least, Mr LKS came to his senses. I hope BN can learn from Mr LKS’s folly and change into a more Malaysian government, no more UMNO govt.

  23. kluzm says:

    Thank you very much YB Lim Kit Siang. Hidup DAP! Hidup PKR! Hidup PAS!

  24. lone man says:

    what ever he do now the chinese will be angry at LKS, he is trying to compromise on the issue.

  25. Lai Chee Nam says:

    Lim Kit Siang and the CEC still needs to make an official announcement the they have reconsidered the voters’ opinion and have whole heartedly accepted PAS’s assembly man and the Regent of Peraks choice as the MB of Perak. He has to stressed that DAP will co-operate fully with the MB and with PKR to work for the good of the People and the state and country.
    After this ill advised fiasco, DAP will be under double scrutiny by the People. Our final aspiration is for DAP to become a true multi-racial party with membership representing all the races in Malaysia.

  26. LIm says:

    I belive that Perakian Malay do support DAP coz’ I seen old Malay Macik about 60’s also stand by DAP boots during voting day to promote DAP in Sekinchan. Good to see this happen. It show it is the end of ethnic politic. Move on and work well with Pass to

  27. Rambo says:

    Also, having read Ong Ka Chuan’s press statement in the Star. I wanted to puke. If there are only 2 candidates for MB, a monkey (the hairy type) and Ong Ka Chuan. I will kneel down and beg Sultan of Perak to appoint the monkey as the MB of Perak. MCA guys just don’t get it that they are worst than animals. Wong Chun Wai’s face is another face that makes me puke. To all MCA guys, pls repent and change into better human beings. All is not lost yet. If PKR/DAP/PAS changes into irresponsible animals, the voters will know what to do in GE13.

  28. bamboo river says:

    What lah! I realised Lam Kat Siong did a ‘reverse psycho’ political stunt on me.😦
    I think I better go to Ipoh for Hor Fun & white coffee.

  29. caravanserai says:

    LKS apologizes
    He has soothed the anger
    Amongst the people

    DAP must change its policies
    This is Malaysia of many races
    Race based parties must go
    There is no place in this century
    For outdated ideals sprouting in the sun

    LKS should go gracefully
    He has played his role
    Now he has achieved his aims
    It is time he let go
    And let his son runs the show

    I am not a DAP member
    And I always believe in fair distribution
    Amongst the people in Malaysia
    Barisan Rakyat sings the songs…

    The bigger role
    Capturing the Federal Government
    Through the Barisan Rakyat
    The faster these people wake up
    The better for the coalition

  30. Farul Azri says:

    If this kind of act continues (racial and religion) i afraid that it can easily trigger more major issue from the UMNO/BN coalitions. anything like the 1969 tragedy may be happening again. Please stop this kind of silly act. No matter DAP – PAS – PKR, they are all the Barisan Rakyat and has been build for one purpose, a better Malaysian Malaysia.. On March 8, people has already made their choices. many cases, PAS fan has vote for DAP since there’s no PAS candidate in his/her area and it goes to others as well. DAP-PAS, PAS-PKR, PKR-DAP… that has made us strong to get 5 states in total..

    Now, i hope that everyone will sit still and live happily together under new state government no matter who’s the MB is…

  31. KShan says:

    Before anyone blasts off his bullets, go check up the sentiments among chinese voters particularly those in Perak and you’ll realize LKs has to do what he did…

    Don’t ever presume that DAP won because of Malay votes alone without their Chinese “chauvinist” (as some idiots put it) supporters backing them, they definitely wouldn’t have come this far.

    And, who say those PAS winners won without Chinese support?

  32. Sean E says:

    If you want to have a better future for our children in Malaysia, do your part by signing the on-line petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/RCER2008/petition.html

    This is one of the way (non-violence) to bring our message to the Government.

    Don’t just sit there, stand up and be counted!

    Why do we need to reform the Election Commission?

    1) Gerrymandering. The discrepancy between number of voters in voting areas is too great. The smallest parliamentary seat (Federal Territory, Putrajaya) has only 6,608 voters while the parliamentary seat for Kapar in Selangor has 112,224 voters. What this means is that one vote in the Putrajaya parliamentary constituency is equivalent to 17 votes in the Kapar constituency.

    2) Phantom voters. A common tactic is to ‘buy’ the identity card of the voters. Party members from the ruling parties will then vote on the voters’ behalf. Random checking of a person’s identity must be conducted using those finger print checking device (like the bank use). Any voting done on another person’s identity must be made a serious offence under the election law.

    3) Postal votes. The rules on postal voting must be reviewed, tightened and amended. The current rule favours the ruling party as the armed forces personnel and policemen who vote by ‘postal voting’ would obviously not jeopardize their career or promotion prospect by voting for the opposition. Voting under postal voting is not secret as it is under the watchful eyes of the senior officers. Christina Liew of DAP (Api-Api) lost due to postal votes.

    4) Spoiled votes. How do we define spoiled votes. It is very easy to turn good votes into spoiled votes (by adding one more x to the ballot paper). Are spoiled votes being verified and watched over by the party representatives? In marginal areas in which the winning margin is razor thin, the so-called spoiled votes need to be scrutinized.

  33. Sorry…

    The damage has already been done!😦

    There is a message behind DAP’s latest fracas and I don’t like it at all. DAP will forever be a big pain in the neck for all Malaysians especially to alll Muslims and Malays.😦

  34. LIm says:

    sorry PAS

  35. ctpong says:

    Looking at the whole situation, i think this is a strategic move by Kit Siang /DAP to avert a possible backlash from his supporters on agreeing to a PAS MP. I think it is a brilliant move but maybe at the expense of his image.

  36. TURE IS OUT THERE says:

    Pls do not comment your point of view from race. Whether you like it or not we all live in a multi-racial country. Stop racism!

    Just a matter of Fair Game. Could accept a soccer team has the least accumulated points chosen as the champion? Waste of time and money to organize the game and to participate.

  37. La Cha Mau says:

    Several hundred entries have been posted on numerous blogs denouncing the Dap’s boycott decision by their CEC.

    Why is everyone so uptight? Don’t you see that something is amiss. It’s all merely a political ploy. If you care to notice, Saudara Anwar has remained silent and not heard of since the statement was made. Strnge…or is it?

  38. Joseph Tan says:

    Thank you, YB Lim Kit Siang for your support to Fellow Malaysian.

    Your effort together with Datuk Seri Anwar shows a new erra for Malaysia.

    I strongly believe Election 2008 is just the beginning.

    In the next Tsunami Election, I hope to see you and your ally claim the WHOLE PENINSULAR MALAYSIA STATES and 2/3 MAJORITY in PARLIMENT.

  39. Pua E.S. says:

    I understand where Lim K.S. came from. But looks beyond party and individual principle, and take the consideration of the nation interest and public sentiment, I tends to agree to take the approach that majority (especially all races) are comfortable with it.

    Nizar has good & professional background, I would agree to give him a try. All BA alliances (DAP, PKR & PAS) shall works beyond racial or religious orientated appraoch and move towards a Malaysian’s Malaysia

  40. lebah says:

    the truth face of DAP?

  41. pssttt says:

    Hope he really means it and this is not one of his propaganda

  42. lebah says:

    STOP PLAYING POLITIC AND START WORKING …..IF NOT GE 13 …….. ANOTHER TSUNAMI?

    BYE

  43. Fasthand says:

    DAP, if this was a political ploy, it was a silly and dangerous game. The rakyat voted for BR because they want constructive and dynamic engagement to improve the lot of everybody and build an egalitarian Malaysia. The rakyat believe BR is the better (far from best) candidate as their rivals had failed miserably. You pleaded with the Rakyat to make the change. The Rakyat gave change a chance: so make change work. Talk, not boycott, and blaze the trail for a better future FOR EVERYBODY.

  44. lone man says:

    Malaysia are more understanding after the election – keep it that way.

    STOP TALKING and TIME FOR ACTION if not you be kick out on next election…………….

  45. Lai Chee Nam says:

    It looks like you jumped the gun by thanking Lim Kit Siang. Malaysiakini reported that PKR has threatened to pull out of the Perak state government because DAP is getting 8 out of the 10 exco seats. It looks like the infighting has already started even before the state government can be formed. If the 3 parties cannot work together, then it is better to hand the state government back to BN. As they have lost the elections, I am sure they will do a very good job to run the state government this time around. Also being a minority government they will not be able to do anything against the interests of the People and state.
    If the reason why Lim Kit Siang is accepting the PAS member as the MB is because his demand for 8 of the 10 exco seats was accepted by PAS, then this is definitely the 2nd black mark against him. For DAP to take 8 seats is grossly unfair and unjustifiable. It looks very much like the DAP/Lim Kit Siang is only good as the opposition, and in the next GE my family and I will not vote for him again.

  46. Death Note says:

    It was already reported earlier that in exchange for not having DAP MB (despiter majority), DAP will get most exco seats.

    Come on… what sharing… Kedah does not have DAP EXCO.,..

    and there is a general feeling that DAP will get shafted in Selangor deputy MB too…

    i think DAP is getting the raw deal here…
    shafted by its partners… and of course… the grassroots will see this as another bad move (cooperation with PAS) and shaft them again next erection…

  47. lucia says:

    well well just as you guys attacked LKS so much (esp. in the earlier post), go and attack syed husin ali now!
    http://politics101malaysia.blogsome.com/2008/03/13/pkr-threatens-to-pull-out-of-perak-govt/

  48. CanDieLikeThis says:

    LATEST:

    From Malaysiakini.com

    PKR threatens to pull out of Perak state gov’t
    Mar 13, 08 1:52pm

    Just as one fire has been doused in Perak over the appointment of a PAS man as the new mentri besar post, another one is taking place.

    PKR has today threatened to pull out from the Perak coalition government on hearing that eight of the 10 executive council posts will go to DAP while the remaining two going to other parties.

    In a statement issued by PKR deputy president Syed Husin Ali, the opposition party expressed its objection to “the agreement made between PAS and DAP with regards to the composition of the Perak state exco”.

    “In the spirit of sincere openness, we stress that the composition of the exco must reflect the composition of the population of Perak and represent the interests of all ethnic groups fairly,” said Syed Husin.

    “We ask that this composition be discussed again and if the composition is not altered to the satisfaction of all parties involved, PKR will not take part in the administration of Perak.”

    However, he said that PKR will honour its agreement to support the coalition government.

    According to available statistics, Malays represent 53.7 percent of the population in Perak, Chinese (31.4 percent) and Indians (13 percent).

    It is believed that an earlier agreement between the three parties was for the 10 exco posts to be distributed among them where DAP will have six, PKR two and PAS two.

    In last Saturday’s general election, the opposition won an unprecedented 31 of 59 state seats – DAP 18, while PKR has seven and PAS six. The remaining 28 are in the hands of BN, with Umno 27 and MCA 1.

    According to Syed Husin, PKR accepts Sultan Azlan Shah’s decision to appoint PAS state assemblyman, Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, as menteri besar of Perak.

    “While at first we stressed the need to choose an individual that will be well received by the majority, we now accept the decision in the spirit of cooperation between PKR, PAS and DAP as well as in the interests of stability and harmony for Perak and for the whole of Malaysia.”

    Furore in Perak

    Yesterday, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang created a furore when he said DAP would boycott the swearing-in ceremony today in protest against Nizar’s appointment as mentri besar.

    However, in a dramatic reversal this morning, he apologised for any offence caused to the Perak royalty over his statement, which he said was not made out of disrespect to the Perak sultan and regent.

    Meanwhile, state DAP chairperson and Sitiawan state assemblyperson Ngeh Khoo Ham told Malaysiakini that all the party’s elected representatives will attend the swearing in ceremony before the Sultan of Perak in Kuala Kangsar at 4pm.

  49. CanDieLikeThis says:

    Please turn your bashing to Anwar Blog ok? Fair.

  50. wits0 says:

    I think Syed Husin, who I always held as among the saner voices in PKR, is now taking turns doing the gaffes.

  51. DewA_LavaU says:

    THANK YOU LKS! YOU GOT BALLS!!!RESPEK LU!🙂

  52. allan says:

    I agreed with ctpong,
    “this is a strategic move by Kit Siang to avert a possible backlash from his supporters on agreeing to a PAS MP. I think it is a brilliant move but maybe at the expense of his image.”
    See what is the situation now? All of us is very confident on PAS of being the MP and willing to work together with Barisan Rakyat. Kit Siang already build a strong BR opinion from us.
    If Kit Siang agreed in the earlier stage after annoucement of the MP, all the negative question will came out from us & he have to be answer on it. BUT NOW, all of us here already help him to answer all the question.
    Smart Lim Kit Siang, a part strategy from Sun Tze art of war.

  53. tswern says:

    I just have this strange feeling DAP perak broke ranks on the latest issue. I suspect it is their idea of 8:1:1….

  54. aida says:

    ELLO KAWAN,
    Remember thet you are representing the people who had voted you into office. These ppl, I wish to remind you one more time, are not only of your own kind. Chinese n Indians voted for PAS, Hindus and Muslims, Malays n Chinese voted for DAP, Ali, Ah Chong n Devi voted 4 PKR. n thr are still those Malays, Chinese n Indians in slumberland voting for BN..

    So you see…dont be so greedy n fall prey to the racist bigots of BN. Share the spoils but share it without forgetting alis, ah chongs n devis who r waiting to reap the harvest of putting you there.

  55. eday says:

    DAP, PKR and PAS viewed as individual parties cannot be considered to hold a majority to form a state government. It is only if these 3 parties present itself to HRH the Ruler of Perak as a coalition can they be considered as able to command the majority in the State Legislative Assembly(SLA). Once a coalition is presented to the Ruler, then the Ruler must consider them as one party not 3 individual parties. Note that from the point of view of the Ruler in considering who should lead the government BN, with 28 seats is considered as a single entity not it’s individual parts UMNO, MCA etc.

    LKS was wrong to object that PAS with the least seats won should head the state government. This is because this is an intra coalition (Barisan Rakyat) problem not HRH Sultan’s problem. So the Sultan should see the names proposed for the MB’s post as coming from one party commanding the support of 31 members of the SLA.

    I feel that given the circumstances the Palace made a wise decision in appointing the MB from PAS as this makes it possible to have 1 Deputy MB each from the Chinese and Indian community. If the Palace had chosen the MB from PKR (a Malay) then from which party would the Indian Deputy MB come from.

  56. Fasthand says:

    Cut the Exco salaries and perks, and channel the money into welfare services for all living below poverty line. That should help reduce the squabbling over pangkat and offices. Get practical and rational with the job of helping the rakyat.

  57. toby says:

    Majlis angkat sumpah MB Perak dibatalkan
    13/03/2008 4:53pm

    IPOH 13 Mac – Majlis angkat sumpah jawatan Menteri Besar Besar yang dijadualkan petang ini dibatalkan.

    Pembatalan itu dipercayai masalah pembahagian kerusi exco di kalangan kerajaan gabungan yang terdiri daripada DAP, Pas dan Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

    Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Pasir Panjang dari Pas, Ir. Mohamad Nizar Jamaluddin sepatutnya mengangkat sumpah sebagai Menteri Besar petang ini. – Utusan

  58. teohwk says:

    Apologizing is one thing. Acceptance is another.

    A trivia – One big difference between LKS and Semi Value. Semi overstayed and got kicked out. LKS is still overstaying. About time the younger leaders of DAP do something about his senility.

  59. brave citizen says:

    ok ie… half time – time for some team-talk between
    PKR-DAP-PAS > want gomen or no gomen.
    Ha ha ha.. Tajol rosli…. hang around a bit longer lar….. have to play u a bit- dunno to pack or dun pack

  60. CanDieLikeThis says:

    Latest From Malaysiakini,

    Reason Of the Cancellation of MB searing-in.

    PKR disputes regent’s choice

    Meanwhile more details are emerging as to the details of the meeting the three menteri besar candidates had with Raja Nazrin this afternoon.

    According to sources the main reason for the postponement of the swearing-in ceremony this afternoon was due to an objection by the PKR’s Jamaluddin over Nizar’s appointment.

    Apparently Jamaluddin told the Raja Nazrin that he disputed the choice made by the regent yesterday to make Nizar the menteri besar.

    It is learnt that the regent became upset with this and instructed all three of them – Nizar, Ngeh and Jamaluddin – to go back to the drawing board again to determine their preferred choice.

    A statement issued by Ngeh earlier today indicated that Nizar was the regent’s choice to be the state’s menteri besar. According to Ngeh, the regent had rejected his (Ngeh’s) and Jamaluddin’s name although these were the first two choices.

    It is also learnt that the regent 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.

  61. Khoo says:

    Mistakes made in Penang
    – don’t announce all those NEP stuffs with the “in your face” attitude, lest you scare everyone off.
    Mistakes made in Perak
    – please sit down together and finalize everything and then see the Regent. Why so many decisions and U-turns?

    Please don’t scare everyone off with all your ad-hoc decisions. It shows u are arrogant and that power has gone to your head. Guess many people are already losing their respect on u especially with BN behind doing all the instigating

  62. old moon man says:

    Rocket Man:

    It’s time to get ready your rocket and check everything is in perfect order, your master the ball-less eunuch is about to be shipped to the moon and retired there for good.

    Please get some moon cake and teh tarik so that the rocket eunuch could watch over planet earth while sipping tea and munching moon cake with the moon lady.

    Adios. Rocket eunuch, planet earth is so refreshing without your presence.

  63. ChineseButMalaysian1st says:

    Guys – pls refer to this: http://harismibrahim.wordpress.com/2008/03/13/barisan-rakyat-we-the-rakyat-must-lead-the-way/

    Haris gets it 100.0% right!
    Pls ignore the few cyber troopers – likely KJ’s kaki.

  64. Samson says:

    To all BN cybertroopers

    Why attacking the BR coalitions? You guys had failed the rakyat miserably. The BR supporters had enough of your failure and weak administration and they have decided to put to stop all your wrong doings.

    From what I see you guys are just jealous and envious of the success of coalition goverment of BR, Well they deserve to be given the chance when you have FAILED miserably.

    Hidup BR and BN, you are history

  65. y-key? says:

    Tell That stupid fellow, Ong Kar Chuan to mind his own business.
    Ask him why he ran away from Batu Gajah?

  66. melovesynapse says:

    Relax…selamba…! tada apa2 ni..cuma berlakon je..relax..

    Errr…really ada cybertroopers BN kat sini? Sapa..sapa tu? Tak habis2 meroyan ke BN dah kalah..Sian!

  67. old moon man says:

    Old rocket eunuch, the earth is too small for your rocket dynasty, why don’t you, your son and daughter-in-law all emigrating to the moon and form a dynasty there. Isn’t this what all your dream is all about?

    Don’t waste money for constructing a rocket for nothing man. It’s time for the rocket to blast off.

    Penang, Perak and Malacca are just too small for your rocket eunuch/concupine dynasty.

  68. Kelvin Goh says:

    I think its not fair to criticise LKS like that, he is trying to do the non-malay Perakians a favour. From what i see in the news about Ong Ka Chuan kept on accusing DAP cheated voters in Perak by allowing PAS becomes MB, LKS must have thought that the non-malay voters are unhappy and afraid of PAS MB. So to make the voters happy(as he thought so), he opposed to PAS being MB.

    It was commonly misunderstood by Malays that he is discriminating malay’s Ketuanan by opposing, but it is clear that he wasnt, as he agreed to the appointment of a malay PKR to be MB, just not PAS. I believe the crowd that protest outside of the palace is made by started by UMNO to make the problem look worse.

    After he made the boycott order, he got lots of feedback from Perakians from all races that they are fine with PAS being MB, so he apologised and took back his words. So i believe this is a misunderstanding by LKS due to the accusation by MCA Ong Ka Chuan about what the Perakians wants.

  69. abra din says:

    Re: Alleged statement by Hadi that PAS iwill introduce hudud law in Kedah.
    Let me make it clear that any punishment under Islamic criminal law (including hudud) in Malaysia is restricted by the Federal Constitution. Even if such a law is passed – it’s validity is a moot point among legal experts. Secondly (even if the law is valid), by virtue of the Constitution and a federal law called the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, the maximum punishment is 3 years in jail or/plus a fine. Thirdly (even if such a law is valid), the law only applies to Muslims.

    Constitutional Lawyer.

  70. abra din says:

    Re: Alleged statement by Hadi that PAS iwill introduce hudud law in Kedah.
    Let me make it clear that any punishment under Islamic criminal law (including hudud) in Malaysia is restricted by the Federal Constitution. Even if such a law is passed – its validity is a moot point among legal experts. Secondly (even if the law is valid), by virtue of the Constitution and a federal law called the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, the maximum punishment is 3 years in jail or/plus a fine. Thirdly (even if such a law is valid), the law only applies to Muslims.

    Constitutional Lawyer.

  71. anak merdeka says:

    nizar tu jadi tok kong , orang lain yang dok jolok jubur bagi arahan

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