Perak still in a limbo by Oon Yeoh
KL based Mobile and Internet Researcher Oon Yeoh wants famous blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin to expose some insider story on why it was the PAS fella who was chosen Perak’s chief minister and not the PKR one, since both are Muslims.
Oon Yeoh says:
The situation with DAP in Perak has been resolved but now PKR is unhappy. So, the swearing in ceremony for the MB post has been postponed.
Actually PKR was unhappy from the start because it was supposed to be their guy who got the MB post. For reasons that are still unclear, it went to the PAS guy, although PAS has the least number of seats amongst the Opposition parties.
Kit Siang made the most noise and so everyone blasted him for jeopardizing the chance for the Opposition to run the state. The widely-followed Raja Petra puts the blame squarely on Kit Siang and doesn’t take into consideration the roles played by the other parties in this quagmire, namely PAS, PKR and the Palace.
Since he claims to have all kinds of insider sources, it would be good if he could give the rationale for why the party with the smallest number of seats ended up being the lead candidate for the MB post. That one is still a mystery.
He claims that PAS jumped the gun and unilaterally declared that it had secured the MB post. What he doesn’t explain is why PAS was in the running in the first place, being that it was the party with the least number of seats.
If the rationale is that the MB must be a Muslim, what is the PKR candidate, a Buddhist? A Christian? A Scientologist? No, he’s a Muslim too. So why PAS and not PKR?
I’m sure there is a sound reason, so hopefully Raja Petra can come up with one in the near future, since he has deep throats everywhere.
According to press reports, the Muslim criteria can be waived if the Sultan wishes it to be so. With DAP having more seats than PKR and PAS combined, there must have been a good reason why DAP didn’t get the MB-ship.
I’d like Raja Petra to explain that.
Lastly, since he insists that we all should be color-blind when it comes to the race of the MB, why can’t the MB be a Chinese? Why doesn’t Raja Petra champion that notion since he’s all for color-blind democracy.