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The PH Conundrum in Perak (… If I were Ahmad Faizal I would not be able to sleep)

Multatuli wonders why DAP, PKR and Amanah, do not dare stand up against Bersatu. The parties are so power hungry that they will do anything to stay in power – even accept the smallest party’s nominee as MB. He said, “In the first instance Bersatu has no business being the MB.”

Multatuli: DAP is the biggest party in the PH Coalition with 18 seats. Bersatu is the smallest with 2. Yet Bersatu calls the shots.

DAP is impotent; and this has caused MCA to throw back the slur of “political eunuch” at DAP. MCA is not wrong to do that. At least in MCA’s case they are a small fry with almost no seats compared to UMNO.

With PH having 30 seats (DAP 18, PKR 6, Amanah 4 and Bersatu 2) and BN with 25 seats and PAS 3 with one independent, the State of Perak is in a bind.

It only takes three frogs to jump for the government to change hands.

This situation has rendered DAP impotent.

But it need not be like that if DAP (and PKR and Amanah) dare stand up against Bersatu. But the party is so power hungry that it will do anything to stay in power – even accept the smallest party’s nominee as MB.

DAP will sacrifice the people of Perak to serve its own interests. To be fair the same can be said of PKR and Amanah.

Bersatu has no business being the MB

In the first instance Bersatu has no business being the MB. In almost all cases it’s the biggest party that nominates the MB. Even if the sultan will allegedly not accept a non-Malay as MB, DAP has Malay ADUNS who are better qualified than the Perak MB, Ahmad Faizal Azumu. And if the sultan will not accept this convention of the biggest party nominating the MB because DAP is a “parti Cina”; then DAP should have challenged that decision. But  we know DAP has a useless big stick.

But if not DAP, then the second biggest party PKR should nominate one of its ADUNS and failing that Amanah (which in fact has someone who was the former MB).

That none of the above has taken place shows that Bersatu has got all the other three partners by their short and curly.

“I am MB or else . . .” is enough to frighten its power hungry partners to give it what it wants.

Of course DAP will say that it is doing this for Perakians because the other lot is so terrible and has made a mess of running Perak. We can buy that, if Perak is now run better that when it was under UMNO; but it is not. If in fact Ahmad Faizal has proved to be a good MB then it would not have mattered even if he is from the smallest party.

How can the Perak MB sleep?

But Ahmad Faizal is a disaster.

Despite that, DAP and the other two are afraid to replace Ahmad Faizal as MB, with one of their own. What does that tell us?

They are certainly not clinging on to save Perakians from the other lot. They are clinging on because they want to enjoy the perks of office.

When I said that perhaps the others are giving Ahmad Faizal  enough rope to hang himself, I was joking. But looking at it again perhaps there may be something in it. Aziz Bari from DAP is an expert in Constitutional Law. Surely he could have advised Ahmad Faizal that his statement on “tanah adat’ is wrong. But he did not.

And surely they should have warned him that appointing a RM2 company to do reforestation is not the done thing.

Or told him that appointing yet another pen-pusher as Mayor when Ipohites are calling for one of the own will cause more unhappiness.

But they did not; they just let him have enough rope. If I were Ahmad Faizal I would not be able to sleep.

Reason PH is safe

What has probably saved PH is that UMNO is broke.

If their money had not been “tied up” they would have been able to incentivise the frogs to jump.

Whatever, I think it is a matter of time before PH is turfed out because of the way the state is run.

The longer Ahmad Faizal is MB the more Perakians suffer and the less likely they will vote PH. And by GE15, Perak would be in such a mess that UMNO/PAS will win hands down.

The PH Conundrum

The conundrum for PH is this:

Replace Ahmad Faizal as MB now and risk him hopping to the other side with his two members and the “independent”…

OR keep him and ruin Perak – finally getting kicked out big time in GE-15.

My guess is Ahmad Faizal will not hop. His boss Mahathir Mohamad will not allow him. In any case UMNO is broke so what has he to gain. They will surely not make him MB – they already know how inept he is.

Which brings me to this: Will DAP find its balls or has it been castrated as MCA suggests?

(The views expressed are those of the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the views of Rebuilding Malaysia.)
By Multatuli
Kampung Kencing Gajah

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NB: The computations on the PH Perak government and uncertainty of a two-seat margin are thrown into sharper focus with the recent development in Perak.



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