Chaos in Perak: Testing People’s Patience

Both PKR and UMNO are the culprits in Perak. It is disappointing to note that both parties have failed to perform the duty of governance. So much energy and time are wasted on unhealthy politicking while the economy is plummeting.

Ex-UMNO Bota assemblyman Nasarudin's reason to defect is not justified and petty. He defected because he was not happy with Tajol Rosli's leadership and lost in the divisional party's election. Being an UMNO man for over 20 years, Nasarudin should have known the real face of party politics. It's a dog eats dog world.

The Bota assemblyman announced that his decision was supported by his constituents. The best way to know that is to face a fresh by-election. General election is a sacred mean to allow the flourishing of a democracy. The focal point of an election is to allow the public to choose. In the case of defection, the public are mere by-standers. It is not democracy at work when the right to choose is no longer made available to them.