Santa Claus is coming to town (UPDATED with poll and Statutory Declaration)


The Perak Menteri Besar is currently in an audience with the Sultan of Perak to brief Tuanku on the current political crisis in Perak. Will the MB seek Tuanku’s consent to dissolve the Perak State Assembly so that fresh state elections can be held? I hope so.

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

Raja Petra Kamarudin

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He's making a list
He’s checking it twice
He’s gonna find out who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town

He knows when you are sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake

Yes, Santa Claus is in town. And he goes by the name of Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin.

Hamzah is the Chairman of FELCRA. In case you have never heard that name before, he is the man who abandoned his wife to marry a ‘trophy wife’. The Syariah Court made him pay his abandoned wife RM10 million in ‘damages’, a small portion of what he actually owns. How a mere Chairman of FELCRA can have so much money is beyond me. According to his wife, Hamzah is worth at least RM30 million from what she knows. And she says he has more stashed away somewhere, which unfortunately she is not able to track down.

Hamzah, who has been working for Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak since 1987 (when Najib first became the Umno Youth Leader), came into the limelight back in 1998 when he alleged that Anwar Ibrahim was trying to seduce his ‘trophy wife’. What happened was that Hamzah instructed his wife to phone Anwar to lobby for some government contracts. Eventually, Anwar told his office to bar all the calls because she started to become a nuisance. This riled up Hamzah who made that allegation against Anwar when it was actually the other way around — she was trying to seduce Anwar. Clearly, Hamzah’s ‘trophy wife’ was meant as ‘bait’ with financial rewards in mind.

And Hamzah is now the man going around the country and entrusted by Najib with the task of buying up Pakatan Rakyat Wakil Rakyat at RM10 million apiece. They are in fact prepared to up the price to RM15 million if necessary. And he is not only going around Perak. The offer is also being made to Selangor and Kedah Wakil Rakyat from Pakatan Rakyat. Get ready for another political crisis soon in Kedah. After all, RM10 million is a lot of money. RM15 million is even nicer.

Today, one Perak Wakil Rakyat from Pakatan Rakyat signed a Statutory Declaration to say that they offered him RM50 million to cross over to Barisan Nasional (See: SURAT AKUAN FAUZI MUDA). Later today he is going to lodge an official report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). If, later, I get a copy of it, I will upload it below this article. (Also see: Kenyataan Akhbar YB Arumugam, ADUN Bkt Selambau).

The Perak Menteri Besar is currently in an audience with the Sultan of Perak to brief Tuanku on the current political crisis in Perak. Will the MB seek Tuanku’s consent to dissolve the Perak State Assembly so that fresh state elections can be held? I hope so. I think that fresh state elections should be held instead of just two by-elections in Behrang and Changkat Jering. Then, once and for all, Pakatan Rakyat can embark on a ‘house-cleaning’ exercise. All those unstable and suspect Wakil Rakyat can be dropped and replaced with more qualified candidates. As is stands now, some of the Pakatan Rakyat Wakil Rakyat sucks and I would not even trust them to walk my dog.

We will know later today whether we are going to see fresh state elections or two by-elections in Perak. I hope for the former. But it is going to be very expensive. There are 59 state seats involved and Barisan Nasional will spend at least RM30 million per seat. This will come to about RM900 million or almost RM1 billion, a big boost to the Perak economy — at the expense of the taxpayers of course. Pakatan Rakyat would have to spend at least RM500,000 per seat. This will total about RM30 million for the 59 seats.

What is Pakatan Rakyat’s RM30 million against Barisan Nasional’s RM900 million? In Ijok, Barisan Nasional spent RM96 million. In Permatang Pauh more than RM100 million. And in Kuala Terengganu more than RM500 million if you include the RM400 million ‘special investment fund’ that Najib launched during the by-election campaign. In spite of all this money, Barisan Nasional still lost the Permatang Pauh and Kuala Terengganu by-elections, although it did win Ijok (but this was before the Tsunami hit Malaysia or else they would have lost Ijok as well).

Yes, Santa Claus is in town. So Pakatan Rakyat had better lock up all their Wakil Rakyat. How many can resist RM10 million or RM15 million? It is not easy to say no to that amount of money. Some Pakatan Rakyat Wakil Rakyat come from humble beginnings and have never seen RM1 million in their entire life, let alone RM10 million or RM15 million. Money can cloud your thinking and make you do things you would never dream of doing before. And this is what Barisan Nasional is hoping for.

Dear MB Perak, dissolve the Perak State Assembly and hold fresh state elections. Then, once and for all, embark on a house-cleaning exercise and get rid of the riff-raff. After that you can settle down and concentrate on running the state instead of constantly looking over your shoulders, wondering who is going to next cross over to Barisan Nasional. Sure, you need a lot of money to do this. But trust the Rakyat. The Rakyat will come forward to help you with the required finances. I will start the ball rolling by personally pledging RM30,000.

No doubt RM30,000 is far short of RM30 million. But it is a start. More will come in once you dissolve the Perak State Assembly and call for fresh state elections. The Rakyat will help pay for the cost of burying Barisan Nasional once and for all.

Over to you Boss. May you decide on the right thing for Perak.

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