Can oust Khalid via SDs but not Mukhriz


In a way Mukhriz’s demise is all due to Dr Mahathir. Dr Mahathir was the one who placed his son in his coffin and every day he keeps hammering more nails into that coffin. And today Dr Mahathir hammered yet another nail into that coffin through his Blog posting. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un, Mukhriz Mahathir.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

Some call it karma. Others say what goes around comes around. I would say those who live by the sword die by the sword. Basically what you do unto others eventually others would do unto you.

The opposition is saying it is undemocratic to remove Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir through Statutory Declarations. Well, actually it was Mahfuz Omar who said it but then we can expect him to say that because he is Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s agent although he is in the opposition.

Mahfuz was the man who Dr Mahathir sent to Australia to try to convince Sirul Azhar Umar to confess that it was Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak who personally ordered him and Azilah Hadri to murder Altantuya Shaariibuu. But that plan failed though.

Anyway, that was precisely how the opposition removed Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim just over a year ago — through SDs. So is the opposition now saying that it acted undemocratically in the way it removed Khalid?

The trouble is the opposition feels that just because it is the opposition it is allowed to do anything it wants but if the other side does the same thing they will scream, rant, rave, moan, groan and foam at the mouth.

For example, DAP is allowed to play hate politics and to instigate the Chinese to hate Umno, the Malays and Islam. But if the other side plays the same game and instigates the Malays to hate DAP, the Chinese and Christianity they will get very upset.

When the opposition ousted Khalid they gave all sorts of reasons for doing so. And they considered these reasons as legitimate and justified. The exact same reasons are being used in the Mukhriz case. But the opposition cannot accept those reasons.

They reject the reasons why Mukhriz must be removed whereas these are exactly the same reasons they used to explain why Khalid has to be removed. What is fooking wrong with these people?

One main issue they raised was that Khalid may be a good administrator but he is a bad politician. So they need a politician to take over Selangor. Mukhriz, too, is a bad politician and an even worse administrator. At least Khalid is in his office from dawn to dusk seven days a week. Mukhriz is hardly around.

Dr Mahathir should have groomed Mukhriz properly before he let him loose into the political world. Just because your father has influence and power that does not mean the son is going to automatically enjoy the same.

Dr Mahathir used to condemn the Malays and say that the Malays are too feudalistic and should be more pragmatic like the Chinese if they want to succeed. And then he does not teach his son this same thing.

Dr Mahathir thought that since he had power and influence then his son would also enjoy the same. That is feudalism and the politics of warlords. And did not Dr Mahathir condemn the Malays for that?

Anyway, Najib has no choice but to demolish Mukhriz to demonstrate to Umno that he is the one holding the power. If he does not make his move on Mukhriz then people might think he is scared of Dr Mahathir.

In a way Mukhriz’s demise is all due to Dr Mahathir. Dr Mahathir was the one who placed his son in his coffin and every day he keeps hammering more nails into that coffin. And today Dr Mahathir hammered yet another nail into that coffin through his Blog posting.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un, Mukhriz Mahathir.


Mahfuz: Use of SDs to oust Kedah MB ‘undemocratic’

(The Star, 27 January 2016) – It is undemocratic to use statutory declarations (SD) to oust a sitting mentri besar, says Datuk Mahfuz Omar.

The PAS Pokok Sena MP said it was better for the Kedah leadership situation to be settled internally within Umno rather than changing the Mentri Besar as it could affect the whole state government and the rakyat.

“We believe that it is best if they keep Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir. He has weaknesses but we do not see the need to change the Mentri Besar at this point,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby on Wednesday.

He said it was better if the matter was decided via a vote of no-confidence in the state assembly.

“Even with that, we worry that it will be orchestrated and not based on each assemblymen’s conscience,” he claims.

It was reported that Kedah became embroiled in a political crisis when 14 Kedah Umno divisions chief called for Mukhriz’s removal as Mentri Besar.

Among the reasons given for their discontent was Muhkriz’s purported failure to govern the state, to unite the party and his lack of strategy to face the upcoming general election.

There are 36 state seats in Kedah, with BN holding 21 seats (19 from Umno and two from MCA) and the Opposition, 15 seats.


SD to support Dr Wan Azizah a ‘precautionary step’, PKR sec-gen says

(Malay Mail Online, 8 August 2014) – The statutory declaration to swear support for Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is a precautionary move by PKR to ward off further dispute over the party’s candidate for the Selangor mentri besar post, party secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said.

The politician did not reveal, however, how many of PKR’s Selangor assemblymen have signed the document, which reportedly confirms their loss of confidence in incumbent MB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

Excluding Khalid, PKR’s 13 assemblymen and the DAP’s 15 make up half the 56-seat Selangor legislative assembly. The remaining seats are held by PAS (15) and Umno (12).


Majoriti Adun Pakatan Selangor tandatangan surat sokong Wan Azizah jadi MB

(The Malaysian Insider, 12 August 2014) – Sekurang-kurangnya 32 Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Pakatan Rakyat (PR) sudah menandatangani Akuan Berkanun (SD) menyatakan hilang kepercayaan terhadap Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim dan memberikan sokongan kepada Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail sebagai pengganti menteri besar Selangor.

Semua 15 Adun DAP, 13 PKR dan 4 Adun PAS menandatangani SD tersebut, sekali gus menimbulkan keraguan terhadap Khalid yang mengatakan memiliki sokongan majoriti selepas menghadap Sultan Selangor semalam.