Malaysiakini - PAS leader stands by 'Thai-style unrest' remark.
Much as I am a Pakatan supporter, by default of my preference to support DAP, I don’t think I am impressed by Kamaruddin Jaafar’s remarks that Perak could witness unrest similar to Thailand if the state assembly is not dissolved.
Kamaruddin Jaafar is the PAS secretary-general, and his irresponsible remarks can be considered as a veiled threat to incite the Perakians to civil disobedience, or perhaps worse.
That would not be democratic process, but ayatollah-ish.
While the Perak Sultan has been unhelpful by an unnecessary show of what former Judge Chan sneeringly described as HRH's pretend-power in dismissing Nizar as the MB of Perak (when HRH has no such power), ...
... the royal paradigm was apparent in, firstly, the palace over-ruling the Paktan Rakyat’s preferred candidate for MB, Jamaluddin of PKR, by selecting Nizar of PAS instead, ...
... and secondly, HRH chopping off Nizar at his knees (and undermining his authority as the State’s highest political representative) on the issue of a insubordinate public servant, and incorrectly too as pointed out by the Khalsa Warrior.
HRH, by choosing on his own accord to stray outside the royal preserves, has placed himself in the unpleasant non-teflon-coated world of public scrutiny and criticisms.
Incidentally, note that it was the palace serendipitous selection of Nizar as MB, which disproves UMNO's naughty description of Nizar as a DAP stooge.
Nizar doesn't have to be anybody's stooge because he could easily tell the Perak DAP exco's to f*-off and there was nothing the DAP could have done.
Be that as it may, what the Thais are doing is alien to our way of life for a variety of reasons - I won't go into it here. We have different societal characteristics.
And unlike the Nepalis we don’t have a cruel and arrogant Sultan of … ;-) ... Perak or HM the Agong.
Review Pakatan’s achievement thus far (but minus those 'BIG' bullsh*t's) – just by relying on the ballot box we have come a long long way. Let’s not f* spoil it by catching someone’s disease, namely, impatience, slime and an obsession for power even through illegal means.