But alas, Khalid Ibrahim ended up as collateral damage, shot by Azmin Ali’s barrage at Hasan Ali, because in the final analysis Khalid Ibrahim as MB failed to check and control Hasan Ali’s expenditure.
As blogger Choice wrote in his post Things Get Messier in Selangor As Khalid Ibrahim Jumps Into the Fray Khalid also confirmed that Hasan spent RM 329,000 on office renovations, but followed procedures when doing so. Phew, what a relief that these exorbitant amounts were officially authorized.
Nevertheless, these clarifications do leave behind the bad taste of cronyism and wasteful spending practices, begging the question of oversight. And why do these revelations only see the light of day now?
If Hasan wouldn't have been sacked, could he simply have continued his contract allocation and plush refurbishment unhindered? Would Khalid have stayed silent?
This bit, frankly, we don't get. An objective observer might think Khalid was making these disclosures about Hasan Ali to cover his own tracks, his own past louche administration.
On the other hand, was it just friendly fire, where Azmin had unwittingly exposed Khalid’s poor governance in his control over Hasan Ali, compelling poor Khalid to come up with a weak excuse, as pointed out by blogger Choice?
I hope you understand what blogger Choice had been meant by “his own past louche administration”.
Some say Azmin Ali wanted to get Khalid Ibrahim by showing the MB was incompetent, meaning someone wakakaka is now eyeing the MB’s post.
Meanwhile Hasan Ali attacked Azmin Ali though it was a low blow to raise questions about the parentage of Azmin’s child. But Hasan Ali is known to be an asshole. Though he professes to be highly Islamic and thus rightfully in accordance with the teaching of Allah swt, a supranationalist, he is in the end nothing more than a racist, being just revealed kau kau as a Chinese-hater who preferred to cooperate with UMNO and to sabotage Pakatan’s rule in Selangor because he couldn’t stand the idea of some Chinese (DAP and PKR) being part of the Selangor Exco. Hmmm, not just a racist but a treacherous betrayer of Pakatan as well. But this post is not about him.
Back to dear Azmin Ali who had been revealed by RPK as the bloke who had during the Hulu Selangor by-election provided UMNO with photographs of Zaid Ibrahim jollying, wakakaka. Poor Zaid, stabbed in the back kau kau. And apparently Eli Wong had also suffered the same internal party sabo. It must be a wonderful party where the musuh is dalam selimut, with members killing off each other rather than the external (real) foe - not unlike someone attempting to knock off the Sifu wakakaka - see my April 2006 post The Master & The Disciple.
I have to admit that Azmin Ali has made remarkable achievements. For a start, he was instrumental in getting rid of Rosmah Mansor from the UNISEL Chancellor’s post.
On 20 February 2010, I wrote in Mean-spirited Malaysians ... In a Twitter posting by PKR vice-president Azmin Ali, Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim has agreed to Rosmah's removal in a month's time.
"Students urged the MB to remove Datin Rosmah (right) as Unisel chancellor. MB agreed and will announce in one month. Thunderous applause," read Azmin's posting. Azmin's posting was referring to a gathering of 300 students from various universities with Azmin, Khalid and PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.
This is really pathetic, shamelessly partisan and totally mean-spirited. She was invited by the previous Selangor government so why not let her term as Chancellor finish off without re-inviting her? Why make such a spiteful announcement? It’s pathetic, pitiful, petty and utterly childish. Don’t Azmin Ali and other PKR leaders have more important things to do, like running Selangor State, than to dabble around with such masturbatory indulgences?
I presume after that fantastic Azmin Ali’s achievement, there was better food on the tables of Malaysians, rental costs became more affordable, fuel prices dropped, school education standards improved, streets became cleaner, sand mining in Selangor was better controlled, birds sang cheerily and rainbows span the Selangor sky every day, etc.
In my October 2010 PKR's immature childish leader? I wrote:
Meanwhile, Anwar’s blue-eyed boy, Azmin Ali, just can’t make up his mind whether he wants to be MB of Selangor (which means Khalid will be sabo kau kau, and indeed poor Khalid was for a while) or a federal minister (maybe Finance?) especially now when Putrajaya could possibly be within reach.
I think he must have finally decided on Putrajaya because Khalid is currently off the hook, well at least for now ... but Zaid isn’t.
That was in October 2010. Things have changed since then, where now Najib and his ‘creative’ ways (including the questionable partisan services of a disgraceful EC) has seemingly made Putrajaya slightly out of Pakatan’s reach (as admitted by PAS). Thus, Azmin Ali may have re-assessed his chances and is now turning his attention to second best spot wakakaka.
So my dear Khalid Ibrahim, watch out wakakaka.
I leave you the words of Richard Teo, one of Malaysiakini’s more serious and prolific letter-writers, who wrote Why Zaid must be elected PKR's No 2, where he stated:
… That explains why the person who fills in the position of deputy president of PKR is of vital importance because that person could, in most probability, become the next prime minister of our country.
Well, someone had hoped wakakaka.
Zaid [Ibrahim] has proved his mettle. He relinquished his ministerial post from the government on a matter of principle. His vision and articulations on national issues resonate with people of different race and religion. On issues of vital importance he was not afraid to be vocal and candid. That is a mark of a great leader.
To deprive this man of serving this nation is not only a loss to PKR but a catastrophic loss to the nation at a time when our nation is in dire shortage of charismatic leaders.
I do not wish to disparage his opponent's ability to be a deputy president and I do not wish to undermine his ability to lead the nation if there are calls to do so. Azmin Ali's loyalty to Anwar and the party is without question.
He is young and has tremendous energy to garner support from the grassroots but when it comes to articulation of national issues I cannot remember a single occasion when he has made a stand. A leader who lacks the ability to articulate important issues publicly cannot be expected to lead. A person without vision cannot lead a nation because of his impairment to discern the path and route he has to take.
As a concerned citizen of this country, I humbly appeal to those who are empowered to elect the next deputy president of PKR to make your choice wisely because your choice could possibly determine the next elected prime minister of our country.
Too late Richard, and besides the polling process, as informed by various personalities both in and outside PKR, didn’t allow for choices wakakaka.
Sorry Richard, please permit me to somehow defend Azmin’s record, well ... at least on one specific stand – he was personally instrumental in removing Rosmah Mansor from her position as chancellor of UNISEL wakakakakakakakakakakakaka, and folks, that had been Azmin Ali’s major/sole visionary contribution – for more, see my Mean-spirited Malaysians.
I wrote above prior to the PKR party election wakakaka, so I wonder whether I ought to add to Azmin’s long list of remarkable achievements his …er …well … hmmm … ahem ... becoming PKR deputy president wakakaka.