Oh, I would recommend to Hannah Yeoh she reads my post as well wakakaka.
In that post I provided a piece of advice for the good professor. I said: ... don’t try to be too clever and open the royal Pandora box.
Well, guess what happened recently in the royal P
I have stop reading Dr Bari’s articles after that post-916 brouhaha-for-nothing, but I bet he must have sung a different tune when the Sultan of Perak recently dismissed Nizar and the PR government wakakaka.
Hmmm, I am having too many wakakaka’s in this post but I have to blame Dr Bari for the hilarity of the post-916 ... wakakaka - sorry, will try to be serious ;-).
So … in a lovely Ruy Lopez: Marshal counter-attack, Perak DUN speaker V Sivakumar has cornered the Sultan-appointed MB and a few of the UMNO ADUNs, and effectively/legally swung the balance of power back to the PR wakakaka (sorry) ;-).
I hate to use another chess term but alas, I have to say it: Sivakumar has brilliantly brought about a stalemate.
Wiki describes ‘stalemate as:
… a situation in chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal moves.
One of the rules of chess is that stalemate ends the game, with the result a draw. Often during the endgame, stalemate is a resource that enables the player with the inferior position to draw the game.
The only possible continuation of the game in Perak has to be a new game (no wakakaka this time but wink wink nudge nudge).
But PM Abdullah Badawi has now cried ‘mama’ or rather, ‘Tuanku Tuanku’ because he stated, as reported by Malaysiakini, They've disrespected sultan's decision.
My dear PM, please remember it's the rakyat who decides on the choice of government, not the Sultan.
See what I mean by the title of my post last year Don't misuse the King! which I now extend to AAB.
BN in particular UMNO is deliberately playing on the feelings of the Perak heartland that the PR (alamak, so many Chinese and Indian ADUNs lah) is treasonous to HRH.
A sweetie told me last night that she wouldn’t be surprised if UMNO federal government resorts to its favourite weapon, the ISA, to remove Sivakumar and a few of those troublesome Perak PR ADUNs.
Already, as Malaysiakini reported in Police, MACC reports against speaker: ... several pro-Umno non-governmental organisations will file reports with the police and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against Perak speaker V Sivakumar.
But in the midst of this stalemate, where the civil government in Perak will eventually collapse, how should we save the situation?
(a) Using the ISA to remove the PR ADUNs?
(b) Declaring a state of emergency for the State of Perak and rule it through a NOC?
… or …
(c) The commonsense solution to such a terrible state of political affair in Perak: ... Return to the Perak people for their decision on who should be governing the State?
And while BN-UMNO and PR both bicker and make political chess moves against each other, and law professors gift us with their different opinions on the legality of Sivakumar's forced stalemate wakakaka, the governing of the State is left in auto-cruise ...
... but for how long would this auto-cruise be tenable?
There is one man who can end this stalemate.
Unfortunately he remains in majestic silence when he should be saying something.
God save the …….. people of Perak!