True, they weren’t the first to start the rotten froggie business – ‘twas blooming Anwar Ibrahim, the so-called reformer but de facto deformer.
Najib had referred to Anwar’s bluff about the 31 frogs for 916 as an example of PKR’s double standards as well as justification for the BN's coup d'etat. Najib has been quite right, because what’s good for the PKR goose should be good for the BN gander ...
... and which has been the reason why kaytee has always been against frogs, regardless of which way they jumped. We simply cannot cherrypick as would some hypocrites in PKR and even a few in PAS and DAP.
No, don’t talk to me about the concept of ‘free association’, not in Malaysia anyway, because virtually everyone knows that a voter casts a vote for a candidate mainly on the basis of the candidate’s party. It would have to be the very rare and outstanding candidate whom voters would vote for as an individual …
… therefore an elected representative has a ‘contractual’ obligation with his/her voters to stay on the desired side of the political fence.
As a stark example, why do you think the voters of Jelapang voted for Hee Yit Foong? Or, to be more precise with my question, did the voters of that constituency voted for Hee as a person or the DAP which put her up as the candidate for Jelapang?
How do they feel now that Hee has, just for the material sake of a
Now, with Zambry's successful appeal to put a hold on the High Court ruling in favour of Nizar, we see the continuous running joke that is political Perak, where the courts have been used to studiously avoid the only true deciding factor, the people’s choice!
One can only consider, contemplate and curse on what P Cumaraswamy, former President of the Bar Council, stated: “It will be a matter of concern to an average citizen over how the Court of Appeal presided by one judge could overturn a decision of the High Court judge yesterday when he refused to grant a stay of execution without there being before the Court a formal application to that effect.”
Many laypersons like me are still wondering why the learned judge of the Appellate Court has put a stay on an earlier court order which was to right a wrong?
Indeed, why stay a ruling to right a wrong? Why hold off the removal of an usurping pretender MB and the reinstating of the rightful MB ...
... indeed, why with such lightning speed?
Hmmm, at least the Regent has been saved from the agonising need to undermine his dad's refusal to dissolve the Dewan Undang2 Negeri (State Assembly), because Nizar is now legally put on hold by the Appellate Court from exercising his MB's power in asking HRH to send the political decision back to the people of Perak.
But as I said, Najib has missed the sweet opportunity to both stop drinking from the poisonous chalice that is Perak as well as save his face with the UMNO ultra conservatives.
I blogged yesterday in Nizar topples Zambry's house of cards that the High Court’s ruling of Nizar Jamaluddin “... is, and was, at all material times the chief minister of Perak" represented the surgeon’s silver scalpel for Najib to slice off the cancerous growth that is Perak, that may yet prove to be politically malignant for the BN in 2013.
Mind you, if we read The Malaysian Insider's news article Najib lets Zambry decide what to do in Perak, Najib seemed to be distancing himself from the Perak constitutional crisis, which has now been aggravated by Zambry’s successful appeal for a stay order to the High Court's ruling of Nizar as the legitimate MB.
The PM said it was up to Zambry to decide the BN’s next move. He also stressed on HRH's sole prerogative to dissolve the State Assembly.
Yes, it could well be Najib just dissembling, though I am inclined to believe he’s feeling very uncomfortable with the decision by the Court of Appeal.
As if that hasn't been enough for Najib, we read in The Malaysian Insider BN promises more intrigue in fight for Perak of vainful boasts by former Perak MB Tajol Rosli that the BN has more up their sneaky smelly sleeves for the political imbroglio in Perak.
The battle for the Pakatan Rakyat may appear to be lost but what about the war?
In many ways, the Appellate Court’s stay order may in the final analysis serve Pakatan Rakyat far far more than it does or will the BN. Perhaps that's what Najib could be quietly worried about!