Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 10:34:59 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Wed, May 20 2009 1:34 am
Subject: Can sultans make decisions for the executive?
Shame on Najib... :-(
Can sultans make decisions for the executive?
Appum | May 18, 09 4:42pm
I thought that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was moving towards the
right direction with some of the immediate actions he advanced after
taking over the premiership.
But of late, from the actions and statements he made with regards to
the Perak stalemate situation, it has set me to change my perception
of him. Here are the observations I made.
1. First, he made the people believe he was the one who masterminded
the Perak coup and was happy and proud about it.
2. Then came the shameful actions of the BN Adun in the forceful
takeover of the Perak assembly on May 7 by using outsiders (probably
plainclothes police personnel) and the throwing out of the official
speaker by force.
If one were to see the video, one will be really be disgusted by such
unruly behaviour. Then one of their independent renegade supporters by
the name of Hee disgracefully brought in a pepper spray (classified as
weapon) into the house in order to use it on her opponents.
To make matters worse, she now denies it left, right and centre. Can
you imagine the PM carrying such a baggage of a character who has no
values and principles?
She has shown to have been telling one lie after another in the open.
I wonder if Najib or Barisan will re appoint her to stand for an
elected position in the next coming re-election?
Come on, the PM has enough baggage at this current time so can he even
carry more bad baggage? Baggage like people facing corruption charges
in courts and who caused this impasse in Perak?
The people of Perak are suffering, the state's economy is suffering,
there is nothing moving in the government. Yet he has allowed this
instability to carry on just because of power and controlling the
state at the expense of the people.
The people's interests are of no concerned and consideration. Is this
a caring government?
3. The came the high court action on Monday which declared that Mohd
Nizar Jamaluddin was and is the rightful menteri besar.
The PM changed his stand suddenly and said it's up to Zambry Abdul
Kadir to decide on what to do. This when we all know that directives
and instructions all come from KL. As the press saw it, ‘he distanced
himself from Zambry'.
4 The final straw that broke my back was when Najib said, ‘The Sultan
has to decide whether there will be a snap election'.
I am no big minister and no big lawyer and yet I can understand this
is a country which operates under a constitutional monarchy system.
Now where does the executive stand? Can the sultans make executive
decisions first for the executive to follows? Pray, tell me.