Friday, February 6, 2009

Perakians Protest at the Palace Gates

The people of Perak today said a resounding NO! to Najib's evil scheme to steal the state of Perak from right under their feet, with the connivance of Sultan Azlan Shah. Between 3,000-6,000 Perakians showed up to express their anger and disappointment at the uncouth way popular Mentri Besar Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin was dismissed and locked out of his office.

A totally inauspicious installation ceremony, boycotted by all the Pakatan Rakyat state assembly members.

As usual, the Umno/BN regime's only response was to teargas the protesters, even though they were assembled in the compound of the Ubudiah Mosque. Nine people were arrested in the melee that erupted within view of the palace gates. Earlier, official limos arriving for the installation of BN's hand-picked Mentri Besar, Zambry Abdul Kadir, were greeted with loud jeers and thumbs-down gestures. A limo bearing the Perak royal insignia was reportedly pelted with stones. Some protesters attempted to block the official motorcade by lying across the road but were forcibly removed by the police.

[Photos by Amiruddin and Malaysiakini]

Read Hannah Yeoh's view of the Perak coup d'etat on 5 February 2009.

From, 6 Feb 2009

Like father, like son. Najib's father staged a coup d'etat against a popular prime minister in 1969. It cost several hundred lives but the new Umno regime founded on blood became a "Second Reich" and lasted till 8 March 2008 when it would have been decimated at the polls were it not for postal and East Malaysian votes. It appears now that Najib, son of Razak, is set on initiating a "Third Reich" to resurrect a moribund Umno and protect himself against potential criminal charges ranging from massive corruption to complicity in cold-blooded murder.

PERAK MUST NOT FAIL ~ by Wong Chin Huat



Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin remains the LEGITIMATE Mentri Besar of Perak

I read the above report in Malaysiakini with growing admiration and respect for Perak Mentri Besar Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin's courage, integrity and mental clarity in the face of grave adversity.

From all reports Mohd Nizar has shown himself to be an effective and generally well-received Mentri Besar, one that most Perakians have come to love and trust in the ten months since he first took office.

In facing squarely up to this unprecedented attack on his administration by finance minister Najib Razak (who really ought to be focusing his attention on ways to mitigate the impact of the global financial meltdown instead of busying himself with ugly politicking like some street hoodlum) Mohd Nizar has beyond the shadow of a doubt proven his mettle as the legitimate Mentri Besar of Perak.

Mohd Nizar's stand that the Perak state assembly must be dissolved so that a fresh mandate to govern be granted by the voters in Perak is the only logical and reasonable one.

All of us had pinned our hopes on Sultan Azlan Shah, believing he would weigh the interests of his people against his own family's business commitments, and make a fair and just decision in favor of democracy. Alas, our hopes appear to have been dashed.

The unholy haste with which Najib Razak and the BN regime have acted to oust Mohd Nizar and the Pakatan Rakyat state government can only lead to serious doubts about the honorability of their intentions for the state.

Najib's desperate act, albeit condoned by the palace, is akin to legitimizing a forcible overthrow of the popularly elected Pakatan Rakyat state government through devious and questionable means - especially in the light (or darkness rather) of Fauzi Muda's statutory declaration which states that the deputy prime minister had offered Fauzi a RM50 million reward in March 2008 if he would help topple the newly appointed Pakatan state government by buying over a few representatives.

It's one thing for politicians to crossover on grounds of conscience and quite another purely because of monetary incentives. Even if a handful of BN politicians had defected to Pakatan Rakyat, the voters would have insisted that fresh elections be called to legitimize their new allegiances.

As things stand, Najib Razak's acute fear of losing power has jeopardized our hopes of a peaceful transition from Umno-style "guided democracy" to full-fledged participatory democracy via constitutional means. This man is completely devoid of ethical principles, has shown no respect whatsoever for public opinion, and is clearly unfit to become our next prime minister.

Indeed, what Najib Razak has accomplished by leading this grotesque pirate attack on the Perak constitution is to further demonstrate that the corrupt and arrogant Umno/BN regime is long past its use-by date and needs to be immediately trashed.



Wednesday, February 4, 2009

If We Let Najib Get Away With Murder...

This is approximately how things are going to look


Not only is Najib trying to murder participatory democracy in its crib, he has just stabbed all our hopes for peaceful change of government in the heart!

Like his father Tun Abdul Razak, this man is prepared to leave a legacy of bloodshed & violence just to cling to power. His father escaped public calumny simply because people didn't have access to the truth back in 1969 & so they believed the MSM spin that May 13 was all about race.

Well, folks, it's NEVER about race or religion. It's ALWAYS about unmitigated greed, powerlust, self-aggrandizement & refusing to be held accountable for crimes committed while in public office!

Monday, February 2, 2009


This was three days after the momentous general election that dumped BN out of the Perak government, and brought a Pakatan coalition into power, albeit with a slim majority of five seats.

However, Suleiman took Fauzi to meet three men, “including former deputy defence minister Zainal Abidin Zin (left) at the Jalan Duta toll plaza”.

Thereafter, I was taken to Najib (Abdul) Razak’s residence in Putrajaya, where he tried to persuade me to lobby for the crossover of two PR assemblymen to BN,” said Fauzi.

“I was promised RM50 million in return for my services and told that I would be allowed to allocate (part of) the money (to the assemblypersons) as I wished.”

Fauzi, however, did not name any representatives in the document or during the press conference. He would not distribute copies of the statutory declaration either.

“Najib assured me that if I succeeded, the appointment of the menteri besar for Perak would be delayed. However, I left his residence without making any promises as I feared for my safety.”

[Source: Malaysiakini, 2 February 2009]

Lowering the Umno flag... for the last time?

How low will Umno stoop in its panic-stricken state? As far as I'm concerned, the lower the better. Since the 8 March 2008 political tsunami, Umno/BN has been digging its own grave and now it's poised on the brink of falling in of its own accord. Come on, all you cacing dacing... stoop a little lower, just a few inches lower... heh heh heh... I'm just waiting to see you go off balance and drop right into the bottomless pit you've dug yourselves....

More about Fauzi Muda's statutory declaration here.