MB in TerengganuPosted: March 25, 2008
For the past couple of days, the ONE biggest news going around would probably have to be about the appointing of the MB in the state of Terengganu.
I’m not clear with what the state Constitution states, nor am I any more sure about what the Sultan can or cannot do.
What I do know is, this is getting us nowhere.
For one, I don’t think that boycotting the swearing in ceremony was called for. Nor do I think that “threatening” the Sultan that they would “quit” should Idris Jusoh NOT be made MB any more relevant.
Something of this sort of scenario happened about a week or so back in Perak, when Lim Kit Siang called for the DAP state assemblymen to boycott the swearing in of the MB which he did not agree to. At that time, I don’t think anyone from the BN was saying that this was the right thing to do.
In fact, DAP was being bombarded left right and center when this happened. They were being criticised for not being respectful to the Sultan, and that they should “pull themselves together”.
If that’s the kind of thing that BN can say about the Perak state government’s actions, then why can’t they say the same thing about their own state government in Terengganu? They say that they stand by their leader’s decision, meaning the PM, Abdullah Badawi.
But, if at that time, the DAP state assemblymen of Perak DID listen to Lim Kit Siang’s call for boycott, they would ALSO have been standing by their leader’s decision.
But have they noticed? The Perak state government is already up and running. The DAP state assemblymen have already put aside their differences, and decided collectively to work together as ONE unit.
The state government of Perak is a coalition of 3 different political parties, although they stand as one unit.
The state government of Terengganu, however, would be made up of only one political party, UMNO. And they’re fighting with each other, not to mention the Sultan as well, over who’s going to lead the state.
If this is how they run a state, I don’t even want to start thinking about how our country is being run.