No,No,No “Not this Way”

 

3.25pm: The situation calms down at the mosque and several people are seen crying.

3.20pm: Police have finally cleared the blockade by the crowd and all cars are able to proceed to Iskandariah Palace.

 

3.19pm: A vehicle with a yellow (royal) registration plate is pelted with stones by angry supporters. 

3.18pm: Tear gas still being fired into the mosque compound. Deputy Premier Najib Abdul Razak’s car enters the palace.

3.11pm: A group of protesters are lying on the road to block the passing cars.

3.10pm: FRU personnel manage to remove the bloackade and cars are passing through to the palace.

3.08pm: Tear gas is fired at those blocking the road. The FRU are also arresting those blocking the road.

3.06pm: About 300 people are blocking the road leading to the palace, stopping dignitaries and BN politicians from attending the swearing in ceremony. 

Updated: 3.00pm The crowd swells to about 10,000 with some carrying banners calling on the sultan to dissolve the state assembly. FRU personnel are moving into position.

This latest posting from Malaysiakini http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/97720 will make matters worse if it is not already at boiling point. This is a situation where everyone who is a law abiding citizen in Malaysia would want to avoid. Any emergency rule will do more harm than good..!!! Let’s be Rational Rather than be too emotional.

The extract from Malaysiakini,” Breaking News! Some 500 Pakatan Rakyat supporters broke through a police barricade outside the Ubudiah mosque in Kuala Kangsar during a protest march this afternoon.

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The supporters, which included a large group of women, had wanted to march from the mosque to the Iskandariah palace some 300m away where the swearing in of the new Perak menteri besar is scheduled to take place at 3.30pm.

However, the police fired several rounds of tear gas, forcing the supporters to retreat back into the mosque.The police have deployed some 30 Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) and 20 uniformed personnel.

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“N”Perak Chronicles Similarities

Malaysiakini report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/97701 has MB Nizar  today clocked in to work as usual at 10am, along with his exco members, but 45 minutes later they were out of the state secretariat.

Yesterday we wrote a light hearted piece on ‘The chronicles of “N” in Perak in which Malaysiakini has also the full report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/97619 Sultan Azlan Shah has decided there will no dissolution of the Perak state assembly. He told Mohd Nizar to step down as MB to pave way for power transfer to BN.

It seems that the letter “N” has got some similarities in Malaysia’s political saga or crisis. If we go back in time,Ningkan or first Chief Minister of Sarawak Tan Sri Amar Stephan Kalong Ningkan was involved in in the first constitutional crisis in 1966. Ningkan was  said to have losts the command of  the confidence of the majority of the council and the governor proceeded to appoint the new Chief Minister.

Then in 1977 another case involved the then Kelantan Menteri Besar Mohammad Nasir,who had ignored efforts to remove him from office for defying the party instuctions. He was removed from office after demonstrations that degenerated to violence and looting,proptng the federal government to declare emergency rule in the state.

In 2009, MB Nizar Jamaluddin made a pledge last night,” “to fight to his last drop of blood” as he addressed more than ten thousand supporters at the compound of his official residence.  “This will be where Najib will be buried.” I was forced to seek dissolution of the State assembly as the Election Commission would not conduct the by-elections,I was asked to resign. I will keep fighting,”said the normally impassive Nizar.

When Nizar said,”this is where Najib will be buried” does he know that his fate is already sealed? The dreaded”N” and its similarities must have got his pulse pumping and to say these words will only make the situation worse and feel the wrath of Najib. Let history be the judge of the events unfolding in the silver state of Malaysia. We did write earlier that it takes a ‘Silver Bullet” to kill the werewolf. How very true  and will this political crisis just stop here? 

Even as we write we must not forget the realities of the political situation today as a political analyst said that we must not forget to overlook  the legality of the resignation letter, the major constitutional crisis unfolding and the Royals Role. 

It seems now that the Pakatan Rakyat government plans to file a legal suit to challenge the legitimacy of a BN government, which they said is a result of a coup orchestrated by DPM Najib. The similarities might be coincidental but we realise that most events do not just happen..Hmmm Doesn’t “N’ make your hair stand on ends.?

Similarities: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/97697