The Chief strikes back, Pt VI

Letter from HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor to MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim informing about the sacking of the five Excos

Letter from HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor to MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim dated 12 August informing about agreeing to the sacking of the five Excos with immediate effect

Master strategist and former corporate giant MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim proven his mettle and valuable experience with getting the HRH Sultan of Selangor to buy into his position as the Menteri Besar and making a conviction where the interest of the Selangor State is paramount against politics.

Pro-Anwar newsportal TMI story:

Khalid says Sultan only took 2 hours to agree to exco sackings

BY ANISAH SHUKRY

Published: 13 August 2014

Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid ‎Ibrahim today said he had received the Selangor Sultan’s consent with regard to the sacking of the six PKR and DAP executive councillors. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, August 13, 2014.
Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid ‎Ibrahim today said he had received the Selangor Sultan’s consent with regard to the sacking of the six PKR and DAP executive councillors. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, August 13, 2014.
Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid ‎Ibrahim today said the state sultan had consented to the sackings of the six PKR and DAP executive councillors.
“I wrote the letter (to the sultan) at 2pm yesterday after receiving news that the PKR and DAP exco had released a statement saying they will not support the MB,” Khalid told a press conference after chairing a meeting with the executive council (exco) members.

“The sultan gave a written reply to allow the MB to tell the exco they are no longer in service. The sultan replied me in two hours.”

Khalid said today he chaired a meeting with the remaining four PAS councillors, noting that the number was suffice according to article 53(2) b of the Selangor state law, which states that four people is sufficient to run the state government.
The menteri besar said the sacked exco members would be given ample time to clear out their offices.‎

‎DAP’s Datuk Teng Chang Kim, Yong Hian and V. Ganabathi Rao, as well as PKR’s Elizabeth Wong and Dr Daroyah Alwi today turned up for work as Selangor exco members at the state secretariat building, despite receiving their termination letters yesterday.

The exco members told a press conference last night that they deemed the sackings invalid as they felt it was impossible for Khalid to have obtained the sultan’s consent yesterday.

Teng also said that Khalid, who was an independent assemblyman since his expulsion from PKR Saturday, could not dismiss any Pakatan Rakyat (PR) member from the Selangor government as it was led by PR.

But Khalid ‎today refused to recognise Selangor as a PR-led state.

“We have the names DAP, PAS, PKR and Umno. So it is up to your interpretation,” he told reporters.

“But you must remember that PR is not a registered body.”

Khalid added that he and the four PAS exco members would now focus on running the government and protecting the people’s welfare.

“I welcome Umno’s support but for the time being, PAS and I will manage Selangor’s administration with the help of civil servants to ensure everything runs smoothly.”

Khalid was sacked last Saturday after he refused to resign as directed by his party, to pave the way for Kajang assemblyman and PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to take over the MB’s post.

Khalid has also been facing mounting pressure from the PKR leadership to resign over his handling of Selangor affairs.

These include the state’s management of its water resources, the Kidex highway and seizure of Bahasa Malaysia and Iban-language Bibles by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais).

On Monday, Khalid said the sultan had consented for him to remain as MB as of now as he commanded the confidence of the majority. – August 13, 2014.

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PKR Leadership Council met on Sunday 10 August 2014, five days after Disciplinary Board Chairman Dato’ Dr Tan Kee Kwong issued a showcase letter to MB Khalid, for various trumped up charges.

HRH Sultan Selangor also refused to meet with Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim when the latter attempted to get an audience to get MB Khalid sacked, after he was expelled from PKR on Sunday.

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PAS vowed that they would never support PKR President Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as MB Selangor.

NST story:

Pas will never accept Wan Azizah as Selangor MB: Hadi

BY ADRIAN LAI – 13 AUGUST 2014 @ 3:36 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas will never support PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to become next Selangor menteri besar as she will only serve as her husband’s puppet, said party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

In an interview with Pas newsletter Harakah today, Hadi said Dr Azizah’s decisions, should she assume the Selangor MB post, would be heavily influenced by her husband and PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“Taking note of past events, Pas is afraid that every decision she makes will be influenced by Anwar. As a wife, she is duty-bound by Islam to be faithful to her husband.

“Because of this, her tenures as an elected representative (in Permatang Pauh and Kajang) have revealed many of her weaknesses,” Hadi was quoted by Harakah as saying.

Hadi was also quoted as saying that Dr Azizah was unfit to helm the Selangor government as she has no prior experience in running a state.

“The MB’s duties are very important; he has to act as Islamic adviser to the sultan of Selangor. This particular responsibility cannot be shouldered by a woman,” he told Harakah.

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The Chief strikes back, Pt V

Today, more legal letters by New Sin Yew. Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is his capacity as MB Selangor, ADUN Pelabuhan Utara, MP Bandar Tun Razak, former CEO of PNB and a holder PSM is now taking PKR Secretary General Saifuddin Nasution Ismail  to court.

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Khalid is really getting back against all these conspirators from his own party, to oust him from the post of MB Selangor only for reasons to serve Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim sordid political agenda as an obviously failed politician. When they failed, Khalid was unfairly sacked from the party.

*Updated 1915hrs

As MB Selangor, today Khalid sacked all Selangor State Excos from PKR and DAP. Both parties were united about ousting him as MB Selangor.

The Star story:

Published: Tuesday August 12, 2014 MYT 7:05:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday August 12, 2014 MYT 7:10:56 PM

Selangor MB crisis: Khalid moves to sack DAP, PKR excos

BY A. RUBAN

 

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has written to the Palace requesting for the sacking of five DAP and PKR exco members.

Khalid, however, said he was yet to request for the sacking of exco Rodziah Ismail from PKR because she was not in the country.

“I have written to the Palace, earlier in the evening, asking for all DAP and PKR exco members to be sacked,” he told reporters after a meeting with PAS exco members on Tuesday to discuss how to run the state with just four of them.

The two PKR exco members are Dr Daroyah Alwi and Elizabeth Wong while DAP representatives are Datuk Teng Chang Khim, V. Ganabatirau and Ean Yong.

It is learnt that Khalid made the decision after a joint press statement by PKR and DAP, saying that their members were unhappy with Khalid’s refusal to step down.

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The bet is now on for who will fill these empty Excos, to ensure that the Selangor State Government remain effective and able to administer and manage the richest state with the largest economy and most local authorities.

*Updated 2300hrs

DAP and PKR is badmouthing MB Selangor Khalid for sacking the Excos who belonged and supported the Anwar-induced rebellion.

NST story:

DAP, PKR lambast Khalid for sacking excos

BY ADRIAN LAI – 12 AUGUST 2014 @ 10:41 PM

PETALING JAYA: DAP and PKR today condemned embattled Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim for sacking six state executive councillors from the two parties.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said he felt shocked upon hearing the news that all three excos from his party had been relieved of their duties.

“According to the letters given to them and three other excos from PKR, they were sacked for not agreeing to support Khalid to remain as menteri besar,” he told a packed press conference at PKR’s headquarters here.

Guan Eng said he felt that the sackings were not only unethical, but also a breach of the principles of democracy.

“The people (of Selangor) were the ones who voted in Pakatan and Khalid was made MB because he had the support of all three Pakatan member parties. He did not become MB because his name is Khalid; he became MB because he represents Pakatan,” he said tersely.

Guan Eng also urged Pas’ four remaining excos to not attend the weekly exco meeting tomorrow.

“As a show of solidarity in the Pakatan alliance, I call on the Pas top leadership to tell its excos in Selangor not to attend the meeting,” he said adding that he had notified Pas secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali of his request.

Also present during the press conference were PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, PKR deputy president Azmin Ali, and DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang.

When asked about the possibility of Pakatan assemblymen defecting to Khalid’s side, Anwar said: “I am absolutely confident that will not happen”.

Meanwhile, one of the sacked excos Datuk Teng Chang Khim from DAP said the termination letters were both unlawful and defective.

“The letter stated that Khalid had received the consent of the sultan of Selangor to terminate our services. However, Khalid was at the State Secretary building all day and he could not have sought an audience with the Sultan,” he said.

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One can never trust thieves. There is no honour amongst this lot.

Published in: on August 12, 2014 at 18:00  Comments (4)  

The Chief strikes back, Pt IV

Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is his capacity as MB Selangor, ADUN Pelabuhan Utara, MP Bandar Tun Razak, former CEO of PNB and a holder PSM is taking The Malaysian Insider and Jahabir Sadiq to court.

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This is not the first time The Malaysian Insider and/or Jahabar Sadiq are being sued. Two years ago, Former Malaysia Airlines Chairman Tan Sri Tajudin Ramli sued TMI, Jahabar and another writer for RM200 million for slander and false reporting.

Former Malaysia Airlines Chairman Tan Sri Tajudin Ramli looking at Malaysian Insider's ad in NST and Berita Harian today

Former Malaysia Airlines Chairman Tan Sri Tajudin Ramli looking at Malaysian Insider’s ad in NST and Berita Harian today

However, this is most prolific.

Probably Tong Kooi Ong, who is behind The Edge Media Group which acquired The Malaysian Insider recently and a renown Anwarista could provide the legal assistance for TMI and/or Jabahar.

Published in: on August 11, 2014 at 17:30  Comments (3)  

The Chief strikes back, Pt III

MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim portrayed a very pleased refelection after meeting HRH Sultan of Selangor this afternoon, particularly about the discussion about his summary expulsion from PKR on Saturday.

The Malay Mail Online story:

MALAYSIA

Khalid says ‘very satisfied’ after meeting with Selangor Sultan

BY SHAZWAN MUSTAFA KAMAL
AUGUST 11, 2014
A positive Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim (left) emerged from an audience with the Selangor Sultan (right) over the current crisis surrounding his position as mentri besar. — Bernama file pic
A positive Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim (left) emerged from an audience with the Selangor Sultan (right) over the current crisis surrounding his position as mentri besar. — Bernama file pic
KLANG, Aug 11 — A positive Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim emerged today from an audience with the Selangor Sultan over the current crisis surrounding his position as mentri besar, saying he was pleased with the outcome.

The two-hour meeting held at the Istana Alam Shah here involved Khalid, the Selangor ruler as well as the state royal council.

“I am very satisfied,” he told reporters when met outside of the palace here.

But Khalid declined to reveal further details, and is set to announce the result of the meeting a press conference scheduled for 2pm today.

Khalid’s position was thrown into question after he was expelled by PKR’s disciplinary committee on Saturday ostensibly for his open defiance of the party’s decision for him to make way for PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Observers believe Khalid’s sacking leaves the coalition in a precarious state and will add to worries that snap polls may have to be called to ward off a stalemate.

Khalid’s removal sees PKR’s share of the 56-seat Selangor state assembly dropping to 13 from 14 while allies DAP and PAS have 15 seats each. Umno, the opposition in the state, holds 12.

It is still not known if Khalid will join any other party or will simply become the lone independent assemblyman.

Khalid has 14 days to appeal his expulsion. PKR’s top council will then decide if there are sufficient grounds for an appeal and form a special committee to hear his challenge.

- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/khalid-says-very-satisfied-after-meeting-with-selangor-sultan#sthash.164CSDAH.dpuf

 

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It is believed that HRH Sultan Selangor agreed for Khalid to continue and serve in the capacity as MB Selangor till the current 13GE term ends, at the maximum June 2018.

If that is true, than Khalid is now an independent with probably 15 PAS ADUNs and 12 UMNO ADUNs willing to back him to remain as MB Selangor in the Selangor State Assembly. With one of two more PKR ADUNs backing him, Khalid has a majority-back Selangor State Government  even though he is an independent.

What is more interesting, would he reshuffle the State Government Exco and remove all those DAP and PKR ADUNs who are clearly against his MB-ship and wanted to ow Anwar’s line of sordid scheme of things to install his wife as MB-Selangor.

The is a glimmer of hope for some UMNO ADUNs coming back as Exc0, which complement Khalid’s Selangor State Government.

Published in: on August 11, 2014 at 14:30  Comments (3)  

The Chief strikes back, Pt II

More legal letters are issued by Messrs Bon and Associates, in the chronic case of sacking of MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim from PKR as a member which the party Central Leadership Council unanimously decided yesterday. This time, it is to PKR President Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

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Note that the same letter was also addressed to PKR Disciplinary Chairman Dato’ Dr Tan Kee Kwong.

PKR supposedly stands for ‘KeAdilan’, which was born from the sacking of Anwar Ibrahim as Deputy Prime Minister on 2 September 1998 and an UMNO member a day later, a decision made by UMNO Supreme Council. How different is that from what MPP PKR did to Khalid yesterday?

It is an obvious travesty against the concept ‘KeAdilan’ (Justice) which PKR was formed and the basis of its struggle. At least, Anwar Ibrahim was present and allowed to make his case when MT UMNO met on 3 September 1998 before they decided to sack him.

PKR members should question this sordid unproductive and now turning into a counter productive political drama, which include the attempt to install the totally inexperienced and leadership amateur Wan Azizah as MB Selangor, part of Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim delusional scheme of politicking to assume the helm at Putrajaya by next GE.

This ‘Kajang Move’ comes with the expectation that Wan Azizah is supposed to administer and manage the most wealthiest and populous state and largest economy in the nation. Never mind the fact that Wan Azizah personally admitted that she doesn’t mind to be a ‘puppet’.

NST story on 5 August 2014:

Wan Azizah: I don’t mind being called a puppet

5 AUGUST 2014 @ 8:07 AM

SHAH ALAM: PKR president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said she does not mind being called a ‘puppet’ if the move to install her as the Selangor menteri besar is suc cessful.

She said that should she become MB, she would appoint her husband, de facto opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as her consultant and adviser.

Addressing party members at an event in Klang last night, Wan Azizah said the only reason she was roped in to become the MB was because Anwar had his opportunity ‘snatched away’ from him.

“We strategised the Kajang Move to make Anwar an assemblyman and later, the menteri besar but this was thwarted by the Barisan Nasional-led Federal government.

“As the Selangor MB post was always for Anwar in the first place, I would not hesitate to call on him as my consultant and advisor when I become the MB.”

She claimed that Anwar has the necessary experience to advise her as he was once appointed by Qatar as its economic advisor.

Wan Azizah also took a swipe at under-fire MB Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, saying that he should realise that he is no longer involved in the corporate sector.

She said she and Khalid had not met since her candidacy was announced.

Meanwhile, PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli, who was also present, said there was still a chance for Abdul Khalid to remain as MB if he met with the party leadership and committee to explain the accusations against him by the party’s secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

“We have little tolerance to allegations pertaining to integrity as we have always promised the people that we would be different and stand by our principles,” he said.

In a meeting on Sunday, the PKR leadership had discussed the sacking of Khalid from his party membership if he still refused to vacate his state post following the party’s re quest.

Rafizi said those who want Khalid to step down would not mind resorting to snap polls in order to make Wan Azizah the MB.

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Supporters of the unholy-marriage-of-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellow and rakyat of Selangor must watch this development very closely.

*Updated midnight

Watch how Opposition Leader trying to justify the saclking of Khalid as MB Selangor

Published in: on August 10, 2014 at 11:30  Comments (7)  

The Chief strikes back

MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim responded to the PKR Disciplinary Board Chairman Dato’ Dr Tan Kee Kwong’s letter, with a letter from his lawyer Edmund Bon.

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Mr New Sin Yew of Bon Associates questions the PKR Disciplinary Board on which provisions and part of any article within the party constitution that Khalid as a member has violated and the complain against him is based on.

As the plot thickens, the MB-ship impasse gets more chronic.

*Updated 830pm

MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid has been sacked from PKR. The PKR Central Leadership Council unanimously made the decision earlier this evening.

The Star story:

Published: Saturday August 9, 2014 MYT 5:57:00 PM
Updated: Saturday August 9, 2014 MYT 8:26:35 PM

Khalid Ibrahim expelled from PKR

BY AKIL YUNUS
PETALING JAYA: PKR has expelled Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim from the party after his continued refusal to relinquish his Selangor Mentri Besar post.

The decision comes after The Selangor Mentri Besar refused to turn up to face a disciplinary hearing, following an order to do so latest by noon Saturday from PKR disciplinary committee chairman Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong.

Dr Tan told a packed news conference that the party’s central leadership, which had convened earlier to discuss Khalid’s fate, unanimously decided that the MB was expelled effective immediately for what was considered “open defiance” to party orders.

He said Khalid had failed to adhere to the decision made by the central leadership on July 21 that he should relinquish his MB post to make way for party president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to take over.

“Having taken into consideration Khalid’s reply to the show-cause letter issued to him, we feel that he is no longer abiding by party decisions and as such, can no longer be part of the party.

“Khalid had defied decisions by the Pakatan Rakyat presidential council on several state issues and failed to provide timely explanations to these issues,” Dr Tan said.

Issues included the discussion on the Langat 2 project, which Pakatan leaders wanted to delay, the restructuring of the state’s water industry and the construction of the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex).

The party said that Khalid had also failed to explain a RM67mil Bank Islam debt that was settled out of court.

However, Dr Tan said Khalid had 14 days to appeal the decision.

“If he chooses to appeal, then a separate committee will be formed to look into the matter,” he said.

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Tan Sri Khalid twitted that he was not given a fair chance of the explanation on his violation of party’s constitution and the charge against him is defective.  He also added PKR’s top leadership to remove him as party member as an attempt from his post as MB Selangor is unlawful.

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He also said that he is answerable to HRH Sultan of Selangor and would sought an audience with HRH and listen to his views on the current MBship impasse, which currently is a political plague in Selangor.

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Khalid Ibrahim’s tweets of the latest chronic conundrum of PKR Top Leadership to boot him out as MB Selangor, pg2

Khalid would legally remain as MB Selangor till he is dismissed by HRH Sultan of Selangor or the majority of the ADUNs in the Selangor State Assembly voted for no confidence on him.

PAS as a party is going with leaders’ (Party President Dato Hj Hadi Awang and Ulama’ Council Head Dato’ Nik Aziz Nik Mat) stance to support Khalid as MB Selangor, which means there are 15 ADUNs with him. On the other hand, DAP which has 15 ADUNs in Selangor State Assembly wanted him out. It is unsure how many of the 14 PKR ADUNs are willing to be with Khalid, for him to continue.

Unless this impasse has been solved through proper legal means, Khalid vowed to continue his job and serve the rakyat of Selangor.

Published in: on August 9, 2014 at 15:15  Comments (5)  

Animal Farm

Cover of George Orwell’s dark political satire, published in 1945

The coalition government of unholy-marriage-of-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows based on the falsehood of struggle against “BN’s continuous practices of corruption and  oppression against rights” and win the richest state in Federation of Malaysia at 12GE on 8 March 2008, has now engulfed in similar charge by their own.

Former strategist to PKR VP Tian Chua and Harvard Alumnus Nat Tan penned his thoughts in pro-Opposition portal Malaysiakini:

August 7, 2014

Has Pakatan become corrupt as well?

NATHANIEL TAN

Has Pakatan Rakyat become corrupt? This is an extremely loaded question.

Massive currents in Malaysia united behind Pakatan as the 2008 general election approached, to fight for change, to kick out the corruption and cronyism that has poisoned Malaysia for decades.

Now, we are at a point where we need to ask: have we been fighting to replace one corrupt party with another?

Is this an Orwellian scenario where the people who say they are fighting to replace tyrants start bearing a disturbing resemblance to those very same tyrants?

It is never right to jump to conclusions. This article attempts to apply an objective test in search of answers, and readers will have to judge for themselves the degree of its objectivity and applicability.

I will weigh two possibilities: firstly, that Anwar Ibrahim and all thosepushing for a new menteri besar in Selangor are doing so for positive reasons; secondly, that Anwar and his supporters want to replace a menteri besar who refuses to pander to vested corporate interests with one who will.

To determine which of these is true, I propose the following test (the details of which will be elaborated on in the rest of the article).

If Anwar and all his supporters can commit in written, legally binding form, that any new menteri besar they install will keep to the following two promises, then I believe it plausible that the first possibility is correct.

If they cannot, this strongly suggests that the second possibility is more accurate.

Promise Number 1: Not to approve the transfer of ownership of 308.72 acres of land near Kota Kemuning from Tropicana Corporation Bhd to Eco World Development Sdn Bhd, or allow any development by any of these two companies on the total 1,172 acres of land, until Tropicana pays the state government no less than RM844.2 million – this being the Selangor people’s rightful share of the profits from this transaction and development.

Promise number 2: That water concessionaire Syarikat Pengeluar Air Sungai Selangor Sdn Bhd (Splash) will not be paid one sen over the RM250 million currently offered by the Selangor government.

Tropicana Corporation

I first wrote about land deals a few weeks ago. I noted my surprise to find the issue being used by those in the anti-Khalid Ibrahim camp, given how they are likely the real root of the problem.

As of Monday, PKR secretary general Saifuddin Nasution himself – the man challenging Khalid for the deputy presidency of PKR – has been leading the charge, blatantly accusing Khalid of corruption with regard to this deal.

I cannot imagine any other politician being as quiet as Khalid while being the epicentre of this crisis.

As always, people mistake this silence for an invitation to attack him with impunity, even to the point of thinking that controversies that reflect badly on themselves can be contorted to reflect badly on Khalid. The gall and the hypocrisy is mind boggling.

Tropicana (formerly known as Dijaya Corporation Bhd, is owned by Danny Tan, brother of Vincent Tan), basically entered into what was essentially a joint venture with the Selangor government to develop some 1,172 acres of land near Kota Kemuning.

This was to be a long-term development and venture, and the agreement was that Tropicana would pay RM1.297 billion to the state over 20 years.

Tropicana then reneges on the spirit of this agreement, and sells 308.72 acres of this land to Eco World, for RM470.67 million to make a very quick, very large profit of some RM170 million.

When Khalid found out about this, he immediately objected to what he saw as a fundamental departure from the spirit of the joint venture, which originally emphasised joint, long-term development, instead of making a quick buck.

No land transfer if no immediate payment

Khalid insisted that since Tropicana is more interested in short-term profiteering rather than long-term joint development, it should pay the state RM844.2 million immediately, instead of RM 1.297 billion over 20 years.

Should Tropicana fail to do so, the state government will not approve the transfer of ownership from Tropicana to Eco World, as well as block any attempt by either Tropicana or Eco World to develop any part of the entire 1,172 acres of land.

However, Tropicana insists that according to the letter of the agreement, they are completely within their rights to have sold the piece of land to Eco World, and that there is no element of impropriety.

In what may be an acknowledgement of having been blind-sided, Khalid does not seem to contest this directly, but believes that if Tropicana feels that it can do this, then the state is owed their money upfront as well.

For some reason, some in PKR and DAP seem to feel an obligation to represent Tropicana’s interests in this matter, and the concern is that should PKR get its way with regards to a new menteri besar, both Tropicana and Eco World will suddenly find themselves with no barrier to transfering and developing the lands in question.

The DAP itself may not want to rock the boat in relation to its own dealings with the Tan brothers up in Penang, namely in the projects of GDV Bayan Mutiara Penang World City, IKEA Batu Kawan and the Penang Turf Club.

If Anwar has the numbers, then by all means, revoke Khalid’s membership in PKR and remove him via a vote of no confidence in the state assembly. Most likely, that will result in fresh state-wide elections.

Crisis has weakened confidence in Pakatan

If Pakatan wins bigger (a near impossibility, by my reckoning), Anwaristas will say the people have rejected Khalid; if Pakatan loses ground, Anwaristas will say it was Khalid’s fault.

In any case, it is clear that the crisis has weakened confidence in Pakatan, possibly fatally, and we can all have our own opinion regarding who manufactured the crisis in the first place.

There will always be sound and fury on one side, hiding all manner of corruption, and simple facts and figures on another. Those who do not have good answers to pressing questions have a tendency to attack the questioner. Be that as it may, the questions remain.

The biggest question of all is the one mentioned at the beginning of the article: has Pakatan become corrupt?

If there are facts and figures to prove that their integrity remains intact despite the information above, then by all means, please share them for the public good.

Better yet, let us all call for Anwar and his supporters to commit to these two promises, which will potentially resolve the controversy conclusively.

I know that a lot of us have become emotionally invested in the Pakatan dream. I also know that many of us hate to give in to cynicism – the one thing that will sink our country faster than anything else.

I will always advocate hope above cynicism, but at no point should our hope and dreams blind us to the truth before our eyes. We must always face that truth boldly, and make the best of it.

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Mr Tan’s frustration is morbidly growing within members and supporters of the Opposition. Particularly within PKR despite so many former leaders have abandoned the party of false struggle for ‘Justice’ through the past 16 years which snowballed from the sacking of Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim as Deputy Prime Minister on 2 September 1998 and from UMNO a day later.

George Orwell’s prophecy of pigs which advocated the revolution within the farm for the false maxim of ‘equality’, eventually manipulated themselves slyly to assume the leadership and later started to oppress, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”.

These pigs, as portrayed by Orwell, abuse and oppress the moment they are settled on the position of power and pedestal standing despite their initial battle cry of ‘socialism’ and ‘justice’.

In the current state of affairs, these pigs are fundamentally against each other.

Pigs are pigs, in any which way they try to guise themselves. It is amazing how many who believed that they are of superior intellectual and moral standing and values, are sucked of getting their faces deep in the troff and then drawn into wallowing in the mud.

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Double standards

US Navy F/A-18F similar like this one dropped laser guided missiles onto ISIL positions near Erbul

US Navy F/A-18F similar like this one dropped laser guided missiles onto ISIL positions near Erbul

US Forces started to launch air strike against ISIL militant artillery batteries in North Iraq, which recently shelled into Kurdish and Yazidi positions.

BBC story:

 

8 August 2014 Last updated at 13:13

US launches Iraq militant air strike

The US says it has launched an air strike against militants from the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq.

The Pentagon said American aircraft attacked artillery that was being used against Kurdish forces defending the northern city of Irbil.

President Barack Obama authorised air strikes on Thursday, but said he would not send US troops back to Iraq.

The Sunni Muslim group IS, formerly known as Isis, now has control of large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

In June, IS took control of the city of Mosul. Its fighters seized Qaraqosh, Iraq’s biggest Christian town, earlier this week.

‘Carefully and responsibly’
According to the Pentagon statement, two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on mobile artillery near Irbil.

Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said IS had been using the artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending Irbil, where US personnel are based.

Speaking on Thursday, Mr Obama said the Iraqi government had requested assistance and the US would act “carefully and responsibly, to prevent a potential act of genocide” against the Yazidi and Christian communities – both minority groups in Iraq.

Dr Marzio Babille, Unicef’s representative in Iraq, said the Yazidis were in an extremely precarious situation because of the “very aggressive and brutal” IS militants.

He said there were many “logistical and strategic difficulties”, but added that a humanitarian corridor needed to be established.

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The Sunni hardliners militant group recently threatened with ready force onto many minority groups and the Shiite majority and gave them ultimatum to follow them, as these ISIL fighters began to occupy towns in North Iraq.

Multinational volunteers of their interpretation of Jihad, ISIL intended to install a hardline Sunni government in Iraq.

Israeli Merkava tanks prepared to push into densely populated districts in Gaza

Israeli Merkava tanks prepared to push into densely populated districts in Gaza

However, there was no consistency when Israeli Forces started shelling into civilian population in the second half of Ramadhan. Even when Israeli Forces committed infantry and heavy armoured units deep into Gaza, in the Zionist excuse of destroying Hamas militant units.

United States did very little when the Israeli Forces were brutally conducting massacre of 1,800 Gazans within three weeks and almost completely destroyed several villages. What is more shocking as infrastructure and essential services supply include water and electricity were completely obliterated to the 1.5 million Palestinians who have been living as refugees since 66 years ago, the Americans just lip service.

The Guardian UK story:

US ‘appalled’ by ‘disgraceful’ Israeli shelling of Gaza UN school

Agencies in Washington
theguardian.com, Sunday 3 August 2014 19.51 BST
Rafah UN school strike
Men inspect dead and wounded Palestinians outside a UN-run school in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Sunday. Photograph: APAimages/REX
The United States said on Sunday it was “appalled” by the “disgraceful” shelling by Israel of a United Nations school sheltering some 3,000 displaced people in southern Gaza.

In language that was rare in its directness and severity, the US denounced the attack which occurred earlier in the day and killed 10 people, noting that the school had been designated a protected location and the Israel Defense Forces had been informed numerous times of the school’s coordinates.

The State Department spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, called on Israel to do “more to meet its own standards and avoid civilian casualties”.

“The United States is appalled by today’s disgraceful shelling outside an UNRWA [United Nations Relief and Works Agency] school in Rafah sheltering some 3,000 displaced persons, in which at least 10 more Palestinian civilians were tragically killed,” Psaki said in a statement.

On Wednesday, at least 15 Palestinians who sought refuge in a UN-run school in Jabalya refugee camp were killed, and the UN said Israeli artillery had apparently hit the building. The Israeli military said gunmen had fired mortar bombs from near the school and it shot back in response.

The US called that attack “totally unacceptable and totally indefensible”.

Psaki said UN facilities should not be used as bases from which to launch attacks.

“The suspicion that militants are operating nearby does not justify strikes that put at risk the lives of so many innocent civilians,” she said.

The US condemnation followed similar words one by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, who said the shelling near the Rafah school was “a moral outrage and a criminal act”.

On Friday, answering questions in a White House briefing, President Barack Obama condemned Hamas’s then-reported abduction of an Israeli soldier – since reported by the Israeli army to have been killed, not abducted – but also said: “We must be clear that innocent civilians in Gaza caught in the crossfire have to weigh on our conscience and we have to do more to protect them.”

The fighting on Sunday pushed the Gaza death toll given by Palestinian officials to 1,775, most of them civilians. Israel has confirmed that 64 of its soldiers have died in combat, while three civilians have been killed in Israel.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry described the ISIL Forces against the Shiites, Yazidis and Christians as “Its grotesque targeted acts of violence show all the warning signs of genocide”.

BBC story:

John Kerry: IS campaign in Iraq is a ‘wake-up call’

2 hours ago

The US has launched an air strike against militants from the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq.

The strike comes after IS, formerly known as Isis, took control of large areas of Iraq and Syria, driving minority groups from their homes.

US Secretary of State John Kerry described the IS “campaign of terror” as a wake-up call: “Its grotesque targeted acts of violence show all the warning signs of genocide”.

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Distraught Gazan fathers and elders over their dead children, as a result of incessant and indiscriminate Israeli shelling into civilian population

The Israeli Forces were the ones which committed brutal deadly force against civilian Gazans, which tantamount nothing but genocide. The tragedy is heart wrenching when children were amongst those brutally murdered in these incessant shelling and bombing.

The New York Times story:

Israel’s Supporters Try to Come to Terms With the Killing of Children in Gaza

AUG. 7, 2014

Four children, three boys and a girl, all under the age of 8, were killed by an Israeli attack in Gaza City on July 17.

Credit Tyler Hicks/The
By ROBERT MACKEY

While the precise number of civilians killed in Israel’s monthlong bombardment of Gaza is once again the subject of a debate, outrage over the hundreds of Palestinian children killed has been expressed by partisans on both sides of the conflict.

The two sides differ sharply, however, over the question of who is ultimately to blame for the Israeli strikes that killed, according to a count from Unicef, 400 children and wounded over 2,500 more.

An interview with an 8-year-old Palestinian boy who was injured in an Israeli missile attack on Gaza last month. Unicef, via YouTube
For supporters of the Palestinian cause — as well as senior United Nations officials and some foreign correspondents who observed the carnage at close range — Israel’s military bears responsibility for firing shells and missiles that took so many young lives.

Palestinians evacuating a survivor after an Israeli airstrike hit a family building in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Sunday.Israeli Procedure Reignites Old DebateAUG. 7, 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said most deaths could have been avoided had Hamas accepted an earlier cease-fire.Israeli Premier Voices Regret for Civilian Casualties, but Blames HamasAUG. 6, 2014
Palestinian business leaders said Israeli artillery damaged many of Gaza’s most successful industrial plants, including this biscuit factory in Deir al-Balah.Conflict Leaves Industry in Ashes and Gaza Reeling From Economic TollAUG. 6, 2014
The body of a child in the morgue at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, six infants under age 1 were killed during Israeli military operations.Civilian or Not? New Fight in Tallying the Dead From the Gaza ConflictAUG. 5, 2014
But many Israelis and their supporters abroad, forced to grapple with the moral implications of backing a military campaign against guerrilla fighters embedded in a densely populated area, have embraced the rationale offered by Israel’s government that Islamist militants are guilty of provoking the carnage by launching missiles from residential neighborhoods.
“Every civilian casualty is a tragedy, a tragedy of Hamas’s own making,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters on Wednesday. He did not address the objection, raised by some of his critics, that Israel’s own military command center is close to a Tel Aviv hospital.

Not all Israel’s supporters agree. “A provocation does not relieve one of accountability for how one responds to it,” Leon Wieseltier, the literary editor of The New Republic, wrote on Wednesday, echoing an argument made last month by the Palestinian-American legal scholar George Bisharat. “For this reason,” Mr. Wieseltier added, “the war has filled me with disquiet, which my sympathetic understanding of Israel’s position has failed to stifle.”

Mr. Wieseltier then reminded his readers that “On the Slaughter,” a poetic meditation on a bloody pogrom in czarist Russia cited by Israel’s prime minister last month after the killing of three Jewish teenagers by Islamist militants, argued explicitly that the the killing of children was an unfathomable outrage. “After all, even Satan has not yet devised the proper vengeance for the death of a child,” he wrote, paraphrasing the Hebrew poet Hayim Nahman Bialik.

“I have been surprised by the magnitude of the indifference in the Jewish world to the human costs of Israel’s defense against the missiles and the tunnels,” Mr. Wieseltier wrote. “Some of the emails I have received have been lunatic in their lack of compassion. According to a poll by the Israel Democracy Institute, 95 percent of Jewish Israelis believe the war in Gaza is just. It is easy to see why: Self-defense is also a moral duty. But only 4 percent believe that the Israeli military has used excessive force. This makes me queasy.”

Asked to explain how an offensive that has claimed so many lives is nonetheless supported in Israel, Eva Illouz, a professor of sociology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, told the German magazine Der Spiegel: “Israelis have a strong sense of their own moral superiority. ‘We ask people to get out of their houses; we call them on the phone to make sure civilians are evacuated. We behave humanly,’ the Israeli thinks. An army with good manners.”

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Most of her fellow citizens, Ms. Illouz added, “judge by the intention, whereas the world judges by the consequences.”

Others, including the Nobel peace laureate Elie Wiesel, have attempted to draw a bright line between Israel’s conduct and that of Hamas and other militant groups who stand accused of using Gaza’s children as “human shields.” In an essay printed this week in the pages of major American newspapers, including The New York Times, as a paid advertisement, Mr. Wiesel invoked the biblical story of Abraham and Isaac to accuse the Islamist fighters of practicing a form of “child sacrifice.”

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Though that faith-based advertising campaign, paid for by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Values Network, was endorsed by Israel’s foreign ministry, even some supporters of the military campaign remain unconvinced by the argument that Israel is free of blame for the death of Gaza’s children.

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David Landau, a former editor of the left-leaning Israeli daily Haaretz, who supported a ground invasion of Gaza, argued forcefully that the inevitable killing of civilians in aerial bombardment made that part of the operation a violation of a principle of Halakha, or Jewish religious law. Specifically, he said, there is a “ruling based on the Talmud,” which holds “that the defense of ‘something unintended’ does not apply in cases where a sinful outcome is inevitable.”

Referring to a Jewish moral tale about a farmer who chopped off the head of a chicken not to kill it but to give his child something to play with, Mr. Landau wrote: “Like the lopped chicken’s head, there is no defense of no intent when the unintended offense is inevitable. The record shows the death and wounding of noncombatants as virtually inevitable in the bombing of the crowded Gaza Strip.”

The Israeli government’s accusation that Islamist militants knowingly used Gaza’s civilians as shields has been disputed by Palestinians. Noura Erakat, a Palestinian-American legal scholar at George Mason University, insisted in a televised debate with Amos Guiora, an Israeli-American professor of law at the University of Utah, that there was simply no evidence for that contention.
Noura Erakat and Amos Guiora debated the legal and moral implications of the fighting in Gaza last month. PBS NewsHour, via YouTube
Ms. Erakat has also argued that “Israel does not have the right to self-defense in international law against occupied Palestinian territory.” (Israel’s argument that it no longer occupies the Gaza Strip has been dismissed by some scholars like Lisa Hajjar of the University of California, who has called it “a self-generated ‘license to kill.’”)

Still, the accusation that Hamas used children as shields has become so widely accepted by many supporters of Israel that it has given rise to crude speculation, like the conspiracy theory that four boys killed on a Gaza beach last month by Israeli shelling were sent to their deaths by ruthless militants hoping to tarnish Israel’s reputation. In an interview on Israeli television last week that was shared by Israel’s defenders, the American comedian Joan Rivers repeated that unsubstantiated claim.
Joan Rivers discussed the conflict in Gaza on Israeli television last week. Channel 10 Israel, via YouTube
The day after Ms. Rivers’s interview, an Australian editorial cartoon depicted a militant putting a child in danger for the benefit of public relations.
The bombing campaign and the indelible images of dead children have alienated some otherwise staunch defenders of Israel. Louise Mensch, a conservative British politician with a large Twitter following and a track record of support for Israel, was so distressed by the conduct of the Gaza campaign that she lambasted the Israeli government last weekend.
Ms. Mensch, whose husband is Jewish, even suggested that Mr. Netanyahu — who told CNN that Hamas had baited Israel into killing civilians to “use telegenically dead Palestinians for their cause” — should undertake a closer study of his faith’s ethical teachings if he felt no responsibility for children killed by Israeli shelling as they played hide-and-seek on a beach.

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It is obvious the so called champions of ‘democracy and human rights’ are grossly inconsistent, hypocrites and practice morbid double standards.

*Updated midnight

Published in: on August 8, 2014 at 20:30  Comments (3)  

Reserved, by, for and with the Malaysian perspective

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Monday to Friday, business paper The Malaysian Reserve would carry the Malaysian perspective and deeper analysis particularly on business, corporate, economics, political, geo-political and international stories.

It is published with the association and collaboration of The International New York Times.

Datuk Ahirudin “Rocky” Attan, former Editor of Business Times, Executive Editor of The Malay Mail and Adviser of online blog-aggregator The Mole is now back in broadsheets as the Adviser to The Malaysian Reserve.

So are the new directors.

Across town, another media organisation is fortifying themselves with new acquisitions. The Edge Media Group, controlled by Tong Kooi Ong who is believed to be a staunch Anwarista, recently acquired The Malaysian Insider. The Edge also increased their interest in Business FM (BFM 89.9) radio.

Obviously, the philosophy and strategic intent of The Edge Media Group is inline with Anwar Ibrahim’s and his band of bandits’ strategic agenda to ascend into power with their ‘politics of hatred’ strategy and continuous falsehood and manipulation.

The manipulation of facts and stories almost like how PKR Leaders spew their usual lies and slander.

On that note, it is believed that MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is taking The Edge Media Group to court, for slandering his good name in the ongoing power struggle within PKR.

*Updated 400pm

Published in: on August 8, 2014 at 09:40  Comments (1)  

The party of peoples’ justice

Showcause 5 August 2014

Showcause letter to MB Selangor dated 5 August 2014

Showcause letter 2014 (pg 2)

Showcause letter 5 August 2014 (pg 2)

This is the show-cause letter issued to Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim by PKR party HQ, signed by PKR Disciplinary Board Chairman Tan Kee Kwong. He has till Friday 8 Aug 2014 to answer.

This is continuous political drama by Anwar Ibrahim and his band of bandits since taking over Selangor State Government 8 March 2008 has been over bearing and clearly this will clearly affect the Selangor State Government administration.

It obvious Anwar Ibrahim’s leadership and moulding of PKR has never been about the people but only for his greed for power.

The abuse-of-power-convict engineered himself for the MB Selangor job with the excuse of “Precursor to coming to Putrajaya” with the resignation of ADUN Kajang Lee Chin Cheh on 27 January 2014.  The game was spoilt when Court of Appeal overturned Kuala Lumpur High Court of acquittal two years earlier for the charge of sodomising former aide Mohd. Saiful Bukhary Azlan.

The conveniently he slotted own wife, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as PKR President and she won in DUN 25 Kajang by-election. There on the ‘Kajang Move’ designed by PKR Strategic Director and staunch Anwarista Rafizi Ramli had propped her up as the “Upcoming MB Selangor, replacing Khalid”.

Today, Wan Azizah admitted that she is and all the while had been a puppet. Now she is ready to the ‘MB-Puppet’.

NST story:

Wan Azizah: I don’t mind being called a puppet

5 AUGUST 2014 @ 8:07 AM

SHAH ALAM: PKR president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said she does not mind being called a ‘puppet’ if the move to install her as the Selangor menteri besar is suc cessful.

She said that should she become MB, she would appoint her husband, de facto opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as her consultant and adviser.

Addressing party members at an event in Klang last night, Wan Azizah said the only reason she was roped in to become the MB was because Anwar had his opportunity ‘snatched away’ from him.

“We strategised the Kajang Move to make Anwar an assemblyman and later, the menteri besar but this was thwarted by the Barisan Nasional-led Federal government.

“As the Selangor MB post was always for Anwar in the first place, I would not hesitate to call on him as my consultant and advisor when I become the MB.”

She claimed that Anwar has the necessary experience to advise her as he was once appointed by Qatar as its economic advisor.

Wan Azizah also took a swipe at under-fire MB Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, saying that he should realise that he is no longer involved in the corporate sector.

She said she and Khalid had not met since her candidacy was announced.

Meanwhile, PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli, who was also present, said there was still a chance for Abdul Khalid to remain as MB if he met with the party leadership and committee to explain the accusations against him by the party’s secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

“We have little tolerance to allegations pertaining to integrity as we have always promised the people that we would be different and stand by our principles,” he said.

In a meeting on Sunday, the PKR leadership had discussed the sacking of Khalid from his party membership if he still refused to vacate his state post following the party’s re quest.

Rafizi said those who want Khalid to step down would not mind resorting to snap polls in order to make Wan Azizah the MB.

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Going for a pre-mature State Elections for Selangor isn’t an opinion agreeable with DAP. DAP Strategist Tony Pua, who is Chinese Chauvinist MP for Petaling Jaya Utara felt that a snap poll would not be favourable to PKR-DAP-PAS.

The Malay Mail online story:

Pakatan likely to lose Selangor if snap polls held, Pua warns

JULY 31, 2014
KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — If PAS stays bent on protecting Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, snap elections in Selangor would be inevitable and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) is likely to lose its grip on the country’s richest state, DAP’s Tony Pua warned today.

In such a scenario, the Selangor federal lawmaker said, PAS would emerge the biggest loser of all three PR parties.

Pua said should PAS’s non-Malay vote decline by 30 per cent and the Malay vote by just five per cent, the Islamist party, which now holds 15 seats in the 56-seat assembly, would find itself completely wiped out from Selangor.

“PAS’s insistence to support Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim will inevitably lead to a snap election which will only cause PAS to lose most, if not all of their hard-won seats, and in all likelihood hand Selangor back to Umno on a silver platter.

“We hope that our comrades in PAS will be able to fully come on board the spirit of the coalition, for us to jointly deliver our Pakatan principles and promises to the rakyat of Selangor and prevent the aspirations of the people from being snuffed out before it has a chance of being realised,” he said in a statement here.

PAS has been locked in a public standoff with its PR allies PKR and DAP over the bid to remove Khalid as mentri besar, with several top party leaders insisting that the second-term mentri besar has done no wrong and should be allowed to finish out his term.

Umno has since indicated that it may take PAS’s side in the imbroglio, which means that should Khalid’s detractors choose to move a no-confidence motion in the state assembly, the House would be split down the middle with no clear majorities.

“Under such circumstances, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim will likely have his request to hold snap elections in Selangor consented by the Selangor Sultan,” Pua said.

In a state-wide election, the Petaling Jaya Utara MP calculated that all three PR parties would incur significant losses although PAS was likely suffer the worst.

He pointed out that MB crisis has already resulted in a “massive loss of confidence” for PR in Selangor.

“As evidenced by various independent surveys and our own feedback on the ground, our voters and supporters are dismayed and even outraged by our inability to be decisive in this issue,” he said.

He pointed out that should both PKR and DAP suffer a three and 10 per cent drop in Malay and non-Malay votes respectively, the parties will suffer a combined loss of seven seats out of 30 contested, leaving PKR and DAP with only 10 and 13 seats respectively.

“However, even in the most optimistic scenario where there is inconceivably no drop in Malay support for PAS, coupled with only a 15 per cent drop in non-Malay support, the party will lose seven of the 15 seats won in the last General Election.

“Should non-Malay vote drop 25 per cent which is more than likely — given the controversies involving PAS preceding the election, then PAS will also lose Taman Templer, Hulu Kelang, Lembah Jaya, Seri Serdang and Paya Jaras, leaving them with only three seats in the state assembly,” he warned.

He said PAS will be “completely wiped” out in Selangor if Malay votes decline by a mere five per cent while non-Malay votes drop by 30 per cent.

“As anyone can see from the above scenarios, it will be very unlikely for Pakatan Rakyat — if the coalition still exists in the snap election — to retain power in the state.

“The biggest winner will be UMNO, returning with up to 30 seats in the State Assembly,” he said.

Collectively, PR’s three member parties control the majority of the House with 44 seats — 15 each for DAP and PAS, and 14 for PKR.

- See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/pakatan-likely-to-lose-selangor-if-snap-polls-held-pua-warns#sthash.WphnwmPC.dpuf

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All these politicking would just cause the lives of 6 million people who reside in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur to be seriously affected. Especially when strategic and infrastructure issues such as water, waste disposal, sewerage and water reticulation, affordable housing, public transportation and the logistic and supply of food items are affected when the State Administration is in Limbo and the MB Selangor has been attacked internally.

By far, the net end losers are the populous Selangor and indirectly in Kuala Lumpur. So much for the falsehood of  a party with the name ‘Justice for the People’.

*Updated 2300hrs

Published in: on August 5, 2014 at 19:00  Comments (9)  
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