Penanti by-election: PKR’s ‘rumblings in the interior’ laced with irresponsibility

More ‘rumblings in the interior’ brewing within the marriage-of-inconvenience Pakatan Rakyat (PR) elected representatives. This time, the recently resigned Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Mohd. Fairus Khairuddin, conveniently decided to give up his Penanti DUN seat for reasons related to internal party politics.

The ‘surrender’ did not come without a ‘drama’. He now demanded that his name be cleared of corruption and misuse of power charges and PKR stands firmly behind him. Otherwise, he threatens to expose a series of PKR and PR scandals, involving top party echelon.

The Star has the story:

Fairus: Clear my name or prepare for expose



KUALA LUMPUR: Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin, who quit as Penang Deputy Chief Minister 1 and as Penanti assemblyman, has given PKR a two-week deadline to clear his name, saying he would otherwise expose a state government and party scandal.

In an exclusive interview with Chinese daily Nanyang Siang Pau, he said he had inside information related to the internal operation of the Pakatan Rakyat opposition alliance.

“That is the reason why the party still does not take any action against me,” he said, adding that it was not convenient for him to elaborate at present and urged the press to be patient.

Mohammad Fairus has been quizzed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for his alleged involvement with illegal quarry activities in the state, and has come under fire by his own party for supposed under-performance.

“I am innocent. They know what I can do. So do not push me (from taking such step)!” he said, claiming that he had been framed by party insiders.

He told Nanyang Siang Pau that he was unhappy with his party for not standing behind him as it had done for Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Elizabeth Wong and former Bukit Selambau assemblyman V. Arumugam.

“The two of them were just state executive council (exco) members, while I am not only a state exco member but also state Deputy Chief Minister,” he said, denying criticism that he had been neglectful of his constituency and absent from many state government functions.

He claimed that it was all part of a well-crafted plot to frame him.

“I have done my constituency work properly and have the support of my voters. Those on the outside may not understand this because my work and services for the constituency have not been reported in newspapers,” he said.

He added that he would cooperate with the MACC to clear his name over the illegal quarrying issue.


Failing that, he even issued an ultimatum to party-less Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is also PKR de facto leader. This latest development is part of series of Crack in the Ketuanan Rakyat, Kedah Ketuanan Rakyat Conundrum and  Ketuanan Rakyat Conundrum.

The DAP Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had already made his decision not wanting to have Deputy Chief Miinister II Fairus in the State Exco more than a week ago. The quarry scandal involving the one time academician-turned-motivationalist was too overwhelming. This clearly shows the true ‘strange bedfellows’ unwillingness of intra-PR co-operation to resolve a ‘domestic’ issue amicably behind closed doors.

This obviously was not the first time. The development and handling of the Perak issue saw how DAP Chairman blames PKR de facto leader Anwar “Drama King” Ibrahim and summarily ask him to step down as Opposition Leader. The PKR anarchy-style-street-mob infested and unwillingness-to-adhere-to-establishment-rules-of-conduct style of leadership, which they dared to resort of being blatant ‘derhaka and ingkar’ as well, was a clear-cut Anwarista SOP was being clearly portrayed during the Perak Government takeover episode, which is legally still on going. Of course, these Anwar contagious effect of the rest of PR shows their ability to go the distance, even to make the augur houses into three-ring-circuses.

The truth is that, PR elected representatives, especially PKR, were never serious to be involved in politics, serve and really champion the cause of the rakyat. Since the 8 March 2008 12th General Elections, two other elected PKR representatives, Permatang Pauh MP Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Bukit Selambau ADUN V Arumugam already gave up their seat for the wrong and invalid reasons. Bukit Lanjan ADUN Elizabeth Wong also threatened to resign when he nude photos were circulated.

These irresponsible behaviours are illustrated clearly as without hesitation, when these elected representatives readily sacrifice their seat entrusted by the rakyat in a sacred democratic process, as if the elections were a ‘child’s play’.

The election process is a costly affair. The Election Commission, which gets its money from the taxpayers’ coffer, foot between RM 400,000 to RM 1 million for elections per constituency (depending on size, no. of voters and geography). To willfully ask the rakyat to foot this unnecessary bill every now and then just to prove a point, test ‘power and/or popularity’ or even ‘for the sake of it’, is really irresponsible. The nation has to be managed and playing politics is what PKR leaders are only interested to do!

Fairus’s along with Wan Azizah’s, V. Arumugam’s and Elizabeth Wong’s actions should be construed as nothing less than insulting the rakyat, their confidence and intelligence. Election process is nothing llike a second forum early-teenage-classroom politics. What will happen to the law making process if the people who are democratically entrusted through structured process takes their position with only zestfulness for private interests?

PKR history itself specifically and empirically  traced to anything but ‘civility’, ‘responsibility’ and ‘maturity’. It started as an anger- adreline-charged-hostile street demonstration ‘Reformasi’ movement, designed to arouse the public fury with malice by ex-power-abuse-convict Anwar Ibrahim, as a reaction to his sacking as the Deputy Prime Minister on 2 September 1998. Of course, he laced lies of ‘cronyism’ and ‘nepotism’ against Fourth Prime Minister then Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to justify asking the rakyat to rebel-rouse on the streets. Reformasi activists and eventually PKR leaders are known for the civil-and-intellectual anarchy, designed to confuse and rebel-rouse the rakyat, using ‘universally correct values and practices’.

What happened in Perak the last three months shows their blatant disregard to establishment, civility, traditions, norms  and most of all, even upto a point of defying the monarchs with such humiliation. Anwaristas and the PKR band of bandits also resort to lies, deception, act of seditions and manipulating facts, context and even history. The top of the compost heap is Anwar “The Compulsive Liar” Ibrahim, who has yet to fulfil the slightest, if not all his promises (to fair to him, from the moment PR took over the control of five states on 8 March 2008).

Rakyat should really learn their lesson from these unending episodes, of electing PKR leaders into augur houses that were meant to represent the people who voted them in.

Published in: on April 16, 2009 at 23:42  Comments (15)  

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  2. DSAI nak tanding Penanti kut ?
    Lepas tu nak jadi KM PP kut ?
    Kalu tak, dapat TKM1 pun jadilah kut ?

    Nani Cheras

  3. Yang satu kena kahwin paksa, yang satu lagi kena tangkap basah. Macam mana rumah tangga nak bahagia. Tapi itu cerita mereka. Tiada apa yang peliknya.

    Rumah tangga BN jangan sampai jadi huru hara. Kalau asyik bising layan rumah tangga orang tapi rumah tangga sendiri pun tak diperbaiki, orang yang tengok takkan bertambah hormatnya.

    Kalau berlaku PRK, pastikan berkempen dengan bergaya. Semua kena turun bersama2. Kalah menang belakang kira. Jangan jadi macam di dua bukit, UMNO yang nampak beria-ia, kawan2 lain biasa-biasa aja. Bila bentuk kabinet, mintak jawatan gila2. Kalau boleh, nak TPM2.

    Orang UMNO sendiri, janganlah menambah masalah kepada ketua. Pegang jawatan, kenalah berjuang. Jangan asyik mengejar wang. Kalau nak pun, kenalah seimbang.

    Ada Ketua Bahagian di Selangor, sebelum jadi pegang jawatan, janji nak bantu cawangan. Habis pemilihan, bagi alasan, tunggu selepas perhimpunan. Dah berbulan-bulan, satu aktiviti pun tak jalan. Dengar2 cerita, hantar orang makan angin ke negara jiran. Kereta pun dah bertambah lagi satu, rumah pun dalam proses nak bina lagi satu. Kes nak buka semula, takkan dia tak tahu. Itu baru di Selangor, lebih teruk lagi di Terengganu.

    Terima kasih.

    Inilah ramai akar umbi UMNO sendiri beraspirasi.

  4. Demokrasi yang terfahami
    Bukan bebas membuta tuli
    Ada peraturan wajib patuhi
    Norma adab wajib dikongsi

    Jika norma adab disanggahi
    Dua jenis hukuman hakimi
    Pertama di mahkamah adili
    Kedua, komuniti lihat benci

    Rasuah dan moral berselari
    Pelaku salahlaku sisih tepi
    Tetapi PKR junjung tinggi
    Elizabeth masih exco lagi

    Norma politik, PKR salahi
    Wajar YB bermoral tinggi
    PKR arah, Elizabeth akuri
    Maruah DUN lanjan dinafi

    Ajaran salah PKR promosi
    Bebas saja jika ahli separti
    Bahaya PKR kuasai negeri
    Norma adab khas lain parti

  5. Dear Sir,

    “Penang Deputy Chief Minister II” should be read as “penang Deputy Chief Minister I”. Well said. Once or twice by election is good for democracy. But too many circus and political ploy by election make people want to puke!

  6. If it really wasting people’s money, then why not BN consider giving a walkover at Penanti? After all why giving ‘mee segera’ projects where at the end BEE END IS LOoSING ANYWAY?

  7. sudahlah gemuk pencacai tua pengangkat najis

    hentikanlah sifat hipokrit mu

    cukup2 lah jilat bontot si tua kutuk tak sedar diri

    nak muntah aku mendengarnya berulang kali

  8. bd pm cakap munkin tad jadi lawan penanti apa komen.

  9. nasib baik la, Anwar tak jadi PM. Baru setahun, PR dah jadik macam zimbabwe. Kalau 50 tahun, agak jadi macam saddam hussein kot. anwar oh anwar.

  10. Please read the truth about situation in Perak here, this story is from the Perak officials!

  11. Bro Big Dog,

    I just did some research about the ‘rumours’ circulating around about Sivakumar is being strangled by Nga and Ngeh.

    I posted in RockyBru’s blog earlier. I thought maybe I could post the same thing in your blog as well? Maybe you and your readers can verify about this?


    If you still remember, last year in the month of June, there was a ‘explosion’ about Hamidah calling Siva a snake, remember? Well I found the link to that incident :

    Bared in mind that the article is published in The Star online on June 30th (Monday).

    If you read the article, Hamidah mentioned about the BN walkout from dewan (26th June – Thursday) due to Siva did not allow Kubu Gajah to debate as first promised.

    Now if you look at the transaction btw Siva-Nga at :

    This event (the walkout and not allowing Kubu Gajah to give his speech) was instructed by Nga to Siva!

    Proof :

    Look at :

    [26/06 09:49], [26/06 10:51] until [26/06 10:55] and [26/06 11:26].

    Look at :

    [26/06 13:36]

    Does anyone know how I can email Raja Petra about this since he love to write about behind the scene stuff.



  12. This is from the blog ‘Malaysian Story’


    UMNO Scumbags In Penang

    We have a bunch of shamed and mortified Umno leaders in Penang who are lazier than donkeys but power craze like monkeys.

    They have ganged up and issued a threat to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to appoint the state new Umno chairman of their choose or risked being boycotted if Najib selects a candidate of his choice.

    They had held unofficial meetings to pick their own candidate for the post. I was informed that they want Bukit Mertajam Umno division chief Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir who is also the Aseania Group chairman.

    We know whom Musa is aligned to. Non other than our failed and disgraced ex-Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who carried the image of ulamak but a scoundrel in reality.

    I will elaborate to you later why I called him a scoundrel.

    Musa has most Umno division chairmen in Penang to support him. Among the culprits who came up with the idea to issue the threat and boycott are Permatang Pauh Umno head Datuk Abdul Jalil Abdul Majid, Azhar Ibrahim (Opposition leader who is also Penang Umno secretary), Shahbudin Yahaya (Tasek Gelugor chief), Omar Fuadzar (Bukit Gelugor and Musa”s cousin), Datuk Rahim Saibo (Bayan Lepas), Datuk Nordin Kassim (Batu Kawan) and Datuk Ahmad Ibni Hajar (Tanjung).

    These Umno blokes did not even lift their fingers to do anything after Penang was seized by Pakatan-Rakyat in the last general election.

    In fact, none of them, except Seberang Jaya and Sungai Bakap state assemblymen, had done anything until today to plot or draw up strategies to re-coup Penang from PR.

    They are acting as warlords in their own divisions. They even pressured Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop to appoint them as committee members in the state MTEN and for that, they now received RM500,000 annual grant each from the PM’s Department to organise their own programmes.

    While Najib is making relentless efforts to WALK his TALK, this bunch of Umno scumbags are merely talking on how to plot strategy to enrich themselves and cling on to power as long as they live.

    They deserve nothing but a boot out from Najib. Najib has to be tough and firm with these scumbags. He has to discipline them or the people will discipline him.

  13. One instance of conflict does not signify a complete unworkability of a partnership, especially when weighed against the numerous other PR representatives working together just fine.

    Your conclusions are a classic example of sample selectivity.

    You’re not a scientist are you? Cos if you were, you’d be quite an underperforming one.


  14. […] who saw a controversial sex scandal, she is no longer able to realise her idealism. Two PKR ADUNs Fairus Khairuddin of Penanti, Penang and Arumugam of Bukit Selambau, Kedah resigned. Of course, PKR pitted a completely useless […]

  15. […] leaving the party. In 2009, Mohd. Osman Jailu (Changkat Jering), Jamaluddin Md. Radzi (Behrang), Mohd. Fairus Khairuddin (Penanti), V. Arumugam (Bukit Selambau), Mohd. Radzhi Salleh (Lunas) and the most recent, Badrul […]

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