The series of the development within the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Government since coming onto power post 8 March 2008 12th GE went into endless and spiral conundrum. We at BigDogDotCom felt and rather convinced that Pakatan Rakyat Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim days are really numbered.
Clear indications are:
1. He did not accompany HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor upon the reception and dedication of KD Tunku Abdul Rahman on Thursday
2. State Exco Dr Hassan Ali went to present the case on the ‘sale of alcohol policy’ to HRH Sultan Selangor instead of the MB, which is highly unlikely when an MB is still on duty. It suspected that the discussion did not only centre on the ‘alcohol issue’
3. The Section 23 temple relocation proposal attracted the attention of HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah officially and also personally.
4. Has the Selangor State Government gone into serious financial position, that MB Khalid proposed to use Baitulmal Zakat’s funds for development, including infrastructure purposes? The proposal of using ‘zakat for development’ really did not go well with HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah
5. The Selangor State Exco really went into badlight when MACC investigations centred on intensified allegations about DAP elected representatives being involved in abuse of power, corrupt practices and finally Lords of the Underworld Vices
6. Point #5 was actually highlighted by two PKR elected representatives, YB Wee Choo Keong and YB Azmin Ali. They insisted that Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Government be revamped and thus highlighted the emminence of ‘infghting’
7. Personal loan of RM 67 million to Bank Islam and High Court ordered to pay back does not look good for the Chief Executive of the wealthiest state in the Federation. On that score, the rakyat should be reminded of Khalid’s past corporate endevour
8. The ‘Eli Wong Affair’ did not result into her dismissal but instead MB Khalid was adamant to maintain her in the Exco. This is a rather distasteful political decision. Moral with regards to ‘sex scandal’ is a sensitive issue within Selangor State Government as there was already a precedence. Former MB Tan Sri Abu Hassan Omar was asked to go by then Prime Minsiter Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad for an alleged ‘sex scandal’
9. The ‘Khalid-Lembu-Korban’ fiasco is still fresh in everyone’s mind when funds from one of the State’s GLC were used to pay for the 46 slaughter cows for a Parliamentary constituency outside the state
10. The ‘industrial-pig-rearing-for-Singapore-maket’ approval really did not go down well amongst the predominantly Malay Muslims, especially in the Kuala Langat-Sepang districts. And yet this was the first State Government decision after Pakatan Rakyat took over
If this attempt by one of MB Khalid’s Exco Dr. Jayakumar attempted to lie about the ‘outsiders attending the disgracefully disastrous town hall meeting on Saturday’ and being blown wide open by MSMs, then the credibility of Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Government under Khalid will sink deeper.
All these grievances are believed to be ‘conveyed’ to HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. The Selangor Civil Service is also believed to be ‘not in tandem’ with MB Khalid and his Exco. The decision to bannish five BN elected representatives which include Opposition Leader Dato’ Seri Mohd. Khir Toyo from the State Assembly is thought to be ‘politically detrimental’, especially MB Khalid’s own party PKR stands by the concept of ‘justice’. The question now who will replace MB Khalid if and when HRH Sultan Selangor no longer want him as the Menteri Besar?
Will it be YB Dr Hassan Ali (PAS) or YB Azmin Ali (PKR)? (Don’t anyone even bother suggesting DAP elected representative!)
Even within Pakatan Rakyat, there is endless ‘sibling rivalry’ on this ‘succession plan’. For one, the appointment of Dr. Hassan, the most junior partner within Selangor Pakatan Rakyat would not go well amongst the DAP and Non Malay-Muslim PKR. The most clear demonstration on this fact is the ‘sale of alcohol’ issue recently in Shah Alam and the on going open contradiction.
Three, the intra-PAS rivalry of the ‘Ulama Vs Erdogan’ is still on going. The result of the recent party elections shows that the ‘Erdogan faction’, who are known to be pro-Anwar “Acused for second time of sodomy” Ibrahim lost. Many within PAS incessantlty are not comfortable on the relationship with Anwar.
Then there is the intra-PKR ‘sibling rivalry’ which is believed to escalate into a ‘conspiracy’. It was very clear that YB Azmin was partyless-Opposition Leader Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim’s choice for the Selangor MB. However, PKR President Wan Azizah, who is Anwar’s wife for thirty years is said to be still sore and suspicious of Anwar’s alleged and widely spoken about intimate relationship with a woman who is a wife of a YB, that the one time Permatang Pauh MP insisted that Khalid should be MB.
The truth has yet to prevail. These prickly factors are inadvertently not good for Selangor and the rakyat. Being the wealthiest and most industrious state, Selangor naturally demands more of and from the Leadership. Consider the fact when BN Government led by Dato’ Seri Dr. Mohd. Khir Toyo was ousted on 8 March 2008 in a ‘democratic coup d’etat‘, Selangor had RM 1.4 billion accumulated in its coffers and reserves (including State GLCs). How and where the monies went, is still a mystery.
Undoubtably, in the final analysis is all about ‘money’, the underlying factor for who ever desire to ascend and remain in power.