It is very obvious that PKR is in desperation and bankrupt in excuses, in their morbid attempt to justify the abrupt resignation of ADUN Kajang Lee Chin Cheh without valid reason and suummary announcement of Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim to contest in the vacated DUN seat.
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We need Anwar in Selangor to prevent Putrajaya declaring state of emergency, says PKR
BY V. ANBALAGAN, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
FEBRUARY 04, 2014
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is contesting the Kajang seat to strengthen the Pakatan Rakyat-led Selangor government. –The Malaysian Insider pic by Nazir Sufari,
February 4, 2014.Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim ‘s presence in Selangor is vital to prevent Putrajaya from declaring a state of emergency to wrest control of the richest state, PKR strategist Rafizi Ramli said today.
He said Barisan Nasional/Umno had done this in Kelantan in 1977 when it declared a state of emergency and subsequently grabbed power from PAS.
“This is one of the possibilities which we cannot rule out based on the escalating race and religious tension in Selangor,” he said in response to why Anwar needed to contest in the Kajang by-election.
A state of emergency was declared in Kelantan by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on November 8, 1977 upon the request of the federal government following a political impasse and reports of street violence.
The mentri besar then was Mohamad Nasir of PAS as the Islamic party was part of BN after 1974.
PAS was unhappy with Mohamad Nasir’s performance and he was accused of defying party instructions.
A no-confidence motion was tabled in the state assembly where 20 PAS assemblymen supported the motion while 13 Umno and one MCA assemblymen walked out in protest.
Mohamad Nasir refused to resign and he then requested the head of state to dissolve the state assembly to pave way for an election but was denied this.
His supporters took to the streets, resulting in violence and looting.
The Emergency Powers (Kelantan) Act 1977 was passed by Parliament the next day (November 9), giving the federal government implied power to govern the state.
Rafizi said PKR, DAP and PAS in Selangor have been discussing about Anwar playing a pivotal role in the state after the last general election.
He said the central leadership of the parties, minus Anwar, had agreed to the plan after considering the overall situation.
“We were looking for a multiracial seat and the Kajang assemblyman volunteered to vacate his position and pave the way for a by-election,” he said.
Rafizi said racial and religious tension had been brewing following seizure of more than 300 Alkitab and Bup Kudus by Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) on January 2, with Umno and other Malay groups protesting in front of several churches.
“We need a political maestro like Anwar to handle the political problems. It is no longer an administrative issue here.”
He said there were also forces within Umno, led by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who were promoting the political ideology that almost all the states in the peninsula could remain with BN/Umno with the overwhelming support of the Malays.
He said BN could no longer remain viable as a multiracial coalition with 65 % support of the Malays but instead wanted to raise the support level up to 90 % as the population was growing.
“So we had to throw the spanner in the works so that they have to relook their strategy.”
Rafizi said if Pakatan did not make the move there would be flash points resulting from race-religious issue like the tussle over the use of the word “Allah” by Christians. He said Anwar would lack legitimacy as PKR national leader to meddle in Selangor unless he was an assemblyman in the state.
“He lacks clout by merely being appointed a RM1 economic adviser of the state. We want him to be elected by the voters.”
Rafiz said there were more options for Anwar as assemblyman although Menter Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim had stated there was no reason for him to vacate the position now. – February 4, 2014.
There is no reason for the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in Selangor. There is hardly any violence nor demonstration, unlike in Kota Bahru in 1977 when manny wanted Mohamad Nasir to quit as Menteri Besar.
In fact, if that would be the excuse then it would have been carried out during the series of ‘Black 505’ rallies, which was launched in Kelana Jaya on 8 May 2013 as their reaction in failing to get majority control of Dewan Rakyat at the 13GE three days earlier. Opposition staged and tried to create a snowball effect with political rallies turning into mob-street demonstration to topple the Federal Government, which they pre-empted and dubbed as ‘Malaysian Spring’.
The ‘Black 505’ rally was against held in Selangor, which is in Petaling Jaya on 25 May. The last one, which is the fifteenth was held in Kuala Lumpur on 22 June.
Opposition claimed that the 13GE was held with fraudulent practices, such as Anwar Ibrahim’s own lies about “40,500 Banglas were brought in 16 Jumbo flights to vote” and the so-called ‘Black out in Bentong, during the vote counting’.
The Federal Government did not do anything. In fact, Police actually allowed all of these rallies to proceed despite they failed to adhere to the condition of the process of notification the local Police as stipulated in Peaceful Assembly Act.
The fact is that PKR is trying to deflect from the grave internal issues such as the challenges mounted by PKR Deputy President Azmin Ali against MB selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, which resulted in the sacking of the former from PKNS BoD and Chief Executive Othman Omar. The latest in the summary sacking of 30 PKNS employees.
04 February 2014| last updated at 11:06PM
30 PKNS Holdings employees dismissed on 24 hours notice
SHAH ALAM: Nearly 30 employees of Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS) Holdings Sdn Bhd (PHSB) were today dismissed by the management company with 24 hours notice effective yesterday.
It is understood that all the 30 employees of PHSB, which is a subsidiary of PKNS, received their dismissal letters during a meeting with the management this morning after coming to work as usual.
The letters were personally signed by PHSB chairman, Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria.
Dr Alif Aiman, who spoke on behalf of the dismissed employees said they were shocked by the development as there had not been any discussions prior to their dismissal.
“The shock that we got when attending work today is akin to persecution as there is no sound reason for the termination which is a real hardship for us, being the families’ main breadwinners.
“What we regret is even now we all still do not know why we have been dismissed when we have not committed any offence against PHSB for which we were willing to sacrifice time and energy to develop,” he told reporters here today.
Dr Alif, who is also the Senior Marketing Manager of PKNS, said they were only informed through the letter of termination that the move was made in accordance to changes and direction taken by PKNS in restructuring the organisation and human resources, including in PHSB.– BERNAMA
The issue in Selangor pertaining to some Christians defying the role and position of Islam as Religion of the Federation, as enshrined in the Federal Constitution under Articles 3(1) and 11(4) and prohibition to prosetylise Muslims, which provided under the 1988 Enactment of Propagation of Non Muslim Religions falls under the jurisdiction and authority of JAIS.
JAIS is only answerable to the Constitutional Head of Islam for Selangor, HRH Sultan of Selangor. In fact, HRH Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah several times issued titah on the issue which PKR is trying to manipulate here as probable excuse for Federal Government to declare State of Emergency.
The fact is that the Selangor State Government is backing these Christians and church leaders even though they are breaking the law.
It was former Selangor Exco in-charge of religious Affairs Dato’ Dr. Hassan Ali who admitted that the Churches were systematically prosetylise Muslims into Christianity. This came about after the shocking revelation from the JAIS raid in Damansara Utama Methodist Church in August 2011.
HRH Sultan Selangor issued a titah on the findings of JAIS investigations on the DUMC case, which is there were prosetylisation of Muslims.
The fact that PKR Strategist Rafizi Ramli would not include in any of his statements with regards to the point of “Racial and religious tension had been brewing following seizure of more than 300 Alkitab and Bup Kudus by Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) on January 2, with Umno and other Malay groups protesting in front of several churches” is that His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong XIV recently stated in his titah “kalimah Allah is exclusively for Muslims”.
Observing this and Selangor State Government playing its role as a responsible elected government should not cause any avenue for “Racial and religious tension had been brewing following seizure of more than 300 Alkitab and Bup Kudus by Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS)”.
PKR Strategist Rafizi said in this media conference that they have “To throw spanner to the works so that they have to relook their strategy”. It is very unclear how Anwar Ibrahim got PKR to manipulate the democratic electoral process would justify for their morbid justification to check against UMNO.
When they run out of logic, continue to perpetuate lies as their habitual ‘business as usual’ trait and as a reaction, staunch PKR supporters and activists start to express their dismay, it is evidently clear that the party is unable to continue represent the interest of the rakyat.