Bersih 4 organisers, who are very closely affiliated with the Chinese Chauvinist DAP, should stop hoodwinking the Malaysan pubic using BERSIH street demonstration but instead use the current political storm to test the outcome of democracy through the augur Dewan Rakyat.
After all, their sordid drama of “Unfair elections” isn’t really genuine since they accepted the election system outcome and DAP, PKR and PAS used the legitimacy of the past two GEs and claimed the right to form the respective state governments.
DAP has since March 2008 ruled Penang and PKR ruled Selangor. PAS, which is a trued jaded benefactor of the same election system then and now, has been in power in Kelantan since Novermber 1990.
The Opposition has been persistently harping that they would want to table a motion in the upcoming October Parliamentary session to moot a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak.
Pro-Anwarista news portal story:
Kit Siang stresses need for no-confidence vote against Najib
By LOOI SUE-CHERN
Published: 25 August 2015 3:11 PM
As the political and economic situation gets more worrying, DAP today reiterated the need to table a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in Parliament.
DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had assured yesterday that any no-confidence move against the prime minister was neither criminal nor a police concern.
This, the DAP veteran said, would allow a proper and less inhibited discussion on the alternatives to the present Najib administration.
He said the safest bet now was to assume that only some 75 to 78 opposition MPs would take a common position on the motion with the balance having to be made up from Umno and Barisan Nasional MPs.
“Although DAP, PKR and PAS have 88 MPs, it will be foolhardy for anyone to assume that the 21 MPs from PAS would all support a vote of no-confidence against Najib unless there was clear and specific directive from PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
“Are there at least 35 Umno BN MPs who are prepared to join with the opposition MPs on a ‘Save Malaysia’ agenda including the no-confidence motion against Najib?” he said in a press conference at the Penang DAP headquarters today.
Last month, Hadi reportedly said PAS would consider the necessity of the no-confidence vote, although his remark was reported as telling PAS MPs to stay out of it.
However, last week, PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said PAS would support a no-confidence vote against Najib.
BN as a whole has 134 MPs – 88 from Umno and 46 from its component parties.
Lim said if Najib was removed in a no-confidence vote, the government could have a new prime minister from Umno’s ranks and the administration could still remain controlled by Umno and BN.
Otherwise, he said the country could be administered by a caretaker government made up of parties, including the non-BN ones, with a prime minister chosen from among all the MPs, until the next polls.
“Such a national or caretaker government is unchartered waters for Malaysia. It may be feasible or otherwise, but all political parties and national players must be prepared to explore such possibilities,” he said.
Lim, who is Gelang Patah MP, also said in view of the latest developments in the country such as the continual plunge of the ringgit, there must be a special Parliament sitting in the first week of September.
He said apart from tabling the no-confidence motion against Najib, the sitting would allow a new chairman and new members to be appointed to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), replacing those promoted to the Cabinet by Najib in his recent Cabinet reshuffle, and resume its probe into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.
“The 1MDB scandal has been described as a ‘one tonne millstone’ which Najib will carry with him wherever he goes. It is also a one tonne milestone for Malaysia, weighing down our economic capabilities and potential,” he said.
Lim said the Bersih 4 rallies this weekend in Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu have come at a especially momentous time in Malaysian history.
He said it was an occasion for all Malaysians, regardless of their background and political beliefs, to acknowledge that the country was facing an unprecedented crisis, and to show their love for the nation and resolve to unite as patriots to seek a national solution in line with the fundamental liberties provided by the constitution.
“For this reason, the various government authorities should extend their full cooperation to ensure the success of Bersih 4 as a Carnival of Democracy and the salvation of Malaysia, instead of issuing threats and warnings.
“Bersih 4 participants are united in their common endeavour and commitment to peaceful and non-violent expression of support for democracy and a united Malaysian nation,” he added. – August 25, 2015
The Police already gave assurance that the motion through the augur house of Dewan Rakyat is neither criminal nor a concern by the law enforcement agency.
The legislators’ of Dewan Rakyat should exercise this right and if they truly represent the rakyat through the Westminister styled Constitutional Monarchy first-past-post-system, then they as MPs could vote to decide whether Prime Minister Najib still enjoy the majority support of Parliament.
The MPs have been given enough exposure about the controversy of the issues on 1MDB and reflect of the constituencies’ stance on the matter to decide whether Prime Minister Najib should be scandalously deposed through the proper and legal means of democracy or continue to lead the Federal Government.
It is also an opportunity to put the test of many outcomes. Whether or not Prime Minister Najib still enjoy the majority if to the total support of BN MPs. And whether or not PAS MPs would throw their support behind the Opposition pact.
Please do away with this mockery of ‘exercising basic human right on the freedom of expression’ and ‘right to assemble’. What is consistent is that BERSIH organisers then (in 2007) till present day do not possess the audacity to respect any of the authorities, even when permission to hold their demonstration have been granted, provided they adhere to the conditions.
What is the point of the dramas and circus stunts, which semi paralysed the city and inconvenience fraction of million daily commuters and dwellers in and out of the city centre and surrounding areas, who could care less about all these political stunts and clowning on the streets?
How did the first three BERSIH street demonstration changed the outcome of their political agenda?
How different is that in tactics, strategy and outcome compared to the series of Black 505 nation-wide rallies staged days after the 13GE was concluded and BN still retain a 133 majority in the Dewan Rakyat, after so much staged pro-Opposition series of demonstrations and rallies?
The fact is that BERSIH is nothing but a platform for political masturbation for these Opposition leaders and their supporters and pro-Opposition individuals masquerading behind NGOs hoodwinking innocent Malaysians with the idealism of their sordid politics.
All of these, at the inconvenience of a bigger majority within the striking range of the city centre and 20 Parliamentary constituencies within Wilayah Persekutuan and surrounding areas in Selangor.
This is not withstanding the waste of public funds through law enforcement authorities to monitor and manage these worthless political stunts and dramas in public areas (even at stadiums) and streets. Of course, there is also the City Hall extra bill for clean ups.
Worse still, it is on the weekend of Hari Kemerdekaan where they plan to invade and adulterate a venue already prepared to receive His Majesty Seri Paduka Yang DiPeruan Agong XIII as the guest of honour of the official Merdeka Day parade next Monday.
If BERSIH 4 still carry through this weekend, then it is evidently clear that the Opposition just want to capitalise any opportunity to create controversy and drama at the expense of everything even there are better and more civilised ways to realise the underlying objective.
Unless the underlying objective is to continue their sordid series of political stunts and irate the majority within the the immediate effect of gross inconvenience, at the expense of so many innocent Klang Valley commuters and dwellers, again and again.
Yet, come what may these politically-bankrupt Opposition leaders would still try to initiate a vote of no confidence.