Auctoritate regis?

In his deep distraught of being asked to leave the MB Kedah, Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Mahathir decided to give a low blow and issued a statement which draw the fundamental question; Did he get the authority to speak on behalf of His Majesty?

NST story:

Mukhriz not backing down, asks party rebels to apologise to Sultan of Kedah

BY MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW –

31 JANUARY 2016 @ 5:01 PM ALOR STAR: Embattled Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir is showing no signs of backing down, despite facing a revolt from within Kedah Umno.

In a strongly-worded statement issued today, Mukhriz described the actions of 12 division chiefs and two deputy chiefs in “dragging” the Youth, Wanita, and Puteri wings chief and young leaders within Umno, to the press conference on Jan 20 as irresponsible.

“As a matter of fact, several of those present said that they were not informed beforehand the purpose and contents of the statement made.

“I believe that the pressure (in calling for me to be sacked as Menteri Besar and state Umno chairman) does not represent the majority voice of Umno members, and more importantly, the people of Kedah,” he said.

Mukhriz said the actions of the group, who had called for his removal, had also cast a shadow on the various celebrations held in conjunction with the birthday of the Sultan of Kedah.

He said the Sultan of Kedah, as well as the Kedah Council of Regency, were offended by the move taken by the group. Mukhriz further lamented that following the press conference, six of nine state executive councillors failed to show up for the scheduled exco meeting last Wednesday, “which clearly violates the rules of their appointment as civil servants, as well as the oath taken before the ruler.”

Mukhriz also asked that the 14 party division chiefs, whether directly or indirectly involved with the press conference on Jan 20, and the six state executive councillors who were absent from the meeting, to apologise to the Sultan of Kedah and the council members.

“Until this crisis is resolved, all state executive councillors and state assemblymen have to carry out their responsibilities they have been entrusted with,” he stated.

The rice bowl state has been plunged into crisis, following a declaration by state Umno leaders, led by Kedah Umno deputy chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, that they had lost confidence and faith in Mukhriz’s leadership as MB and state Umno chairman, and asked for an immediate change.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/01/125054/mukhriz-not-backing-down-asks-party-rebels-apologise-sultan-kedah

**************

The press statement is here:

This defiance would not stop the fact that Mukhriz is on the way out. 14 of out 15 UMNO Division Chiefs want him out. 19 ADUNs signed SD to state that they no longer support him as MB, which translate of losing majority control of DUN.

It is no secret that the power civil servants of Kedah Civil Service (KCS) no longer co-operative with Mukhriz as Mentor Besar. And the nail to the coffin, on Friday after MT UMNO meeting party President Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak said the Council of Regent accepted all nominees for the next MB.

Prime Minister Najib also did have the audience His Majesty for the matter already. It means that the matter was sought to be resolved through the proper channels.

It is expected that Mukhriz had to be dragged out with his feet kicking around. However, the baffling question is did Mukhriz obtain authority to use the phrase “Turut murka”?

Raja Petra asked the paramount question of ‘Save Kedah or Save Mukhriz?’.

Menteri Besars being asked to leave prematurely isn’t something new. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad himself 20 years ago got then Tan Sri Osman Aroff to go and installed then Dato’ Seri Sanusi Junid instead.

Agenda Daily story:

Bekas MB minta Mukhriz akur… cerita pengalamannya diminta undur oleh Tun M

TERAKHIR DIKEMASKINI: 29 JANUARI 2016 BY BH
\
Bekas Menteri Besar Kedah, Tan Sri Osman Aroff yang ‘diundurkan’ daripada jawatannya pada tahun 1996 meminta Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir akur dengan keputusan parti mahu menggantikannya dengan pemimpin lain.
Beliau yang digantikan dengan Tan Sri Sanusi Junid oleh Perdana Menteri ketika itu, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad juga minta pihak yang terbabit tidak mengaitkan krisis UMNO Kedah sekarang dengan pihak istana.

Menteri Besar Kedah keenam itu menyarankan semua yang terbabit akur dengan pendirian parti yang sudah membuat keputusan berhubung kedudukan Mukhriz.

Osman berkata, beliau pernah mengalaminya apabila Dr Mahathir selaku Presiden UMNO ketika itu mahukannya meletakkan jawatan walaupun dipertahankan oleh 22 Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Kedah.

Katanya, ketika itu pihak istana tidak pernah campur tangan dan terus berkecuali sehingga isu selesai dengan pengundurannya atas dasar mengikut arahan ketua.

“Di pihak mana sekali pun, jangan guna nama istana kerana setahu saya istana tidak pernah masuk campur dalam urusan politik seperti ini. Sultan Kedah (Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah) tidak pernah ikut campur hal politik, baginda berkecuali,” katanya.

Beliau juga berkata, Kedah berdepan masalah jika Mukhriz terus kekal Menteri Besar tanpa mendapat sokongan dan dokongan parti.

Justeru, beliau minta Presiden UMNO, Datuk Seri Najib Razak segera membuat keputusan bagi menjernihkan kembali keadaan dengan tidak membiarkan kemelut politik negeri berpanjangan.

“Parti di peringkat negeri sudah membuat pendirian hilang kepercayaan kepada pimpinan mereka. Perdana Menteri tidak boleh bertangguh lagi kerana keadaan boleh jadi lebih buruk jika perkara ini dibiarkan berpanjangan. Najib perlu buat keputusan segera.

“Apa yang jelas di sini, jika Menteri Besar kekal tanpa sokongan parti yang mendokongnya, maka pentadbiran negeri Kedah akan berada dalam masalah. Jika bermasalah bagaimana pentadbiran akan berjalan dengan lancar,” katanya.

Sementara itu, beliau membidas dakwaan kononnya Barisan Nasional (BN) akan kalah pada Pilihan Raya Umum (PRU) akan datang jika Mukhriz disingkirkan kerana berpendapat keputusan PRU berdasarkan gerak kerja parti untuk mendekati rakyat.

“Untuk kata muktamad BN akan kalah pada pilihan raya, …itu tidak adil. Kita tidak boleh kata kemenangan itu disebabkan seseorang semata-mata kerana seluruh jentera buat kerja untuk mendapatkan undi rakyat.

“Apa yang penting dalam apa jua keadaan selepas ini, BN perlu kembali mendekati rakyat dan berusaha memenangi hati rakyat bagi menghadapi pilihan raya,” katanya.-29/1/2016

*************

Recently Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and Dato’ Sri Ahmad Said saw the same fate. Of course they were deeply displeased and even slighted badly. However, their defiance did not reach to the level of speaking on behalf if HRH Sultans of the respective state.

Let us hope the defiance would not lead to something that Anwar Ibrahim did and would repeat, is he is in the position today.

Published in: on January 31, 2016 at 18:03  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://bigdogdotcom.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/auctoritate-regis/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: