Thursday, February 5, 2009

Day to Remember

5th February 2009, is a day to remember in the history of Malaysia politics. Earthquake hits the Perak State Government. In the last general election, 8th March 2008, the people of Perak have denied the ruling political allies at that moment, Barisan Nasional (BN) by electing the opposition parties with a slim majority. This unexpected defeat also stormed 4 other states & had shocked the country. However, this is a good & clear message to BN, where the people are very unsatisfied with their performance especially in tackling corruption & power misuse. The 3 opposition parties was then formed allies, so called Pakatan Rakyat (People’s Allies) & established a coalition state government in Perak. Before they can celebrate their first anniversary of victory, 4 state assemblymen are leaving Pakatan Rakyat, in which 1 crossing over to BN while the other 3 stay “independent” (but choose to side BN). It makes the state assembly seat distribution in a debatable situation, 28 Pakatan Rakyat, 28 BN & 3 independent (pro BN). Again, Perak become the national focus in this sudden collapse of government & this issue has hurt millions of Malaysian heart where the dirty political trick being used to overthrown a people-elected government without feeling guilty. Thousands of angry & disappointed supporters was gathered in the Perak Chief Minister residence to protest the immoral tactic of restoring power.

A banner in the Chief Minister Residence compound: "Dissolve the State Assembly. Return the power to the people".

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