22 May 2009

Now why am I not surprised with today's judgment on the Nizar vs Zambry case? Oh yeah, my friend Raja Petra Kamarudin already wrote all about this in details at his The Corridors of Power column. The Perak debacle just cannot go on forever. There must be a stop to all this madness. It's hurting BN-UMNO's image big time. People are not going to forget or forgive the 3 greedy frogs who started all this in the first place, the historic assembly under the tree and the images of the Perak state assembly speaker being physically dragged out of his seat will be forever etched in the minds of the people. The rakyat's sentiment today in Perak and in the country at the moment is very much anti-UMNO/BN. Pakatan Rakyat will have ample ammunition to use at every by-election until 2013 if this mess is not solved quick.

The rumor mills is widely speculating that the Perak state assembly will be dissolved after all in the near future. But it will be the illegitimate MB, Zambry 'Pele' Gandhi Mandela the one asking for the dissolution, not Nizar. Nizar will lose the appeal at the court to give BN some face-saving. Then when Zambry did ask for the dissolution, it will show that BN (Najib) is not that power-hungry after all. Look, we did listen to the people's wish - is that caring or what? So the state assembly (DUN) is dissolved paving the way for a state-wide election. But it is BN who will be the caretaker government going to the polls. They will, like always shamelessly use all the resources available to them to the hilt for this election, money, state government machinery plus the already formidable muscle of the federal government (media, federal machinery and more money) too woo and bribe the people.

But you know what? Despite all that they are still going to loose the state election in Perak the way the lost in Permatang Pauh, Kuala Terengganu, Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau. I predict BN will retain at most 10 seats while Pakatan shall wipe all the rest clean thus commanding a 2/3 majority.

I do hope Pakatan will field better candidates than they did in 2008. We certainly don't want the specter of the 3 frogs happening again anytime in the future. The people will vote for any party but BN therefore it is their job to field a truly clean candidate. Not someone who can be bought with 25 million or a Camry. By the way I'm curious about the fate of those 3 frogs come the election. Let's see if they still got the balls to face their electorates after what they have done. And surely UMNO/BN would not be foolish enough to nominate them again as candidates for this election. It would be a political suicide. Either way I can safely say their political careers are effectively over. They might as well do a Balasubramaniam and goes into hiding overseas along with their newfound riches.

Whatever it is, we will found out soon enough.