PAS claims that there are two factions within Perak Umno,one supporting the prime minister and the other his deputy.
Some claim that Perak Umno is not sure whether they should pledge their allegiance to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak or his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin.
These claims come from Perak PAS Youth. The state PAS coordinator Raja Ahmad Iskandar Al-Hiss said Umno in the state is divided into two camps.
Raja Ahmad claimed that one camp is lead by Menteri Besar Zambry Abdul Kadir which supports Najib while the other camp led by former menteri besar Mohammad Tajol Rosli Mohamed Ghazali is with Muhyiddin . (more…)
By Sim Kwang Yang
The Appellate Court decision yesterday to restore BN’s Zambry as the Perak Mentri Besar should not have surprised too many informed Malaysians.
We have lived through the constitutional crisis in 1988, when judicial independence was stripped through constitutional amendments rammed through the Parliament by the BN two-third brute majority. We have lived through the Lingam Tape scandal before the 2008 general election. We have seen half-past-six attempt on judicial reform after the 2008 political tsunami. It is judicial business as usual, Malaysia style.
Even if Nizar gets his written judgement, and he appeals to the Federal Court against the decision of the Appellate Court, what do you think the final decision of the Apex court will be? You want to bet, even for a cup of coffee? (more…)
By Sim Kwang Yang
It seems like the nature of human affairs that persecution is the best engine for growth for some social or political causes.
If the early Christians had not been fed to the lions or slaughtered by the gladiators in the Roman amphitheatres, the religion would perhaps not spread so far and wide in the Roman Empire. Christianity seems to thrive on persecution, beginning with Jesus Christ himself.
Ever since the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) has been outlawed, they have appeared to be divided, and lost for direction. (more…)