Monday, March 24, 2008

Enter the Royals Pt. 2

(Source: Malaysiakini)

I refused to jump in the DAP's Lim Kit Siang bashing bandwagon last week when he advised his Perak ADUNs to stay away from the swearing in ceremony. It was indeed a bad call and Lim was called biadap or disrespectful but he has subsequently apologised to the Regent of Perak.

Anyway, short of lèse majesté or whatever, what does one make of the above Terengganu ADUNs or state assemblymen (photo) who has chosen to spurn their ruler's choice of Mentri Besar? Malaysiakini reports that prime minister Abdullah Badawi has declared "unconstitutional" the appointment of Ahmad Said as the new Terengganu MB, in a "rare showdown with the nation's royal rulers". The NST has also said in an editorial that an unhappy relationship between the MB and royal rulers could only result in "trouble and acrimony".

This "Mexican standoff" has had precedents in the past and these hotshot ADUNs from Terengganu should take note that they can come and go but HRH the Sultan, who is also the present Yang di Pertuan Agong, will still be there. His place is guaranteed under the federal constitution unless Pak Lah has the balls to turn this country into a republic or something.

It promises to be a very interesting week ahead indeed.

... is coming !


  1. The goons in the photo are a motley crew!
    Me thinks that they may not be very loyal and may mutiny, or abandon the UMNO ship before too long.

  2. whats left for you, patrick badawi. your PGCC is now in deep freeze. and even your terrenganu playground is ightly frozen by the Sultan.
    have a nice drink in Vegas, Patrick to drown your sorrows.

  3. I've got the feeling they don't know what they are up against. In fact I don't think they know what they are doing.

  4. AM:

    I think these UMNOputras met their waterloo during the Monsoon when de cup runneth over wit' their GREED. I say RIP to these RATS, even when they abandon UMNO ship,they will drown in their own watery oil siphoned off from Petronas. If they giveth back just 30% of what they stole, our PUMP prices would come down 10%, that's what I've telling my ER, but they no no believe. Maybe Partrick Badwai Lim can explain badder!:( Ripping off rip van wronkled via SIL. One Eat Drink and Be Merry goon image of Daddyooh drowned, may surface in Swan Ribber; now this bunch can join ex-PM so-ON in the state with te ost ex-UMNO renegades with their loot:( They mayhaps will move Zak's Istana there -- lock, stock and floating pork barrel!

  5. captain sir....can or not the sultan banish recalcitrant citizens from his state?

  6. zorro:

    Not too sure whether this is possible or even practical nowadays. I may be wrong but I believe the courts still do this for certain offenses.


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