Ada apa dengan 16hb September (1) – Implikasi lompat

From The Star Online

Academician: Govt By crossovers would make us laughing stocks

By Shira Habibu

ALOR STAR: Malaysia would be a laughing stock to the world if the government is toppled through crossovers, said an academician.

Universiti Utara Malaysia College of Law, Government and International Studies research and post-graduate dean Prof Dr Mohd Mustafa Ishak said such tactics to topple the government were unheard of in developed countries.

“Such episodes may occur in Third World countries that are still grappling with the democratic system.

“If it happens here we will definitely be a laughing stock, as we will be seen as having a Third World political mentality,” he said.

Malaysia must show the world that it is politically mature and that its MPs are people with integrity, he said in response to Permatang Pauh MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s claim that the Pakatan Rakyat coalition was on track to take control of the government by Sept 16.

Anwar should not resort to “backdoor” tactics to fulfil his ambition to be a Prime Minister, he said.

It would be a mockery to the democratic system if a handful of MPs are given the “power” to change the electorate’s mandate, he said.

“Which coalition should rule the country should be decided by the electorate, and not by a handful of MPs who cross over to make up numbers.

“The majority of the electorate gave the mandate to Barisan Nasional to rule the country in the recent general election,” he added.

If Anwar went ahead with his plans to stage a political coup, he would ruin the foundation of the country’s political system, Mohd Mustafa said.

“It would open the gateway to instability, as MPs can keep crossing over from one side to another at their whim and fancy or when given candy,” he said, adding that “people power” should prevail in a democratic system.

Akhir-akhir ini semangat demokrasi diperlekehkan, menukar kerajaan ini disangka seperti menukar baju sahaja. Tidak semudah itu, kita cuba bincang apa implikasi jika kerajaan ditukar tidak melalui pilihanraya yang sah.

1. Sudah tentu, pihak yang disabotaj (i.e BN) akan melancarkan ‘perang’ habis-habisan, tidak mungkin BN akan duduk diam melihatkan mandat yang diberikan rakyat diambil begitu sahaja.

2. Isu etika dan moral dalam berpolitik, tidak perlu saya jelaskan dengan lebih panjang. Apabila DSAI ditanya mengenai moral disebalik tindakan beliau yang bermati-matian ingin memancing MP BN melompat ke PKR, beliau mempertikaikan tatacara pilihanraya yang didakwanya SPR diperalatkan, undi hantu dsb. Betul atau tidak tuduhan-tuduhan tersebut, saya ingin tegaskan, two wrongs doesn’t make one right.

3. Wujud ketidakstabilan ekonomi, politik dan sosial atas dasar;

  • PR masih belum bersatu sebagai sebuah pakatan yang sah. Dan masih belum lagi muncul dengan agenda-agenda yang dipersetujui bersama. Ambil contoh mudah PAS dan DAP, bagaimana mereka ingin bersetuju pada agenda pokok mereka, satu sekular, satu lagi negara hukum Islam.
  • Kesan ketidakstabilan politik, menyebabkan kemerosotan FDI ke Malaysia. Untuk pengetahuan, saya mendapat maklumat beberapa pelabur Irish mengambil sikap tunggu dan lihat kerana bimbang dengan keadaan politik tidak menentu di Malaysia sekarang.
  • Jika lompat parti diluar pilihanraya umum menjadi kebiasaan, saya fikir tidak perlulah M’sia amalkan demokrasi melalui pilihanraya setiap 3-4 tahun. Jika tidak suka, lompat sahaja dan tukar kerajaan. Adakah ini corak politik yang kita mahukan pada masa hadapan?
  • Saya melihat permainan politik Malaysia sekarang penuh risiko, satu pihak mengeluarkan kenyataan perkauman, satu pihak lagi terus mengapi-apikan perkauman. Tiada saya ingin menuduh, hakikatnya amalan politik sekarang menuju politik tidak bertulangkan moral (agama) dan nasionalisme seperti dahulu.

4.Elok sekiranya kita bersetuju pada pendapat bahawa kita harus rasional dalam berpolitik. Tujuan politik adalah siasah iaitu urus tadbir. Tentunya jika tidak rasional, bagaimana mahu adil?

5. Atas alasan itu jugalah saya ingin menyatakan kekesalan terhadap sesetengah pihak yang obses serta taksub keterlaluan, bagi saya obsesi ada batasannaya.

7. Dalam wawancara Naib Presiden PAS, Muhammad Sabu dengan malaysiakini, beliau juga seperti tidak bersetuju dengan kemungkinan PR mengambil alih Kerajaan Persekutuan melalui pintu belakang.

“Saya tidak kisah pada mereka yang yakin (pada usaha Anwar), tetapi secara peribadi saya nampak tidak berapa kuat kerajaan kita (kerajaan PR).”

“Tidak kuat dan tidak wibawa. Sebab dulu kita pun tidak setuju dengan 2 ahli Semangat 46 yang melompat (kepada UMNO) di Kelantan.”

“Kita kata macam-macam kepada mereka (UMNO). Jadi macamana kita hendak tubuh kerajaan dengan orang melompat?”

8. Saya risau dengan perkembangan Malaysia yang kita sayangi. Negara berada dilandasan yang tepat untuk mencapai wawasan 2020. Jangan biarkan politikus-politikus yang tamak dan rakus menidakkan hak dan peluang golongang masa hadapan untuk menikmati Malaysia yang lebih baik.

Pautan berkaitan:

The Star: Government by crossover would make us laughing stocks

Malaysiakini: PAS tunggu dan lihat 16hb Sept

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12 responses to “Ada apa dengan 16hb September (1) – Implikasi lompat

  1. Saya ingat prof akan kehilagan kerja kalau terus ckp macam ni bahalol punya prof.

  2. Monday, September 8, 2008
    Anwar’s secret Trojan horse- Malaysiakini

    The Real Judas

    Anwar Ibrahim wants BN to think the defections before 16 September are going to come from Sabah and Sarawak. This explains the focus and frenzy surrounding MPs from East Malaysia. Their movements are being monitored, text messages have been swirling about en bloc defections and some, like Yong Teck Lee and Bernard Giluk Dompok, have been dropping broad hints about wanting to abandon the BN ship.

    But the unsuspecting BN leadership is completely unaware of Anwar’s actual game plan. Sabah and Sarawak are the great diversions – Anwar’s red herrings. Sure, he may eventually end up with some defectors from East Malaysia, but the real trigger that he wants to pull will be right under UMNO’s nose. For Anwar, he needs to start with a bang. Something that will cause all other smaller component parties to tremble and quake in their boots leaving them with little choice but to jump en masse.

    What Anwar wants to do is to show that he can go for the big scalps. Not your SAPP or UPKO small number of MPs, but from the senior UMNO front bench. What better way of triggering a mass exodus from BN than to show that you have top leaders from BN’s biggest party crossing over into PKR? This is the big bang that Anwar has been working on. Two or three front benchers from UMNO plus five other second tier leaders will be enough to precipitate chaos and panic within the BN ranks. It will be the catalyst of a free-for-all ship abandonment as though sailors have spotted a plague-infested rat on deck.

    So, who has Anwar marked as the real Judas in this most audacious of power grab in the history of Malaysian politics. Its not that difficult to answer. Think of someone most hard done by Abdullah Badawi and Najib Razak’s gentleman’s agreement to transfer power in 2010. Someone who had political wind in his sails after the March election only to now see his future in doubt as UMNO gets ready to pick younger leaders in its annual congress. Someone who way back when, had the most coziest of cozy relationship with Anwar.

    Yes, Anwar is targeting Muhyiddin Yassin to be the Judas. Muhyiddin is said to have lined up at least three other front benchers and a handful more from the back benches. Many of these MPs are fed up of both Abdullah and Najib, and see the grass being far greener with Anwar. Many of them were also ardent Anwaristas when the Opposition Leader was climbing up the greasy pole of UMNO politics.

    These crossovers are said to be mutually beneficial in more ways than one. Anwar knows that the current composition of Pakatan MPs in Parliament is almost half Malay and half non-Malay. If he only manages to woo non-Malay BN MPs to defect, he will effectively head a non-Malay dominated government. This would be hard for the Malay-majority electorate to accept not to mention institutions like the royalty, military, armed forces and civil service. Anwar, therefore, desperately needs Malay MPs to defect from BN. In order for this to happen, he needs a Malay BN leader with enough seniority to attract others to follow suit. Hence, Muhyiddin.

    But that’s not all. Anwar has already over-promised his buddies in DAP. He knows that he has to make Lim Kit Siang one of his Deputy Prime Ministers. That’s not going to sit well with Malays, whether they are UMNO, PAS or PKR supporters. Regardless of the muhibbah rhetoric coming out of Pakatan and its acceptance by the Bangsar Starbucks Melayu, the heartland and grunt Malays cannot stand Kit Siang. To them he and his party stand for everything that is anti-Malay.

    That being the case, Anwar has to counter-balance Kit Siang’s appoitment as DPM with a heavyweight Malay politician as another deputy. Of course he could appoint Hadi Awang and complete the unholy trinity of Pakatan parties as PM and two DPMs, and he probably would offer Hadi the post anyway. But he knows that Hadi cannot be trusted. After all, it is Hadi and Nasharuddin Mat Isa that almost tore PAS out of Pakatan with their secret rendezvous with Abdullah

    Anwar has neither forgiven nor forgotten this act of betrayal by Hadi. He also knows that during the Permatang Pauh by-election, it wasn’t Hadi that came to pinch hit for him in the last few days to turn Malay opinion around in the light of Saiful Bukhari’s religious oath that he was buggered by Anwar. Hadi came briefly, gave a 10 minute speech complaining of a cough and hot footed it out of there. Instead it was Nik Aziz Nik Mat that came to Anwar’s rescue, using his aura as a pondok alim to persuade the faithful in Permatang Pauh not to believe Saiful’s oath.

    Anwar’s preferred choice as DPM from PAS is not an MP.. He is the man that whispers instructions into Nik Aziz’s ear and he was the most senior PAS leader present when Anwar was declared winner after all the votes were tallied. Husam Musa cannot, for now, join a federal government because of state duties in Kelantan, but he is very much the bridge that Anwar wants to cultivate in PAS.

    So with the bad blood between Anwar and Hadi, even if Anwar offers Hadi a DPM post it would be out of courtesy to keep Pakatan together. Which means he would need another senior Malay leader to be a third deputy and the de facto most senior deputy with Anwar’s full confidence and trust. He could appoint Azmin, but many would be uncomfortable with that prospect. So who better than Muhyiddin – a senior cabinet minister with experience in government. An UMNO warlord who can attract support from UMNO Malays and prevent Anwar from looking too dependent on non-Malay support. And most crucially, someone who Anwar trusts because back in the days of Anwar as DPM, when he said jump, Muhyiddin jumped..

    If BN leaders are looking at East Malaysia for potential jumpers, they are looking far away from where the threat really is. Anwar has secured Muhyiddin and its merely a matter of timing. Muhyddin has to deliver Anwar a handsome number of MPs in return for being made DPM under Anwar. That, according to sources, is underway and the count is increasing by the day.

    The plan is simple yet clever. Obvious yet deceptive. BN is about to lose the kingdom from right under its nose.

  3. Such episodes may occur in Third World countries that are still grappling with the democratic system.

    “If it happens here we will definitely be a laughing stock, as we will be seen as having a Third World political mentality,” he said.
    (Quote from above)

    Since when, are we regarded as 1st world nation. We too belong to the 3rd world developing nation.

  4. ” PR masih belum bersatu … ” Screeeeeechhhh!

    Stop there.

    Kakakaka … solve your own infighting between UMNO Ahmad Ismail supporters, component parties Gerakan and MCA before speaking of ‘bersatu’.

  5. Is getting into power by crossovers less moral (for it is legal as the law stands) than the following:

    1. At the barrel of the gun, post 1969?
    2. Intimidation since then with the May 13 bogey?
    3. Creating an EC which has been little more than a government department?
    4. Using every resource of government to support the BN election machinery throughout, including in March 8 and PP, in clear contravention of the law of the land (Indira Ghandi went to jail for this in India)
    5. Bribing the Malay population by the gross abuse of the NEP, which was never created for the Malays alone, but for all poor Malaysians?
    6. By using Islam to fool the people by lying that were it not for UMNO, Islam would perish in Malaysia?
    7. And, of course, the employment of lies after lies to hoodwink the people?

    In comparison to all of the above (and much more, I am sure), what is so immoral about forming a government by crossovers?

    Really the BN guys are so bereft of intellect in their arguments and positions that it is astounding.

    Can’t they see that whatever Anwar is, he has changed the language of Malaysian politics from Malay supremacy (i.e., the master-slave dichotomy) to:

    A Malay child is my child;
    A Chinese child is my child;
    An Indian child is my child;

    Support Anwar and the PK, if for nothing else, then that! Get rid of the corrupt UMNO/BN status quo, for that is the right thing to do. No one promises paradise thereafter, but a chance to never again talk of Malays being masters and non-Malays being slaves in the land of their birth (and for many generations over).

    As to becoming (future tense) a laughing stock, der we are already so, and for so many, many reasons, including producing such Madaya Professors like Dr Mohd Mustafa Ishak! Kah, kah, kah!

    LJ

  6. sedara, stop being in a denial state. focus on rebranding ur party, and what it can offer to rakyat, rather than blogging about discrediting anwar and pakatan. jangan sibuk nak selak kain orang, kain sendiri terlondeh… ;p

    Gerakan P Pinang putus hubungan dengan Umno negeri
    Sep 9, 08 12:33am

    Gerakan Pulau Pinang mengadakan mesyuarat tergempar semalam ekoran sidang akhbar yang diadakan oleh ketua Umno Bukit Bendera, Datuk Ahmad Ismail di mana seorang pemimpin Umno bertindak mengoyak gambar bekas ketua menteri, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.

    Dalam mesyuarat tergempar itu, kata Dr Koh, Gerakan Pulau Pinang mengambil keputusan untuk memutuskan hubungan dengan Umno negeri tersebut.

    Beliau turut membidas Ahmad yang didakwa membuat kenyataan yang menyinggung orang Cina kerana “telah menukar kesilapan peribadinya kepada konflik dan krisis antara parti-parti komponen BN dan yang paling teruk lagi, antara masyarakat”.

    Menurut Dr Koh lagi, tindakan penyokong Ahmad menurun, mengoyak dan memijak gambarnya, bukan sahaja dilihat sebagai tindakan yang tidak menghormati dan menghina beliau, tetapi juga keseluruhan parti dan BN.

    Dalam sidang akhbar pada jam 10.30 malam tadi, Dr Koh berkata, pemimpin dan ahli Gerakan amat terperanjat dan marah dengan perbuatan tersebut,

    Menurutnya, mereka kecewa dan sedih kerana ramai pemimpin badan perhubungan Umno negeri yang hadir di situ, telah membiarkan kenyataan dan perbuatan yang tidak bertanggungjawab seumpama itu.

    Dr Koh juga berkata, amaran Ahmad supaya masyarakat Cina tidak bersikap seperti orang Yahudi di Amerika yang mahu menguasai ekonomi dan politik, sebagai tidak bertanggungjawab dan tidak harus dibangkitkan sama sekali.

  7. to Dr. Vijay,

    Yes we are not 1st world nation (no such term, developed nations mind you)
    and no third world developing nation term either….it’s either third world (like most African and some Latin American countries) or developing nations like us.

    Choose your words wisely brother…

  8. watch… & learn….

  9. aku,

    Denial state? Are u denying the fact that hijacking Fed Gov via ‘back door’ is not immoral and unethical? You are in fact in denial state yourself. What is wrong is wrong. No Anwars or Abdullahs can make a wrong right. Period.

    Jangan selak kain orang, kain sendiri terlondeh? Maybe you can ask uncrowded (or is it you?) he had tasted the bitter medicine, since it happened to him (or you) too many times. Read his comments. FYI, read up what I think on Ahmad’s statement, did i say rather idiotic of him to say that ..

    Jebon,

    Thanks, words if inappropriately chosen may mislead the meaning of a sentence, sometimes it takes away the credibility of those who uttered them too.

  10. PR’s so called ‘back door’ approach is immoral and unethical. So what. Often in life we face crossroads. Choosing the lesser of two evils. Nothing is perfect. I’d rather NOT live in a country ruled by mobster-like racist leaders igniting fear and threats like there’s no tomorrow. It amuses me how you can speak up and justify for such a racist and corrupted party.

  11. My justification is not in defense of umno, though i did not agree when you say umno is a racist party. Is it wrong to have a party which fight for the rights of a particular race? I wonder what is your view on feminist activist? Are they sexist or they are they just fighting for their rights? We are divided by race, sex and religion. However, divided doesn’t necessarily mean disunited.

    Corruptions is not exclusive only to UMNO. Look at recent cases, 2 PKR Excos nabbed for accepting rasuah money. One UMNO state assemblyman caught by BPR in Negri, can i say PKR is corrupted too. Hmm justification on lesser evil applied here? You have to get my point right, I’m standing for democracy, if a party like UMNO, PKR, PAS, DAP etc is going against democracy, so there goes my respect to them.

    There are laws to abide, rules to follow.. I’m sure PR can stage a vote of no confidence, or even use Dewan Rakyat to oust Pak Lah if they think our PM is not doing any good to the country. Should that not materialise, their time will come in GE-13, if and only if the people give them the mandate.

  12. Your thinking simply does’nt concur with the masses.The masses are expecting for immediate change……inevitably malaysian are waitting for a new dawn.Wo’nt you agree.You seem to have had a concussion or something.

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