Perak - what a mess. A total mess. The Dewan sitting recently turned into a fracas because everyone wanted to talk and show his side is stronger than the other, yet no one wanted to listen. And I am not talking about just Pakatan Rakyat or Barisan Nasional, I am talking about both State Assemblymen from PR and BN.
As many have noted, we have only seen such scuffles and rowdiness in the Taiwan parliament, but to see it on our own shores, albeit Perak State Assembly, was sheer lunacy and shameful. We have been talking about decorum and how a Wakil Rakyat should behave in and out of Dewan. What I saw was crazy. I would propose that even if there were another snap state election, these individuals who hurled abuses, jumped on the tables and shouted at each other during the Dewan sitting, irregardless of whether they are from PR or BN, should be barred from contesting. We do not want hooligans in the Dewan or as our Wakil Rakyats.
The court has also made its decision. Fine, I can understand BN appealing. However, I am of the opinion that BN should and must accept whatever decision made gracefully, even if it means losing the state for now. PR must also do the same after the Appeals Court makes its decision.
BN is losing more than just Perak right now, and potentially will lose more than just Perak if this lunacy goes on. Public sentiment in Perak especially is quite negative on us. I have to also say that if there were to be a snap state election in Perak as demanded by PR, chances are BN will lose at this point in time.
Maybe I am naive and I do not know all the facts and figures, but maybe BN should think of exiting Perak for now gracefully, and live on to fight on. PR must now realise the faults and weaknesses they had and did that led to the wakil rakyats jumping to independents, and they must realise by now that BN and the Rakyat will continuously and critically examine each and every of their moves and decisions in running Perak.
Let us not be in the position where we win a battle but yet lose the war.
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