Monday, 24 March 2008

Sultan Disses Terengganu MP

Frankly speaking, this post should be entitled, "Barisan Nasional disses The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong" because that's what it really is.

You certainly won't see this in the BN controlled mainstream media.

Malaysia's ruling party in tussle with palace over state chief

A political crisis was developing in Malaysia on Sunday after royalty in one of the country's states appointed a new chief minister in defiance of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's wishes.

Terengganu is the only state that has yet to install a government head 14 days after elections in which Abdullah's United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)-led ruling coalition suffered its worst ever results.

Abdullah's weakened Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition retained control of the northern state's assembly but his nominee for chief minister, incumbent Idris Jusoh, was unacceptable to the palace, who appointed UMNO assemblyman Ahmad Said instead.

"Ahmad Said has been appointed as the new chief minister and we are in the midst of stripping him of UMNO membership because he has defied the wishes of the party and president," UMNO state liaison secretary Rosol Wahid told AFP.

"We have already submitted a memorandum to the palace indicating that 22 out of the 24 BN state assemblymen support Idris Jusoh as chief minister," he said.

Rosol said members of the assembly were also planning a no-confidence motion against Ahmad.

The Sultan of Terengganu is at present the Malaysian King and has by law delegated his powers to his son who is only eight years old and so co-reigns with a three-member Regency Advisory Council.

Ahmad received his appointment letter from the Council early Sunday morning and is scheduled to be sworn in on Wednesday, according to palace officials.

Analysts say the clash between the Terengganu palace and Abdullah's government is symptomatic of the prime minister's weakened position after the large poll losses.

"Abdullah was already weak to begin with and the crisis in Terengganu it just shows how much more worse off his position is," Tricia Yeo, who heads the centre for public policy studies, told AFP.

"It shows the rampant infighting within the party that is now preventing the government from getting down to rule the country," she added.

"It is definitely a low point for UMNO."

It seems that UMNO can do no right.

As far as I can remember, this is the first time a Sultan has disagreed with Barisan Nasional's choice of candidate as Menteri Besar.

This time, the Sultan happens to be the Agong, the supreme ruler.

It doesn't seem to worry UMNO the least bit to go against his wishes in spite of all the thrashing they've received in the hands of the citizens.

The concept of "Daulat Tuanku" is the last thing on their minds.

This is beyond menderhaka. This is flashing a finger to the YDP Agong when they boycott his decision to appoint Ahmad Said as MB of Terengganu.

In fact, it has ascended to the very heights of super-biadap!

Of course, it's very interesting that the Agong flatly refused to re-appoint the incumbent, Idris Jusoh.

The news on the ground is that Idris Jusoh was hopelessly corrupted and practised blatant discrimination against those constituencies in Terengganu that were under the rule of PAS.

And then, his deplorable handling of the Batu Buruk issue evidently did not go unnoticed.

The Sultan of Terengganu obviously had been observing in silence. The Constitution provides that he does not issue public statements, so we generally have no idea of his stand on certain issues.

But I think his action has spoken volumes this time.


stupidmalaysia said...

The Agung is tired of Badawi and Patrick Badawi taking Terengganu for a ride.

Idris Jusoh after all is a mere running dog for Patrick Badawi.

As for UMNO members still loyal to UMNO, after this debacle, I wonder who's really menghina Raja Melayu, this time around they are dissing The Agung.

Crankshaft said...

You're right as usual, mate. This is big time menghina. But since it is BN who's doing it, it must somehow be justified.

I dropped by your site. And yeah, there is no love lost between the Malay Rulers and UMNO.

Zanie said...

Yes menderhaka they just did. If this happen in the ancient time when the sultan had an absolute rule, the traitors would be beheaded in public!
I am a common terengganu folk, I feel so ashamed of these bastards plus the stupid PM of ours. I'm ashamed to uncle Lim Kit Siang because as we told him to respect the sultan, the malays themselves show otherwise. This is a full disgrace!

Crankshaft said...

Releks la. We all sama-sama hantam Lim Kit Siang as Malaysians, regardless of whether we are Malay, Chinese or Indian.

And we all respect the sultan. These UMNO guys just kurang ajar je.

yapchongyee said...

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I have been trying over a period 2 years to publicise the abuse of power by Court of Appeal Judge Dato Zainon binti Mohd. Ali. She adjudicated my wife’s case Re : Originating Petition No. D2-26-41 OF 2001 ; Lim Choi Yin v. McLaren Saksama (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd

I graduated in law from the University of Singapore in 1967 and practised at the Malaysian Bar from 1968 to 1978 when I emigrated to Australia. Therefore, I do have a professional knowledge of the law of Malaysia.

In 2001 my wife took out a petition in the KL High Court and the said petition was adjudicated by Judge Dato Zainon binti Mohd. Ali. She abused her power as the presiding judge and acted to AID & ABET THE THREE respondents Stephen Lim Cheng Ban, Wong Kem Chen and Kwong Sea yoon. The respondents perjured in their supporting affidavits applying for security for costs and Stephen Lim in a subsequent and 2nd APLICATION FOR STRIKING OUT SAID PETITION supported his application for striking out with documents that were clearly forged but Judge Zainon binti Mohd. Ali unjustly forbid & refused my wife’s application for leave to cross examine the respondents both for PERJURY & FORGERY on their supporting affidavits; in spite of my wife’s affidavits charging respondents for the said criminal offences and she supported her supporting affidavits with COPIES OF 3 POLICE reports charging respondents with perjury & forgery

Please take particular notice that the security for costs was enforced by respondents and my wife paid to respondents ringgit 60,000 in accordance with terms of court Order; and after payment of said security for costs; judge Zainon binti Mohd. Ali went on to approve the respondents 2nd application for striking out of petition WITHOUT EVEN AN ORDER TO SET ASIDE THE ORDER FOR SECURITY FOR COSTS. For the purpose of this letter only because I intend to publish this letter on the internet I will charge Judge Dato Zainon binti Mohd. Ali for having committed the OFFENCE OF MALFEASANCE Judge Zainon binti Mohd. Ali is deemed to have committed the offence of Malfeasance because she refused to give leave to my wife to cross examine the respondents Stephen Lim Cheng Ban for fabricating false evidence, perjury, in the case of Wong Kem Chen and Kwong Sea Yoon for perjury. She also is deemed to have committed Malfeasance when as refused to set down said petition for hearing AFTER MY WIFE HAD PAID RINGGIT 60,000 TOWARDS ENFORCING ORDER FOR SECURITY FOR COSTS. Please take note that the offence of Malfeasance is committed by the act of omission and in this case, the most obvious case is that of her refusal to set the petition for hearing AFTER SECURITY FOR COSTS IS PAID.
I have openly stated that Judge Zainon binti Mohd. Ali is because the EVIDENCE THAT WILL CONVICT HER FOR THE OFFENCE ALREADY EXIST IN THE COURT FILES OF SAID PETITION’ namely, the 2 conflicting court orders for security for costs and order for striking out said petition existing together and without any order for setting aside of the 1st order for security for costs. I have done this so that it will be a defence for anyone who will publish this letter that he is stating the truth.


I read in Mr Din Merican’s posts that your excellency had written a book that touted the need for judicial independence (although I have not read your book), and I am publishing this letter on the internet. You have been appointed by PM to restore the DIGNITY AND PROFESSIONLISM AND ETHICS OF THE MALAYSIAN JUDICIARY. From my perspective there is no need to reform anything because the laws of Malaysia is sufficiently adequate to be the basis of a just and law abiding society, BUT WHAT IS NEEDED IS RESPECT OF THE LAW BY HIGH COURT JUDGES AND THE MANDATORY ACCOUNTABILITY TO ENFORCE THE LAW AS IS. In this sense Judge Zainon binti Mohd. Ali must face criminal prosecution for malfeasance for the moment and others later.

I need to quote 2 passages from a posts in Mr Din Merican’s blogg. ;

(1)The final test is whether our judges are legal experts. An independent judiciary would be meaningless if judges were incompetent in applying the law. For the judiciary to inspire public confidence, its membership must reflect excellence. Lawyers who are deemed distinguished legal specialists by their peers and the Bench would then feel honoured to have been selected.

To recite all my charges made against Judge Zainon binti Mohd. Ali is much too long because I have made too many posts on my own blogg at; suffice to say that judge Zainon binti Mohd. Ali’s knowledge of the law is ZERO,! ZILGE ! For all my charges that are posted on my blogg relating to the total INCOMPETENCE AND ABSENSE OF LEGAL LEARNING OF JUDGE ZAINON BINTI MOHD. ALI I WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM TO DEFEND MYSELF BASED ON THE DEFENSE OF TRUTH.

YAB TAN SERI Zaid Ibrahim, you will have no problem if you are truthful and sincere to want to reform the Malaysian Judiciary because the laws the ENFORCE JUDICIAL INTERGRITY & PROFESSIONALISM IS ALREADY IN PLACE, ONLY THE WILL OF THE BN GOVERNMENT TO ENFORCE IT REMAINS.

(2) The second point that I want to make is : Last and definitely not the least is “integrity” and he went on to describe what I believe is lacking in our judiciary: integrity to Viscount Kilmuir, extends beyond not taking bribes but includes more subtle “integrity of the intellect” which means never advancing a dishonest argument,or shirking awkward facts just because they raise difficult problems.This 2nd point is self explaining and need no commentry.
This letter will be sent to YB Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah, leader of the opposition and YB Miss Fong Po Kuan MP for Batu Gajah.
Sincerely, yapchongyee
All Copies will be faxed except for those with their own blogg and this letter will be posted there.
Copy : The Attorney General, Malaysia, Chief Judge Malaya, President & Secretary Bar Council of Malaysia, to all legal practitioners randomly.