Lim Guan Eng To PKR MPSP Councilors: Jangan Berlagak (Do Not Show Off) June 4, 2009Posted by malaysianstory in A New Chapter, Penang.
Tags: Lim Guan Eng, Malaysian Story, MPSP
The boycott by eight PKR MPSP councilors during the swearing-in of Mokhtar Mohd Jait as the new MPSP president is attestation that PKR leaders are power craze. Mokhtar, 53, the former Seberang Perai Utara district officer was appointed by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and was endorsed by PKR new Deputy Chief Minister 1 Dr Mansor Othman. However, the appointment had broken the camel’s back (in this case the camel is PKR whip in MPSP Johari Kassim), as he has been eyeing the post since last year. Johari had led six other friends, except Farid Arshad, to show their dissent by boycotting the ceremony at MPSP head office in Bandar Baru Perda in Bukit Mertajam. Farid who attended the ceremony said he did not agree with what they did as the appointment is the prerogative of Lim as the Chief Minister. “I am insisting that the post belongs to PKR,” Johari said when met by the media before the swearing-in ceremony on Thursday (June 4). Johari statement sounds funny, as there is not provision in the laws to say that the MPSP post belongs to the party. “We have said it from day 1 when the PR government was formed in Penang that the post belongs to us,” Johari said to the bemused newsmen. The visibly upset Lim also took a swipe at the PKR councilors when he said, ‘Jangan berlagak seperti exco kalau bukan exco,” Lim had apparently referring to the two PKT state excos who had agreed to Mokhtar’s appointment but not the eight councilors. This testifies that Johari being the PKR whip in MPSP is more interested to pursue his personal agenda and interests rather than to serve the rakyat. However, many of us fail to see this, as most of us are gullible and easily fooled by the PKR and its leaders. Let’s see if we are still naive and credulous in our judgment come July 1 when Anwr Ibrahim sodomy trial begins.