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Perak fiasco: 'Najib digging own grave'
Published:  May 9, 2009 8:17 AM
Updated: 12:27 AM

your say ‘Looking on the bright side, he is being very helpful. I'd suggest that Najib continue to do what he's best at. That will make the next general election much easier for Pakatan and the rakyat.'

On Sivakumar dragged out, BN speaker takes over

CY: After what we had seen in Ipoh yesterday, I am convinced that Najib is digging his own grave.

He is being very helpful in assisting all Malaysians to make a decision about who they need to govern the country.

Looking on the bright side, I'd suggest that Najib continue to do what he's best at. That will make the next general election much easier for Pakatan and the rakyat!

Oscar the Grouch: Dear Mr Speaker Sivakumar, you are the hero - you da' man - ‘jantan tulen'.

You have shown great courage - standing alone in battle - against the mighty combined forces of the federal government, the monarchy and the police.

You did not budge - you did not waver. I had expected you to falter. After all, any ordinary man would.

But you held on, demonstrating nerves of steel. And held on you did - before you were physically removed from the speaker's chair.

I come to understand that you were mildly injured during the scuffle. Worry not, for you shall wear those physical scars proudly as your crowning glory for the people of Malaysia.

I bow to you, dear Sir, for you richly deserve my praise. Thank you, dear sir. God bless.

Angry Rakyat:

What is wrong with BN? Why are they desperate for power in Perak? Is there any gold mine that is waiting to be uncorked by BN cronies in Perak?

Even people having breakfast in a restaurant are arrested. Is this the kind of freedom that we voted for?

I am so sad with the political developments in Perak. This is the beginning of the end of BN. When is that? The next GE. Wait and see.

Vastu Raman: It's shame on Malaysian democracy. If Umno can throw away a legitimate speaker in a barbarian manner, then I don't have anything to say other than ‘demokrasi Malaysia dah masuk longkang'.

But believe me, Malaysian will rectify this in the 13th general election and I'm committed to change the barbarian rule.

Perak Citizen:

I respect and wish to congratulate the Perak state speaker Sivakumar. He had sacrificed for the nation and especially for the Perak ‘rakyat' by sitting in his chair for almost six hours without food and easing himself.

All motions passed by Barisan Nasional (BN) were illegal as the speaker Sivakumar had to pass the motion first.

The circus created by BN and appointing a circus clown as a speaker, switching off the speaker's microphone and allowing police to remove the speaker are all illegal.


‘1Malaysia', 2 speakers, 2 MBs, 2 Perak governments, and 2 ADUNs. This is the meaning of Najib's ‘1Malaysia'. I hope he is happy.

VC: Absolutely disgusting and despicable that BN will resort to such repugnant and vile techniques to snatch power from the people of Perak.

They will use any way or method to kidnap the power of the ‘rakyat' to feed their power-hungry pursuits. BN has just lost Perak for a whole generation. ‘1BlackMalaysia' indeed!


Whether infinite or accidental, the Sultan of Perak has done the right thing for the ‘rakyat'.

First in allowing Pakatan to form the government after the March 8 election when he could have let Umno, the single, largest party to do so.

Secondly by insisting on a Muslim/Malay to be the MB, he has neutralised the race effects of Pakatan Perak government.

I believe any further decision by the Sultan or Regent would be for the ultimate good of the Perak ‘rakyat'.

Steve Yeoh: Isn't the Malaysian currency note a national property? It seems that Jelapang assembly person Hee Yit Foong has committed a serious crime by tearing into pieces the RM1 note that Yew Tian Hoe (DAP-Aulong) showered unto her.

Someone please do Malaysia a favour: Lodge a police report, take this criminal to court, and strip her of her status as a state assembly person.

One who has no respect for our national property is as good as a traitor. We do not need a traitor as the people's voice.

Isaac Stephen Anthonysamy:

Is it in the police's jurisdictions to drag a house speaker out from an Assembly? The police should be ashamed of themselves, sending plainclothes policemen to drag V Sivakumar out of his chair.

Two days ago, IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan said that they do not have enough police personnel to combat crimes.

But it's amazing that they were able to send hundreds of police personnel to Ipoh. I do not think the Malaysian police are really concerned over the 'rakyat'.

Sang Kancil: The fiasco in Perak, which was created by BN, is nothing but digging their own graves. BN doesn't have the basic decorum to show that they respect the ideology of democracy.

Millionth Citizen:

I urge the Pakatan government to be calm. One thing is for sure: in the next GE, it will give the people more excuses to vote for anything but BN. So, BN you can cheat now but remember it is not halal.

Peter Ooi:

I am utterly disgusted by the way Sivakumar was ousted by the BN ADUNs.

Stop taking the rakyat for a ride. All your antics in the ‘Dewan' were relayed live to all readers on the Internet.

The way power was grabbed showed that you and BN ADUNs are no better than highway robbers. Can highway robbers be lawmakers? A real joke it must be.

John Johnson:

A number ‘1BlackMalaysia' day indeed. People are being thrown into prison or arrested for being in a coffee shop near the vicinity of the secretariat building, and people were arrested for wearing black.

No more fence-sitting and watching our respect, self-esteem, human rights, and dignity being trodden and trampled by the powers that be.

Let us seek help from relevant international bodies to scrutinise our government and check the imbalances and irregularities faced by our people here.

Frustrated Malaysian:

From yesterday's episode, I doubt our country has a bright future. Police detained the ‘innocents', who in my opinion, do not even pose any threat to the country.

From the Perak political fiasco yesterday, there is clearly no justice right now in Malaysia.

‘Looking on the bright side, he is being very helpful. I'd suggest that Najib continue to do what he's best at. That will make the next general election much easier for Pakatan and the rakyat.'