Sunday, March 23, 2008
And then the Sultan picked......
And so His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Terengganu, who also happens to be the current Yang DiPertuan Agong or King of Malaysia, picked this fler to be the chief minister of his state. As was his right to do. Then those BN state assemblymen all rose up in arms and protested that they didn't agree with Tuanku's choice and that they wanted the other fler to be Menteri Besar. Pick our man, they said. Or we shall boycott the swearing-in ceremony. If none of the above then we will sack the fler from our gang for disobeying house rules.
Wah! Damn terror isn't it?
But isn't that being disrespectful to His Royal Highness? Err...well yes...actually no...our man is the people's choice (because we, the BN, won the state ma) so the Sultan must listen to the voice of the people and choose our man la. Err...no disrespect to Tuanku, of course.
I seem to remember that just days ago there was another call for a boycott of another swearing-in ceremony for the chief minister of another state. However, that time the call to boycott was not made by members of the Barisan Nasional.
I am sure you all also remember the big hue-and-cry that followed.
"Oi!!! How can you be so disrespectful to a Malay ruler?"
"Apologise to Tuanku for doubting his wisdom!"
Of course, that time all the protests and calls to protect the sanctity of the royal decision came from the losers of the state parliament. Most probably just wanting to grab a piece of the action before going back to shred more "sensitive" papers in their offices from where they were soon to be evicted.
Ah! Politics! The most fun one can have with clothes on. Errr...well, thanks to a certain loser and his 'friend' in a cheap hotel room even that is no longer true la.