Saturday, July 19, 2008

MB TERENGGANU HAS HIS REASONS

The Menteri Besar Terengganu, Dato Ahmad Said is reported to have said that 'he has yet to receive an official word from the PM regarding the 5% petroleum royalty for the state, which is schedule this September'. He went further to say that 'he pledge that should the state not receive the 5% royalty, he will bring the case to court and defend it'.

Such statements from a Menteri Besar of a ruling BN state government, is seen as a direct challenge to the PM to fulfill his promises. What is even more revealing is that the statements were reported to have been made in the presence of PAS party members.

While many would see the action of Dato Ahmad, as likened to be in contravention to party norms, practices, solidarity and loyalty to the federal government, I would acknowledge his action as being for the care and interest of the people of Terengganu. Surely, his action will cause ripples in the UMNO leadership, where one is only expected to say 'saya sokong' to anything that the PM utters. We will now have to wait to see how the UMNO leadership will react to Dato Ahmad's statements.

I believe, Dato Ahmad must have valid and sincere reasons for 'blasting' the way he did. And we all ought to remember that he wasn't the PM's choice for the Menteri Besar's post, but it was the palace intervention that placed him there. He therefore is in a much stronger position in the state, than to worry himself about what the PM has to say of him.

Terengganu with all its wealth, deserves better treatment from the federal government now. Idris Jusoh ways of 'kow towing' to the PM is no longer acceptable to the people of Terengganu.

9 comments:

captazhar said...

It'll be the ACA to the rescue again I guess. Such is the norm of this current flip flop government.

When Dato Ahmad Said first raised to the challenge for the MB's position, the ACA suddnely found some old dusty files on him and made some press statements to the effect.

But when the Palace intervened, the ACA case suddenly went 'poof' and disappeared into thin air.

Now new challenge issued, probably the ACA have some 'new' evidence to bring back the old files... sigh.

Gone are the credibility of the government institutions. Now becoming asylums...

captazhar said...

And the Palace responds...

No Terengganu awards this year
Jul 19, 08 7:53pm, Malaysiakini.
For the first time ever, the Terengganu palace would not be handing any form of awards in conjunction with Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin’s birthday.

ArshadRaji said...

Dear captazhar,

You know, Terengganu Exco members don't feel comfortable driving in Perdana cars nowadays. They have now decided to drive in Mercedes Benz instead. What a windfall for them.

WaliMuar said...

Dato,

To confer awards for its subject is called "The Royal Prerogative of the Crown", it is his absolute discretion as provided in the Federal Constitution. Likewise for the Military , confering the commision to officers falls under the category of this prerogative.So whoever has never serve in the Military and never being commission as officers of ATM are not entitle to use the rank in front of his name as it is an offence under section 25 The Minor Offences Act and liable to be fined.

If I may ask the Ketua Bahgian UMNO Wangsa Maju Datuk Zainal Nazeri, who confer him the title Mejar (K) as reported in Mingguan Malaysia page 4 today 20 Julai 08. I dont even understand what (K) stand for, may be kayu or katak or kangkong or kang....

Ni la Melayu yang sangat status concious Datuk Mindanao pun gayut..........tak pernah pakai uniform askar pun mengaku Mejar, tambah pulak (K) didepan , ada gaya gitu......kah kah kah

ArshadRaji said...

Dear Walimuar,

I too am 'shaken' by the alphabet (K) after the rank. If he is a volunteer army officer and has a royal parchment to prove, then he need not have the (K) placed before his name. Kandang kadang nak syok saja.

WaliMuar said...

Dato,

Tu lah u tak berani come out in the open, u bekas Genral ape bantahlah secara formal dalam paper. u tau tak sekarang ni bukan simamat ni aje yang pakai rank askar BPR pakai 4 star,JPJ pakai 3 star (kerja tahan lori tepi jalan),Bomba 4 star,Imigeresen berstar star,RELA haie banyak lagi.Mereka kata gaji mereka sama dengan General kita maka mereka layak le pakai yang General pakai tu. Mereka tak sedor jalan mengengkang dan kasut berkarat nak pakai star...........puuuuuuuuuuuih...malu aku. Mereka ni semua telah melakukan kesalahan dibawah Section 25 Minor Offences Act dan liable to be fined.

Saya cabar Dato pegi buat laporan Polis tengok berani tak. Dato ada hak sebab Dato pakai Brig Gen (B) kalau tak kita ramai ramai bekas pegawai tentera ni buang aje title ni dalam longkang secara rasmi atau kita ramai ramai sign satu Memorandum hantar kepada YDP Agong dan PM. Boleh buat tak?

Nochan said...

Semua ni syiok sendiri. Tak mau masuk askar - takut mati - sebab tu mak bapa tak benar. Sebab tu sekarang banyak orang suka pakai uniform pula dengan pangkat berjela jela jela - tak payah masuk askar pun boleh pakai pangkat. Bubuh sajalah apa pangkat yang dia mau.

Macam macam gila sekarang. Gila pakai Datuk, Gila pakai pangkat, Gila nak jadi PM

maurice said...

I think Dato Ahmad Said has made a grave mistake by buying the Mercedes Cars.If he is really the people of Terengganu which he is claiming to be, there is no justifiable reason whatsoever for him to spend scare state resources for the comfort of a few.I am really disappointed with this man.

WaliMuar said...

Dear Maurice,

Why u blame the MB of Terengganu for buying the Mercedes Benz....jangan kacau la....next time when u become MB buy yourself a Rolls Royce like Taib Mahmud did in Sarawak or a Jag.........baru ada gaya.U must blame the raayat who have chosen him ,respect sikit la orang Terengganu because they dont have better candidate in Terengganu than him and further more he represent a party who will live forever 'hari ini,esok dan selama lamanya'...........