Will Liow advise Muhyiddin not to be “held to ransom” by the Terengganu trio who have resigned as UMNO Assemblymen, plunging the state into a constitutional crisis?


I could not have agreed more with the MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai who had advised UMNO Terengganu Assemblymen that they must “put people first, instead of their personal interests”.

It is very clear what Liow was trying to say when commenting on the former Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said and two UMNO Assemblymen quitting the party to become independents after attending a Wesak celebration at Wisma Buddhist in Kuala Lumpur today.

Liow said: “The state government cannot be held at ransom. The purpose of us running for elections is to serve the people and we must ensure that the state government continues to do so.”

He hoped that the Barisan Nasional government would take immediate action to stabilise the situation in Terengganu.

The question is whether Liow would “walk the talk”.

Datuk Kadir Jasin, former editor of UMNO English-language newspaper, New Straits Times, said the Terengganu crisis caused by the three UMNO assemblymen-turned-independent could be solved if the “price is right”.

It is reported that UMNO deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is on his way to Terengganu to meet the Terengganu trio who have resigned from Umno ”to find a solution to the current political impasse in the state”.

Ahmad Said, who was supposed to hold a press conference today, has decided to put it off till after Muhyiddin’s meeting.
Has Liow conveyed the MCA’s dismay and opposition to the UMNO leadership being “held to ransom” by the Terengganu trio in the Terengganu State Assembly?

I do not believe there are any Malaysian who thinks that the MCA President would dare to communicate to Muhyhiddin or the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak the MCA opposition or reservation of UMNO leadership being “held to ransom” in having to deal with the Trengganu trio on what would be the “right price” to end the constitutional impasse in Terengganu.

Would Liow dare to say that MCA would oppose any “deal” which Muhyiddin might reach with the Terengganu trio which smacks of the Barisan Nasional being “held to ransom”?

This is because Liow and the MCA leadership are themselves easily “held to ransom” so as not to defend the founding principles of the Merdeka Constitution and the struggle of the early MCA Presidents like Tun Tan Cheng Lock and Tun Tan Siew Sin of Malaysia as a secular democratic nation with a constitution which is incompatible with hudud – all because of the carrot of three Ministers and five Deputy Ministers for MCA dangled by Najib.

MCA dared not contest in the Bukit Gelugor parliamentary by-election for MCA leaders know that the by-election would provide an excellent opportunity for the DAP to expose MCA perfidy and hypocrisy in agreeing to a fundamental change of the 57-year policy of Alliance/Barisan Nasional stand on hudud, from one of rejection of hudud to one of not rejecting hudud, without any whimper of objection from MCA!

If the MCA President and the MCA leaders can be so easily “held to ransom”, what credibility do they have to raise objections to the Terengganu trio holding the Barisan Nasional/UMNO leadership to “ransom”?

One way to cut through all these maze of political perfidy and hypocrisy and the restoration of political integrity is for the holding a new state general elections in Terengganu.

Let MCA openly call for the dissolution of the Terengganu State Assembly and the holding of the Terengganu state general elections to return the mandate to decide the future of the state to the Terengganu voters?

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  1. #1 by pulama on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 7:11 pm

    Meanwhile, PAS Terengganu says the State Assembly should dissolve, in order to give the rakyat a mandate to decide their choice of government.

    /// KUALA LUMPUR: PAS Terengganu hari ini menggesa agar Dewan Undangan Negeri (Dun) negeri itu dibubarkan bagi memberi mandat kepada rakyat menentukan kerajaan pilihan mereka.

    Pesuruhjaya PAS Terengganu, Satiful Bahri Mamat ketika dihubungi Harakahdaily memberitahu BN tidak lagi mempunyai majoriti di negeri itu berikutan tiga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) mengumumkan keluar dari BN menjadi Adun Bebas.

    “Kita baru sahaja bermesyuarat membincangkan perkara tersebut dan kita akan membuat makluman setelah keputusan diperolehi. Dalam keadaan sekarang BN tidak lagi mempunyai majoriti untuk mentadbir negeri ini dan seharusnya ia diserahkan kepada rakyat sepenuhnya untuk membuat pilihan,” jelas beliau.. . ///

    PAS T’ganu saran Dun dibubar, Muhammad Faizal, Harakahdaily, 13 Mei 2014
    http://bm.harakahdaily.net/index.php/headline/27842-pas-t-ganu-saran-dun-dibubar

  2. #2 by winstony on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 8:52 pm

    Shouldn’t all this trouble within UMNO be a godsend to the opposition?
    Let them finish off each other!
    Don’t you see an opportunity to have a by-election and a chance for the opposition to take over that state?
    So, rejoice when they finish off each other!!!!

    • #3 by cemerlang on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 9:36 pm

      Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you

  3. #4 by pulau_sibu on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 9:02 pm

    you will see all three of them back to BN after being given the goodies. money can solve all kinds of crisis

    • #5 by cemerlang on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 9:37 pm

      yes but with conditions so how can you sincerely serve the people ?

  4. #6 by winstony on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 9:54 pm

    Even men of the collar in this country are very incensed with what the government has been doing to them.
    They have realised that turning the other cheek won’t do and will only encourage them to be more aggressive!
    This shows that what goes around comes around.
    And what they have done to the opposition, especially the DAP, after the last GE is unforgivable!!!!!
    They are reaping what they sow!!!!!

  5. #7 by Justice Ipsofacto on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 11:10 pm

    Aiyoh. Mark my words.

    In a few days the crisis will be resolved cara umno, i.e. with several tonne loads of $$.

  6. #8 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - 2:42 am

    U asked Ah Liow 2 “walk d talk” n ADVISE moooooo
    Hai yah, dis is like U giving him a rope 2 hang himself what
    When he looks in2 d mirror, he sees himself walking d plank lah, how 2 walk d talk, forget abt it n wait 4 d long-awaited hard-begged cabinet post, woof woof

  7. #9 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - 9:00 am

    At this juncture, everyone knows what Najib and UMNO Terengganu is going to do. The question really is HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST THE RAKYAT? tens of millions, hundreds or a billions? even a few thousand is too much to pay for Ahmad Said and his band of thieves.

    And he wants us to pay GST…Yah. right..

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