Micah Wednesday: Don’t Cry for me Perak?

I think many of us are crying for Eli Wong right now.  And crying for Malaysia for a clear display of gutter politics and gutter journalism which makes our guts turn.  More on this later.

But before that, many are still wiping their tears from what had happened in Perak, and we wonder how will the story turn out or is it over?

BTW, we look forward for comments and contributions.

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The lowest and most despicable reason for party-hopping is the acceptance of a bribe. It is alleged that some Malaysian politicians are being offered sums as large as RM5 million or RM10 million dollars – a very great temptation!

However, . . .

Disillusioned! That was the feeling of most Pakatan Rakyat (PR) supporters on Friday, 6th February 2009 when they knew that three PR Perak state assembly councillors had defected and that a new Menteri Besar had been sworn-in.

What is the remedy for such disillusionment? . . .

Jesus Christ paid the price for the forgiveness of our sins – BY THE SHEDDING OF HIS BLOOD ON THE CROSS. That is REAL LOVE.

To those who argue that the political crisis in Perak now is a taste of Pakatan’s own medicine (referring to the Sept 16 takeover plan), they have failed to see the key differences between the two. If you remember what happened when Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim claimed to have the numbers to form the new federal government, he wrote to PM Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi requesting him to convene an emergency sitting of Parliament. This was rejected by the PM. The next constitutional option is to press for the dissolution of Parliament to make way for fresh new elections. That was also not entertained. Anwar Ibrahim exhausted the constitutional means that were available to him. If Pakatan were to act unconstitutionally and lure defections, then we will be having a new government today. But we didn’t and we will not act unconstitutionally. So you can’t say that Najib’s coup and Pakatan’s plan were one and the same.

Although Romans 13 has often been used as prescribed Scripture for church-state relationship, more often than not it tends to be used out of context. This simply because we try to squeeze the text into out own predetermined position in situations such as the current constitutional crisis in Perak.

What a privilege and what a responsibility to be a member of this unique family – brothers and sisters with God as our Father and Jesus Christ as our Brother.

HOPPING POLITICIANS, especially those who hop over and then hop back again, make many people (including myself) hopping mad.

You have to go to the link to appreciate this post .  excerpts will take away the pleasure! 🙂

You mean God is interested in Perak? In the politics of Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional? The answer is an unqualified yes. You mean God puts Sultan Azlan Shah in the Istana in Kuala Kangsar to make the crucial decision at a most critical juncture in the history of Perak? Yes again. You mean God allowed the lawmaker from Umno to defect twice and to collect twice -once from each party? Surely yes. You mean God allowed the two lawmakers currently under corruption charges to make the switch? Yes. You mean God allowed the sole woman lawmaker to let down her own party? Yes, of course. You mean God allowed the 59-seat Perak State Assembly to hang 28:28 with the three who have just switched sides to hold everyone to ransom? Yes, of course.

The fall of the ten-month old Pakatan-led Perak state government came fast and furious in high Shakespearean tradition. In the drama-play, Caesar, betrayed by his friend, dies with the words, “Et tu, Brute? (You too, Brutus?)

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