Terengganu Lebih Parah Dari Perak April 14, 2009Posted by ibrahimbaba in Kerajaan, Kuala Terengganu, Melayu, politik, Terengganu, UMNO.
Tags: Derih Jusoh, DUN Terengganu, krisis, Kuala Terengganu, Mat Said, Perak, perlembagaan, Rasol Wahid, Terengganu, UMNO
Menurut seorang ahli politik veteran Terengganu, sebenarnya kemelut di Terengganu adalah lebih parah dari apa yang kini dihadapi oleh kerajaan negeri Perak. Ini kalau mengikut versi UMNO.
Ianya bermakna, bagi orang UMNO, krisis di Perak adalah suatu krisis perlembagaan tetapi sekurangnya mereka telah pun “kembali berkuasa”. Walhal, krisis di Terengganu, ianya lebih parah kerana ianya krisis dalaman mereka sendiri. Krisis akibat perpecahan di kalangan ahli DUN mereka – atau perpecahan di kalangan ahli dan pemimpin di seluruh negeri. Krisis kepimpinan. Krisis kepercayaan sesama mereka.
Jika tersilap susun dan percaturan, mereka mungkin kehilangan negeri. Contoh sudah mereka tunjukkan bahawa ahli DUN sesuatu parti tidak perlu masuk parti. Cukup sekadar menjadi ahli bebas sudah cukup untuk menghasilkan peralihan kuasa.
Terdapat 14 ahli DUN yang masih bersama Mat Said. 10 yang bersama Derih dan Rasool. PAS mempunyai 8 orang. Memang cukup untuk berlaku peralihan kuasa. Malah mempunyai majoriti lebih besar dari Perak yang mereka perolehi akibat tindakan menjadi wakil bebas hanya oleh 3 orang.
Apa yang berlaku sekarang mungkin akibat sesuatu yang dijanjikan oleh Pak Lah dan Najib kepada Derih ketika terpaksa akur dengan keputusan Tuanku Mizan. Janji yang belum tertunai? Atau akibat 10 orang tersebut melopong kerana tersekat dana dan projek?
Veteran ini mempunyai banyak lagi ceritanya. Ada kesempatan, IB akan panjangkan.
Terengganu in crisis as BN reps avoid assembly
KUALA TERENGGANU, Tues:
4.50pm: Barely 10 hours after three Umno assemblymen lodged police reports over death threats they received via SMS, the second day of the state assembly sitting today was rocked by the absence of 10 assemblymen during the morning session. Eight BN assemblymen failed to return for the afternoon session though two, including Jertih assemblyman and former Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, attended in the afternoon.
The eight who stayed away are Datuk Rosol Wahid (Ajil), Datuk Din Adam (Bukit Besi, Alias Abdullah (Alur Limbat, Ramlan Ali (Jabi), Mohd Ariffin Abdullah (Paka), Muhammad Ramli Nuh (Tepoh), Mohd Zawawi Ismail (Kuala Berang), Halim Jusoh (Permaisuri).
Observers interpret the boycott as an attempt by a majority of this rebel BN camp to force Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said to step down but this was later denied by the rebels.
There was also a heated debate following suggestions by the Opposition Pas that Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said had lost the support of his BN colleagues.
Ahmad told reporters during the lunch break that he knew nothing of a “revolt” by the 10 assemblymen, or whether they had intentionally boycotted the sitting.
He went on to answer reporters questions with “I don’t know”, “I can’t comment”, and “That’s your interpretation” before cutting short the interview.
In the morning, the 10 Umno assemblymen had gathered at the Felda Residence hotel here, citing security concerns as the reason for their absence.
Eight said they were there to also lend their support for three of their colleagues, who late last night lodged police reports after receiving death threats over the SMS. The three are Rosol, Zakaria and Abdul Halim.
The trio was warned not to proceed with any attempt to table a motion of no confidence against Ahmad “if they valued their lives.”
Rosol lodged his report in Ajil, while the other two lodged theirs at the district police headquarters here.
While Rosol’s SMS was said to be sent through the Internet, which blocked the sender’s number, Zakaria and Abdul Halim claimed the SMS they received were sent by a senior official of Ahmad’s administration.
When met at the hotel, Rosol cited security concerns as the only reason why they failed to attend the sitting. “After the three of us received the SMS, the others also felt that their safety was being compromised. So, until and unless, that guarantee for safety is given by the police, we will not be attending the assembly sitting today.”
Rosol said they were now leaving it to the police to ensure their safety.
Terengganu police chief Datuk Shukri Dahlan, at a press conference later, told reporters that while a little more extra security would be provided in the assembly grounds, police have determined that those present would be safe.
This must have not convinced Rosol and the rest, as just before 2pm, they informed Speaker Datuk Tengku Putera Tengku Awang they were not attending the sitting on the same grounds – their security was not being guaranteed.
Meanwhile, at the assembly, the BN assemblymen’s no-show proved to an embarrassment for Ahmad and the few BN assemblymen that were present after they were chided non-stop by their Opposition.
“This is always the case when it comes to Umno, the infighting is becoming an embarrassment,” Abdul Wahid Endut, the Wakaf Mempelam assemblyman told the assembly.
Other Pas assemblymen, during their debate on the motion of thanks, also criticised what was going on within the Umno circle, although there were one or two who also sympathised with Ahmad.
Talk of a revolt against Ahmad’s leadership, through a vote of no confidence in this sitting; have been making around the rumour mill for several months.
When asked by Pressmen on Saturday, Ahmad warned those who went ahead with the motion would face disciplinary action, including expulsion from the party.