Itulah realitinya. Kini Pakatan Rakyat sedang mengharungi cabaran paling getir di dalam sejarah pakatan mereka.
Silap percaturan, berkecai pakatan yang mereka tubuhkan 6 tahun lalu.
KUASA, WANG dan KEISTIMEWAAN sukar hendak dilepaskan. Kerana itu lah, kita mendengar kenyataan-kenyataan pelik dan ganjil dari pemegang jawatan.
Antaranya, "dia akan tetap Menteri Besar (walaupun dipecat) tetapi sebagai Adun bebas."
Kadang-kadang betul kata orang tua-tua. Ahli politik, kulit mukanya tebal. Rasa malunya kurang.
Kita tertanya-tanya apakah isi hati Khalid Ibrahim. Ditolak oleh partinya sendiri, tetapi masih mahu memegang jawatan.
Kalau ikut adab politik, jawatan adalah hak parti dan bukan hak individu. Tapi di dalam kes Khalid, jawatan ada lah hak individu.
Di dalam sejarah politik, memang sukar bagi pemimpin melepaskan kuasa.
Sebab itu lah ramai Timbalan Perdana Menteri sebelum ini tidak dapat merasa kerusi Perdana Menteri.
Tun Musa Hitam, Tun Ghafar Baba dan Anwar Ibrahim tak sempat merasa kerusi Perdana Menteri kerana Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad merasakan hanya beliau paling layak menjadi PM. Tidak lama lagi, Muhyiddin Yassin juga akan menuruti jejak Musa, Ghafar dan Anwar.
Bulan Mei tahun ini, Menteri Besar Terengganu Ahmad Said keluar Umno selama 2 hari semata-mata kerana marah dilucutkan jawatan oleh Najib Razak.
Bayangkan, pengerusi perhubungan Umno negeri sanggup meninggalkan parti keramat semata-mata kerana terpaksa melepaskan jawatan Menteri Besar.
Padahal, menurut cerita, awal-awal lagi Najib mahu menggugurkan Ahmad Said selepas PRU-13 tetapi dek rayuan dan tangisan, maka Ahmad Said diberi tempoh setahun untuk melepaskan jawatan.
Cukup tempoh, kecoh jadinya.
Malah, katanya, bukan Ahmad Said sahaja yang mahu ditukarkan, Menteri Besar Pahang Adnan Yaakob, Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan Mohamad Hasan dan Ketua Menteri Sabah Musa Aman juga antara yang tersenarai untuk ditukarkan awal tahun ini.
Tetapi selepas insiden pemberontakan Ahmad Said, Najib kecut perut, maka jangan kan hendak menukar Menteri Besar, hendak merombak Kabinet pun Najib takut.
Adnan, Mohamad Hasan dan Musa seharusnya berterima kasih kepada Ahmad Said yang sedang berpencen.
Di Kedah, selepas pilihanraya umum 1995, penukaran Menteri Besar Kedah juga kecoh.
Sanusi Junid dijanjikan jawatan Menteri Besar selepas PRU-9, tetapi Menteri Besar ketika itu, Osman Aroff, merayu kepada Dr Mahathir agar diberikan tempoh setahun untuk beliau melepaskan jawatan.
Sanusi terpaksa menunggu 14 bulan untuk menjadi Menteri Besar itupun selepas berlaku kekecohan besar di Kedah di mana Adun-Adun menentang hasrat Dr Mahathir.
Tangan-tangan ghaib Anwar Ibrahim pada ketika itu menyulitkan lagi proses perletakan jawatan Osman.
Kesudahannya, Osman terpaksa juga meletakkan jawatan.
Begitulah sukarnya proses menukar Menteri Besar - tidak kira Menteri Besar Umno atau PKR.
Ini semua kerana WANG, KUASA dan KEISTIMEWAAN yang datang dengan jawatan tersebut.
Dalam kes, Khalid, Jelapang tertarik dengan satu tulisan yang disiarkan oleh akhbar the Star.
Berikut ialah artikel tersebut:
by Wan Saiful Wan Jan. First published by The Star 5
It is really sad that the Raya festivities were clouded
by the Selangor Menteri Besar crisis. Even on the
Raya day itself I was receiving calls from
reporters asking for comments.
I personally like the way Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s
style of running the state. I do not know him
personally but I have been told many times that
he does not allow partisan politics to get in
the way of state administration.
Apparently he also runs the state like a business,
in which executive decisions are made after
weighing the pros and cons of various options,
with minimal consideration on the impacts of
his decisions on the parties in Pakatan Rakyat.
In a country where partisanship seems to cloud
almost evertything, this style of management
But PKR has decided that it is time for Khalid
to go, to be replaced with Datin Seri Wan Azizah.
We all know that she is not just a newly minted
ADUN for Kajang but is also president of PKR
and wife of Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
I see PKR’s decision as sufficient reason to make
Khalid step down. I do not need any more
justifications because the MB post is a party
appointment. In our Westminster system, the
party nominates as MB a person whom they
believe commands the greatest confidence from
the state legislative assembly members.
When the party loses confidence in you, then it is
time for you to step down gracefully.
It is most unfortunate that Khalid is now
behaving like a two year old child whose
mother threatens to take away a toy that does
not belong to him anyway. He refuses to give
it up, acting as if the post is his to keep.
And some of his aides are behaving in an
unacceptable manner too. They are openly
attacking the very people who put Khalid there.
There is a good Malay proverb for this
challenging attitude – “hidung tak mancung pipi
Khalid and his team seem to have forgotten that
he was put in that position by virtue of him
being a member of PKR. It is really sad to see
him hanging on the post based on the
alleged support of other parties. His reaction
to this whole saga is, simply put, childish.
But we must not forget that this whole mess
started with PKR, and, to equal extent, Pakatan
Rakyat as a whole. They were the one who
went all out to praise Khalid’s administration
in the last general elections. And they
nominated him to the post again immediately
after GE13. Worst, when they initiated the
‘Kajang Move’, they shied away from saying
that they want to change the MB.
Now, the public is questioning why they want
to remove someone whom they themselves
have said is a brilliant administrator. And
the public wants to know why the politicians
lied when denying that the Kajang Move is
about changing the MB. These are valid
questions that PKR brought onto themselves.
It doesn’t help either that PKR is
nominating the wife of their unelected
party leader to be the replacement MB. You do
not need a degree in rocket science to know
that if Prime Minister Najib Razak were to
nominate Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor for any post,
PKR and its allies would be the first to scream
corruption. The double standard is too blatant
and the hypocrisy is too obvious.
But the wrong choice for MB does not negate
the need for Khalid to resign. Khalid still needs
to resign regardless of Wan Azizah’s nomination.
And if PKR goes ahead with Wan Azizah,
we should punish them for this hypocrisy at the
The situation is further complicated by the
statement by PAS President Hadi Awang in support
of Khalid. It can be argued that Hadi was
merely reiterating the previous decision of his
party. But his timing and the way he phrased his
statement raised so many questions and criticisms
Hadi’s statement even caused people to question
whether or not PAS is committed to the Pakatan
Rakyat coalition. To me his timing and
insensitivity towards the sentiment on the ground
only shows how he is not fit to be PAS’ president
Let me be clear. Hadi is a great scholar.
His Islamic credentials are recognised globally
and I would follow his religious advice any
time. But being a respected scholar is not the
same with being a good politician.
To lead a dynamic party like PAS today requires
someone who can combine both. Hadi does not
have that strength and his mistake in this particular
case has caused not just division in Pakatan Rakyat
but also a major rift within PAS.
If PAS is serious about remaining as a mainstream
party, they need to find a good politician to
build on the strong platform that Hadi has built up
to date. But if they allow Hadi to remain, his
ineptitude will further weaken the party in the
years to come.
While all that is taking place, Khalid must
step down gracefully. Barisan Nasional parties
should not place their support to someone like
Khalid who has clearly shown that he has
no respect for party discipline.
BN, and especially UMNO, needs to ask
themselves, do they really want to set a
precedent where someone appointed by the
party can simply ignore the instructions from
headquarters when dealing with such an important
post? Khalid has shown that he is a dangerous man
that can damage any party he is in. He should
be avoided by all parties.
Dan penjelasan Rafizi Ramli kenapa
PKR mahu menukar Menteri Besar Selangor
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