- Dr. Amini Amir Abdullah
- Fakulti Ekologi Manusia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
- Seorang penjawat awam, telah berumahtangga dan beristeri. Menyukai respons orang ramai terhadap hasil penulisan dan berkongsi ilmu, pengetahuan dan pengalaman. Bercita-cita besar dan mempunyai tujuan hidup yang futuristik. Ingin melihat Malaysia menjadi negara maju sebelum tahun 2020 dan rakyat Malaysia tersohor di persada antarabangsa. Ingin melihat agama Islam dan umat Islam melonjak naik.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Khalid's position as MB tied
A political observer says although the political strategy via the 'Kajang Move' to hoist PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Menteri Besar had failed, Khalid may still be replaced as Selangor Menteri Besar.
The outcome of the Kajang by-election tomorrow may lead to an end to the tenure of Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim as the Selangor Menteri Besar.
The Port Klang state assemblyman must surely be restless as a win for Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) here could lead to his relinquishing the state’s leadership.
Universiti Putra Malaysia Human Ecology Faculty lecturer Dr Amini Amir Abdullah said although the political strategy, via the “Kajang Move”, to hoist PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Menteri Besar had come to nought, Khalid was not in the clear yet.
He said this was because his political enemies surely had something up their sleeves when naming PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the candidate to replace Anwar.
Amini Amir felt the mission to oust Khalid would not stop with the annihilation of the Kajang Move, but would become more complex leading into PKR’s polls in May.
Confident that Khalid knows he was being eliminated in a subtle way has left many puzzled as to why the Khalid feels his position was secure.
Khalid needs to state his stand on plot to topple him
Khalid still needs to state his stand when tackling the plot to topple him because of the expectations of the people.
Amini Amir said if Khalid opts to accept the prevailing circumstances as a mark of respect for Anwar, who brought him into politics, he should also respect the stand of PAS and DAP, who held him in high esteem to nominate him for the post of Menteri Besar.
“We wonder why Khalid keeps mum despite being aware of the plot to oust him? He was made Menteri Besar based on the hope the people had in him. This cannot be overlooked.”
It is not like Khalid had not ignored Anwar when making a decision, and the agreement to restructure the water industry in Selangor with the federal government recently showed the Jeram-born can actually reject the sentiment of being beholden for the sake of the people.
Amini Amir said Khalid must delve into the anger of the people outside of the context of politics, because changes to the post of Menteri Besar can disrupt the smooth planning and administration of the state government and, in fact, a worse scenario can take place, such as jostling for posts.
He said the 39,278 voters in the by-election tomorrow must show their solidarity and confidence in the administration of Khalid by rejecting the candidate who has the potential to trigger this situation.
The contest for the Kajang state seat, that fell vacant following the resignation of incumbent assemblymen Lee Chin Cheh of PKR on Jan 27, will see Dr Wan Azizah facing Barisan Nasional candidate Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun at the polls tomorrow.