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Unelected CM bullshits about unelected PM

Thu 2013-Mar-14 @ +08 10:21:31 am

Nobody elected Najib Razak as prime minister. And nobody elected Lim Guan Eng as chief minister of Penang.

That’s pure fact.

But on Wednesday Lim Guan Eng was putting out bullshit about Najib Razak not being elected prime minister and being “illegitimate” as his father claimed. And Guan Eng defended himself as having been elected to office.

Bullshsit by the unelected CM Guan Eng

“We are different, we were elected and we have always been here from the beginning. We have an elected mandate, that’s the difference.”
– Malaysiakini

Bollocks.

Nobody in Penang ever voted for a chief minister

That’s pure fact. And Guan Eng is talking pure constitutional bullshit.

The facts

Nobody in Penang voted for Lim Guan Eng as chief minister. Not even DAP members — Lim Guan Eng selected himself as chief minister.

The only people in Penang who voted for Lim Guan Eng were the voters in Bagan parliamentary constituency and the voters in Air Puteh state constituency.

Najib Razak was elected as MP for Pekan. Those are the only people who voted for him.

Nobody in Malaysia has ever voted for a prime minister. Nobody in Malaysia has ever voted for a chief minister or menteri besar.

There is no direct election for prime ministership. There is no direct election for chief ministership. That’s how a parliamentary election system works, in any country with a parliamentary system.

Lim Guan Eng knows the facts. His father knows the facts.

But when they talk to voters (directly or through reporters) they talk bullshit.

Bullshit by the unelected chief minister

Bullshit by Lim Guan Eng

Bullshit stinks just as bad from any side

 

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10 Comments
  1. Billie cudk permalink
    Thu 2013-Mar-14 @ +08 11:32:45 am 11:32

    Bingo!! Well spotted ! Same sentiments exactly! Less arrogance and some degree of intellectual credence would had helped. Politicians of this genre ought to be put to be kept in the cold room.

  2. bill permalink
    Thu 2013-Mar-14 @ +08 11:45:00 am 11:45

    Najib is on Badawi’s mandate.
    Umno leadership votes for our PM

    • uppercaise permalink*
      Thu 2013-Mar-14 @ +08 11:50:32 am 11:50

      As usual, like DAP supporters, you never read the facts. And since when does the DAP follow Umno’s rules?

  3. Shadaan permalink
    Thu 2013-Mar-14 @ +08 12:13:47 pm 12:13

    Parliamentary Democracy is a system of representative government in which the dominant party in the legislature determines the Prime Minister. Citizens elect members to Parliament; the majority party then elects the executive branch. The Prime Minister can be removed by a vote of no confidence from Parliament. In some nations, the hereditary monarch, whose function is primarily ceremonial, may still disband the legislature during time of war. So why the fuss about who elects the PM and the CM.

  4. Sam permalink
    Thu 2013-Mar-14 @ +08 12:31:16 pm 12:31

    Funny, this letter is deemed fit for publishing!
    Pertinent facts have been ignored, resulting in the above mutated conclusions.
    Any undergrad dropout would know that Malaysia doesn’t have any proviso for voting in CMs, MBs, PMs, senators, Sultans or Agongs directly. LGE was appointed CM after his party (and coalition) won the majority Sate seats, thus having the mandate of the people. This has always been the CONVENTION here.
    Similarly, Badawi too was appointed PM (after obtaining the conventional mandate). Suddenly, there were vicious calls from certain quarters for Badawi’s resignation, but they ignored challenges from the Opposition bloc for a Parliamentary vote of no confidence against the leader of the Ruling bloc (as is the convention in Parliamentary democracies). Instead, immediately upon the abrupt resignation of Badawi, Najib hurriedly rushed to the Palace and was appointed PM, totally bypassing Parliament. Thus Najib’s PM-ship, though legal, does not have the mandate of the people, just as the current government of Perak (though it may claim to be legally constructed) does not have the mandate of the people.
    Blind hatred so easily blinkers one from seeing the WHOLE TRUTH.

    • uppercaise permalink*
      Thu 2013-Mar-14 @ +08 13:31:52 pm 13:31

      It is also well accepted constitutional convention that when a prime minister resigns his office, the king has sole prerogative to choose another prime minister. Nothing in the constitution or in convention states that the newly-appointed prime minister must then call a general election.

    • Shadaan permalink
      Thu 2013-Mar-14 @ +08 14:04:07 pm 14:04

      I do not understand why the big deal if some CM challenges the PM for his legitimacy. As a opposition politician he has the mandate to speak his mind and maybe he knows something you are ignorant about. You show anger in this issue and seem to have a rigid fascist like thinking and maybe you do not understand what a democracy is. Najib has the right to be PM and does not need the mandate of the people but needs the support of his party that was elected to power by the people and that is a mandate. The party in power has the right to choose whoever they deem fit to be their leader or PM. You mention that “Malaysia doesn’t have any proviso for voting in CMs, MBs, PMs, senators, Sultans or Agongs directly”. All the other great democracies like Britain, Canada and Australia do not need special mandate to vote their leader in; The party that is in power decides who will be PM. Then you end by saying that “Najib hurriedly rushed to the Palace and was appointed PM, totally bypassing Parliament. Thus Najib’s PM-ship, though legal, does not have the mandate of the people, just as the current government of Perak (though it may claim to be legally constructed) does not have the mandate of the people”. Why do they need the mandate of the people, the Malaysian people elected the party to power and the members of the legislative assembly or MPs who were elected decides who their PM or in this case CM will be, and that becomes the mandate of the people because no laws were broken.

    • uppercaise permalink*
      Thu 2013-Mar-14 @ +08 15:27:23 pm 15:27

      That’s because he’s probably a DAP hardcore and what the DAP leader says must be the truth and the whole truth no matter how many facts you put to him.

  5. margaret choo permalink
    Fri 2013-Mar-15 @ +08 10:57:21 am 10:57

    This matter has come up because Lim Guan Eng is a pot calling the kettle black.

    With our British-based parliamentary system, he has no greater mandate to be CM any more than Najib has of being PM.

    That should not be a great fuss, but LGE is fussing it. Najib did not accuse him of lacking a mandate but he accused Najib of it.

    If LGE himself is not confused (and knows the facts), then he is only trying to confuse the people to his party’s favour. That makes him dishonest, unreliable and unworthy of votes.

    If he knows something that the rest of us don’t, it could be that there are enough voters out there who can be easily conned by him.

    • uppercaise permalink*
      Fri 2013-Mar-15 @ +08 11:24:11 am 11:24

      His personal qualities I’ll leave to the voters to decide for themselves. But when Opposition leaders take the high moral ground against BN (who are obviously no angels) they and their supporters cannot just turn around and ask journalists to shut up and keep quiet about their bullshit.

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