Thursday, February 19, 2009

Perak rebel state government to terminate all Pakatan appointees

The Perak Umno-led rebel state government is expected to terminate all appointees made by the toppled Pakatan Rakyat state government.

The move is to consolidate its power in the once Pakatan controlled state administrations in order to replace them with local Umno leaders and supporters after its successful coup d'etat which eventually saw the Perak Sultanate had no choice but to also recognised Umno's power seizure due to the strong presence of the Umno controlled federal security forces in the state.

Among positions affected were the municipal and district councillors, village committee members (JKKK) and the village head (penghulu). It has also been known that the rebel state government will also not recognise the election of village heads system which was introduced by PKR state leaders earlier.

Source from inside Umno also said that the party had yet to plan on the power sharing with its BN component parties like MCA, MIC, Gerakan and PPP for positions in municipal and district councils, village committees (JKKK) and the village headmanship (penghulu).

So far Gerakan and PPP had also came out with their demands for positions in local governments to be filled by its leaders and members but Umno leaders said, they will not respond to such demands yet.

From here, we could see Umno is flexing its ketuanan muscles again by refusing power sharing with its BN component parties. Is there anymore future in Perak if Umno rules with its ketuanan or supremacist policies?

Source close to Umno also mentioned that the federal security forces will remain in the state for some security reasons i.e. should BN's MCA, MIC, Gerakan and PPP decide rebel against Umno due to its one-party rule and also to prevent a Pakatan Rakyat return by all means.

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