The Perak political crisis has reached a state where it may dilute the public’s trust on major institutions like the judiciary, Raja-raja Berperlembagaan, the civil service, police force, political parties, parliamentary democracy, etc., to the point that we the rakyat will have little confidence in them in the near future – rightly or wrongly.
Furthermore, business people are reluctant to invest or deal with the state government fearing that any deal signed today may be deemed as null and void tomorrow depending on both the court decisions and political chess moves from both sides, BN and PR via two MBs, two Assembly Speakers and whatever rules they can use to hold on to power. The losers are the rakyat.
As such, either PM Najib calls for fresh state elections (although I think this will make a mockery of the parliamentary democracy) or impose Emergency rule in Perak. The latter may prove unpopular but this is not the time for popularity but it is the time to remove uncertainties. PM Najib must do what is needed, not what is popular.
While I do see democracy as a more efficient way to govern society, it is not the only option. This is especially true when our ‘democratic’ leaders pick and choose when they want to follow its rule. When party hoppers hop to their side, they celebrate but when the opposite takes place, they cry foul. Siapa makan cili, dia rasa pedas.
So if you are going to preach me about democracy, go practice it yourself first because I am beginning to puke just thinking about your ethics and values. (Even the American leaders who want to breed democracy in other nations yet not willing to have a democratic UN). Hypocrites!
Impose Emergency Rule in Perak. Period!