Sunday, January 24, 2016
Kedah MB Crisis: being made worse than it actually is
Salleh Said Keruak
Malaysians are always looking for sensation and the latest sensation is the Kedah Menteri Besar Crisis. In fact, it is being called a crisis when it is actually not a real crisis of crisis proportions.
Since 2009 Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has had to handle a number of MB crises and in spite of everyone expecting the worse, even to the extent that the state might fall, in the end everything was resolved to the satisfaction of all parties, even to the satisfaction of the palace.
This latest MB crisis in Kedah is no different. The choice of CEO of each state is ultimately the prerogative of the party president. But before the state CEO is appointed the party president needs to first get feedback from the party plus sound out the feeling of the palace in states that have Menteri Besar.
This latest issue involving Kedah is the same. The Prime Minister does not need to be pressured or rushed into making a decision and when he finally does make a decision it will be an informed-decision that takes into consideration all opinions and desires.