A Return To People’s Power By Fresh Democratic General Election For Terengganu Is DAP’s Solution To The Terengganu Constitutional Crisis Brought About By The Resignation of Three UMNO State Assemblymen Leading To An UMNO Minority State Government.(en/bm/cn)

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 14.5.2014.

A return to people’s power by fresh democratic general election for Terengganu is DAP’s solution to the Terengganu constitutional crisis brought about by the resignation of three UMNO State Assemblymen leading to an UMNO Minority state government. This was stated by DAP leaders, including Geylang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang, who had issued a press statement yesterday.

Certain press reports highlighting Kit Siang’s call for the newly-minted Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman to hand over the government to PAS is incorrect. Kit Siang had only mentioned this as one of the 3 possible scenarios, before stressing that fresh democratic general election by the people of Terengganu would be the best way out to resolve who has the mandate of the people to rule Terengganu.

The resignations by the 3 UMNO Terengganu ADUNs leaves BN as a minority government with 14 seats in the assembly, against Pakatan Rakyat’s 15 in the 32-seat assembly. To resolve this impasse, the DAP had proposed fresh state elections.

However, Datuk A. Kadir Jasin, former group chief editor of The News Straits Times, even suggested a solution of the ongoing Terengganu crisis, saying that the three Umno assemblymen turned independent candidates could change their minds if the “price is right” because trustworthy politicians don’t exist anymore. Kadir Jasin’s “price is right” by untrustworthy politicians’ prediction is likely to be proven correct as the 3 rebel UMNO Assemblymen is said to be changing their minds and returning back to UMNO.

What is unprincipled, dishonest and self-contradictory is the comment by MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today that the 3 rebel UMNO State assemblymen in Terengganu should give top priority to the interests of the people and ensure the state Government continue. Why then did MCA not say the same when 3 PR ADUNs crossed over to support BN resulting in a change of state government in Perak, but instead supported the unconstitutional takeover by BN of Perak state government in 2009?

LIM GUAN ENG

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Kenyataan media oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan Lim Guan Eng di Kuala Lumpur pada 14 Mei 2014.

Kembalikan kuasa kepada rakyat melalui pilihanraya secara demokratik di Terengganu; itulah penyelesaian DAP kepada krisis perlembagaan di Terengganu yang terjadi akibat perletakan jawatan tiga ADUN UMNO yang kemudiannya menghasilkan sebuah kerajaan negeri minoriti.

Kembalikan kuasa kepada rakyat melalui pilihanraya secara demokratik di Terengganu; itulah penyelesaian DAP kepada krisis perlembagaan di Terengganu yang terjadi akibat perletakan jawatan tiga ADUN UMNO yang kemudiannya menghasilkan kerajaan negeri minoriti. Inilah yang telah disebut oleh pemimpin DAP, termasuk Ahli Parlimen Gelang Patah, Lim Kit Siang dalam kenyataan medianya semalam.

Beberapa laporan akhbar tentang kononnya seruan Kit Siang kepada Menteri Besar Terengganu yang baru, Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman supaya menyerahkan pentadbiran kerajaan kepada PAS adalah tidak tepat. Kit Siang sekadar menyatakan bahawa ini hanyalah satu daripada tiga kebarangkalian, sebelum menegaskan bahawa jalan terbaik ialah dengan mengadakan pilihanraya semula untuk rakyat Terengganu demi menyelesaikan persoalan siapa yang harus mendapat mandat rakyat.

Perletakan jawatan tiga ADUN UMNO Terengganu menjadikan BN sebuah kerajaan minoriti dengan 14 kerusi di Dewan Undangan Negeri, berbanding 15 ADUN Pakatan Rakyat di dewan yang dianggotai 32 orang ADUN. Untuk menyelesaikan kemelut ini. DAP mencadangkan supaya diadakan pilihanraya.

Bagaimana pun, Datuk A. Kadir Jasin (gambar), bekas ketua pengarang kumpulan The New Straits Times, turut mencadangkan penyelesaian terhadap krisis Terengganu, dengan mengatakan bahawa ketiga-tiga ADUN UMNO yang menjadi ADUN bebas itu mungkin mengubah fikiran mereka jika kena dengan harganya; kerana ahli politik yang amanah tidak lagi wujud. Ramalan ‘kena dengan harga’ Kadir Jasin itu bakal terbukti benar memandangkan tiga ADUN UMNO tersebut dikhabarkan sedang mengubah fikiran masing-masing dan ingin kembali kepada UMNO.

Namun apa yang lebih tidak berprinsip, tidak jujur, dan bercanggah ialah komen daripada presiden MCA Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai pada hari ini bahawa tiga orang ADUN yang keluar UMNO Terengganu itu mesti memberikan keutamaan kepada kepentingan rakyat dan memastikan kerajaan negeri kekal berterusan. Oleh itu kenapa MCA tidak menyebut perkara serupa apabila tiga orang ADUN Pakatan Rakyat melompat menyertai BN dan mengakibatkan perubahan pentadbiran di negeri Perak pada tahun 2009, tetapi sebaliknya menyokong rampasan kuasa BN terhadap kerajaan Perak yang bercanggah dengan perlembagaan itu?

LIM GUAN ENG

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Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 14.5.2014.

A Return To People’s Power By Fresh Democratic General Election For Terengganu Is DAP’s Solution To The Terengganu Constitutional Crisis Brought About By The Resignation of Three UMNO State Assemblymen Leading To An UMNO Minority State Government.

A return to people’s power by fresh democratic general election for Terengganu is DAP’s solution to the Terengganu constitutional crisis brought about by the resignation of three UMNO State Assemblymen leading to an UMNO Minority state government. This was stated by DAP leaders, including Geylang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang, who had issued a press statement yesterday.

Certain press reports highlighting Kit Siang’s call for the newly-minted Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman to hand over the government to PAS is incorrect. Kit Siang had only mentioned this as one of the 3 possible scenarios, before stressing that fresh democratic general election by the people of Terengganu would be the best way out to resolve who has the mandate of the people to rule Terengganu.

The resignations by the 3 UMNO Terengganu ADUNs leaves BN as a minority government with 14 seats in the assembly, against Pakatan Rakyat’s 15 in the 32-seat assembly. To resolve this impasse, the DAP had proposed fresh state elections.

However, Datuk A. Kadir Jasin, former group chief editor of The News Straits Times, even suggested a solution of the ongoing Terengganu crisis, saying that the three Umno assemblymen turned independent candidates could change their minds if the “price is right” because trustworthy politicians don’t exist anymore. Kadir Jasin’s “price is right” by untrustworthy politicians’ prediction is likely to be proven correct as the 3 rebel UMNO Assemblymen is said to be changing their minds and returning back to UMNO.

What is unprincipled, dishonest and self-contradictory is the comment by MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today that the 3 rebel UMNO State assemblymen in Terengganu should give top priority to the interests of the people and ensure the state Government continue. Why then did MCA not say the same when 3 PR ADUNs crossed over to support BN resulting in a change of state government in Perak, but instead supported the unconstitutional takeover by BN of Perak state government in 2009?

LIM GUAN ENG

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民主行动党兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2014年5月14日在吉隆坡发表的文告

对于登嘉楼因为三名巫统州议员辞掉巫统党籍,使巫统成为少数政府所引发的宪政危机,民主行动党所提出的解决方案是把权力交还给人民,让登嘉楼重新进行民主选举。

对于登嘉楼因为三名巫统州议员辞掉巫统党籍,使巫统成为少数政府所引发的宪政危机,民主行动党所提出的解决方案是把权力交还给人民,让登嘉楼重新进行民主选举。这是行动党领袖的表述,包括了振林山国会议员林吉祥也在昨天其文告中作出同样的表述。

部份媒体只着重在林吉祥要求新任登州大臣阿末拉兹夫把政权交给伊斯兰党是有出入的,因为这只是林吉祥在他要求让登州人民重选,以决定谁应该受委托执政登州之前,提出可能发生的三个情况之一而已。

三名辞职的登州巫统州议员,导致国阵成为只有14席的少数政府,得面对民联在共32州议席中所占据的15个议席。为了解开这个僵局,行动党提议重新举行州选举。

然而,《新海峡时报》前集团总编辑拿督卡迪加欣甚至断言登嘉楼危机的解决方案可能只要“谈对价码”就可以让这三位成为独立人士的巫统议员回心转意,因为当今已经不存在可靠的政治人物。现在,卡迪加欣所预言的“谈对价码”就能解决这些言而无信的政治人物似乎应验了,因为三名叛离巫统的州议员被指已经回心转意要重回巫统。

但是,这次危机当中,最没有原则、毫无诚信及自相矛盾的言论,乃来自于马华总会长拿督斯里廖中莱今天发表的言论,因为他要求三名背叛巫统的登州议员应该以人民的利益为优先,确保国阵能继续执政。那为何2009年三名霹雳民联州议员转向支持国阵,导致霹雳政权易手的时候,马华可不是这个论调,但却反过来支持国阵以违宪的方法豪取强夺霹雳政权?

林冠英

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民主行动党兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2014年5月14日在吉隆坡发表的文告

对于登嘉楼因为三名巫统州议员辞掉巫统党籍,使巫统成为少数政府所引发的宪政危机,民主行动党所提出的解决方案是把权力交还给人民,让登嘉楼重新进行民主选举。

对于登嘉楼因为三名巫统州议员辞掉巫统党籍,使巫统成为少数政府所引发的宪政危机,民主行动党所提出的解决方案是把权力交还给人民,让登嘉楼重新进行民主选举。这是行动党领袖的表述,包括了振林山国会议员林吉祥也在昨天其文告中作出同样的表述。

部份媒体只着重在林吉祥要求新任登州大臣阿末拉兹夫把政权交给伊斯兰党是有出入的,因为这只是林吉祥在他要求让登州人民重选,以决定谁应该受委托执政登州之前,提出可能发生的三个情况之一而已。

三名辞职的登州巫统州议员,导致国阵成为只有14席的少数政府,得面对民联在共32州议席中所占据的15个议席。为了解开这个僵局,行动党提议重新举行州选举。

然而,《新海峡时报》前集团总编辑拿督卡迪加欣甚至断言登嘉楼危机的解决方案可能只要“谈对价码”就可以让这三位成为独立人士的巫统议员回心转意,因为当今已经不存在可靠的政治人物。现在,卡迪加欣所预言的“谈对价码”就能解决这些言而无信的政治人物似乎应验了,因为三名叛离巫统的州议员被指已经回心转意要重回巫统。

但是,这次危机当中,最没有原则、毫无诚信及自相矛盾的言论,乃来自于马华总会长拿督斯里廖中莱今天发表的言论,因为他要求三名背叛巫统的登州议员应该以人民的利益为优先,确保国阵能继续执政。那为何2009年三名霹雳民联州议员转向支持国阵,导致霹雳政权易手的时候,马华可不是这个论调,但却反过来支持国阵以违宪的方法豪取强夺霹雳政权?

林冠英

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