Rumours abound that Najib Razak is planning to overthrow the Selangor state government, Malaysia’s wealthiest state and currently under opposition control, with the appointment of the controversial head of the Selangor Religious Affairs Department (JAIS), Datuk Khusrin Munawi as the Selangor State Secretary. Once again, as when Najib overthrew the Perak state governmnent, the Royalty and the State Secretary played key roles in support of Najib’s plans (Read here).
The Malaysian Chronicle has this to say:
Amid rising disgruntlement within the Selangor civil service over the proposed appointment of Khusrin Munawi as the new Selangor State Secretary, Pakatan Rakyat leaders confirmed that they would not accept the appointment foisted on them by Prime Minister Najib Razak even though it may have the Sultan’s blessings.
The former Perak Menteri Besar, Datuk Nizar, who was the first victim of Najib’s legislative coup, had this to say (Read here):
Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin warned the Selangor government today of a possible repeat of Barisan Nasional (BN)’s takeover of Perak in the country’s wealthiest state with the appointment of Datuk Mohd Khusrin Munawi as the state secretary.
The ousted Perak mentri besar urged the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government to do all that was ‘humanly possible’ to prevent the state Islamic Religious Department (Jais) director from carrying out his new duties come January 1.
However, the strongest allegations that Najib is plotting to overthrow the Selangor state government comes from Malaysia’s most informed citizen, Raja Petra Kamarudin on his hugely popular Malaysia Today website, who predicts that Selangor will fall in January although the year appears to be 201o which could be a typo (Read here).
[Updated Editor’s note: The year 2010 is correct as the above article from Raja Petra was written in 2009. Najib was believed to have already planned to destabilise and overthrow the PR Selangor state government in 2009 through the various disturbing incidents in Selangor(e.g. MACC investigations on PR legislators which led to the death of Teoh Beng Hock, the cow head incident, the beer incident, the attacks on non – Muslim legislators, etc)]
…Two weeks before the Pakatan Rakyat Perak state government fell I suggested they seek an audience with the Sultan of Perak and request that the Perak State Assembly be dissolved to make way for fresh state elections….
….Anyway, that is now all water under the bridge and we now all know that the Sultan was bribed to bring down Pakatan Rakyat plus he was blackmailed with the Nazrin succession issue. In short, they gave the Sultan both the carrot and the stick and like any donkey subjected to the carrot-and-stick treatment Tuanku was meekly led by the nose….
..Let me make this very clear. Pakatan Rakyat is NOT running Selangor. Umno is. So, if you want things to happen, forget about going to see the Pakatan Rakyat people. Go seek out the Umno warlords and pay some money, a lot of money, and everything will be plain sailing…
…So, Pakatan Rakyat, beware. Your days in Selangor may be numbered. Umno has given itself until January 2010 to take over the state. And they are doing many things simultaneously to ensure that they succeed. We warned you about Perak and you laughed. Now we are warning you about Selangor. Still want to laugh? You lose Selangor like you did Perak and this time I am really going to fuck you through and through. And this is no threat. This is a promise.