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Anwar as the Selangor MB?

Anwar as the Selangor MB?

 
Raja Petra says that Anwar will contest in a state by-election to allow him to assume to the top post.


PETALING JAYA: Plans are afoot within PKR to make the party’s de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim as the new Selangor Menteri Besar to replace the embattled Khalid Ibrahim.

 This move is expected to solve the power struggle between Khalid and his nemesis Azmin Ali, who is the state PKR chief.

Popular blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, in his latest posting in Malaysia-Today, said that negotiations were ongoing to make Anwar the Menteri Besar so that neither Khalid nor Azmin gets the job.
According to Raja Petra, he was informed that DAP and PAS have agreed that Khalid be removed as MB, as the PKR Supreme Council is demanding.

“But they do not want Azmin Ali to replace Khalid,” he added.
He said that under the plan that was being worked out, a PKR state rep would quit his seat to allow Anwar to contest for the seat in a by-election.

“And if Anwar wins the by-election, Anwar would take over as Menteri Besar,” he further said.
“To sack Khalid and replace him with Azmin is no-go. Not to sack Khalid would mean the Selangor crisis would never be solved.

“The only way, therefore, is for Anwar to become the Menteri Besar so that neither Khalid nor Azmin gets the job.

“I was told that negotiations are ongoing even as you read this,” he said.

It is also learned that the DAP hierarchy has agreed to this plan while it is unknown on how PAS would take it. It is also uncertain as to how the Sultan of Selangor will view this development.

In the May 2013 GE, both DAP and PAS won 15 seats each while PKR won 14, following which there were calls from PAS for the party’s candidate to be chosen as the MB.

At the same time, there were also attempts made to make Azmin as the new MB. However Khalid was eventually allowed to retain the MB post in the spirit of Pakatan camaraderie.
In recent weeks, the relationship between Azmin and Khalid deteriorated following the former’s removal from the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) board.

Many blamed Khalid for this as his move to strengthen his position for the April party polls. Khalid is expected to challenge Azmin for the deputy president’s post.

The PKNS fiasco resulted in PKR state reps and party leaders in support of Azmin to call upon the party to remove Khalid as the state MB, and replace him with their man Azmin.

Earlier this week, the party officially announced that there were no moves to remove Khalid.
However Raja Petra’s article today suggests that deals are being negotiated behind the scenes to see Anwar, who is also the state economic advisor, assume the top post in the state.

Raja Petra said a clearer picture could emerge in Anwar’s “Special Address to Malaysians” in Bandar Sunway tomorrow.

Also read:

RPK’s article: Is this about the Selangor MB?

Anwar guna RM3billion, Najib guna RM70 billion

Anwar guna RM3billion, Najib guna RM70 billion


Tetapi bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi menggunakan RM237 bilion dari duit Petronas.
SEREMBAN: Tokoh muda PKR,  Rafizi Ramli  mendakwa dedahkan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim  ketika menjadi Menteri Kewangan selama lapan tahun dari 1991 hingga 1998 hanya menggunakan RM3 bilion duit Petronas setiap tahun untuk perbelanjaan kerajaan.
“Datuk Seri Anwar menjadi Menteri Kewangan sebelum dia kena dipecat pada tahun 1998, tiap-tiap tahun Anwar hanya ambil duit Petronas RM3 blion sahaja untuk perbelanjaan kerajaan.

“Tetapi bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (dalam tempoh menjadi Perdana Menteri) menggunakan RM237 billion dari duit Petronas (perbelanjaan kerajaan).

“Sepanjang Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak menjadi Perdana Menteri sejak 2009, tiap-tiap tahun kerajaan Barisan Nasional ambil RM70 billion setahun dari duit Petronas (perbelanjaan kerajaan),” jelas Rafizi yang juga ahli parliman Pandan.

Beliau yang juga Pengarah Strategi PKR berkata jika kerajaan kata tidak ada wang itu tidak betul kerana pendapatan negara lebih dari mencukupi.

“Minyak itu hasil rakyat, milik rakyat. Kamu boleh ambil untuk kamu bermewah dengan macam-macam projek kamu buat. Tapi untuk bagi 20sen, 30 sen satu liter (minyak) kepada rakyat, kamu berkira besar.
“Sebab itu kalau dia (kerajaan) kata tak ada wang, itu tidak betul, kerana jumlah wang yang dikutip daripada cukai rakyat cukup tinggi, jumlah wang yang diperah dari Petronas cukup tinggi.
“Soal kewangan pendapatan (negara) tidak cukup itu tidak betul,” katanya di hadapan lebih 500 orang diceramah penerangan mengenai cukai barangan dan perkhidmatan kerajaan anjuran Pakatan Rakyat Negeri Sembilan di Seremban malam tadi.

Bajet 4B

Dalam ceramah yang bertajuk ‘GST mencekik rakyat’ itu, Bekas Pengurus Bank Negara dan Pakar Ekonomi, Dr Rosli Yaakop pula menyifatkan bajet kerajaan umumnya adalah Bajet 4B.

“Saya panggil bajet kerajaan sebagai Bajet 4B sebab boros, bazir, bocor dan berhutang.
“Perbelanjaan lebih kurang RM264 bilion tetapi pendapatan negara sekitar RM224 bilion. Maka defisit setiap tahun ialah RM40 bilion.
“Dah 16 tahun negara alami defisit. Dah 16 tahun belanja lebih dari hasil. Dia (kerajaan) beritahu kita hutang negara ketika ini RM500 bilion.
Itu pun dah besar.

“Yang sebenarnya hutang negara dianggarkan dah mencecah RM600 bilion.
“Yang GLC (syarikat berkaitan kerajaan) pinjam, yang kerajaan tanggung jaminan dia, tak terkira dalam hutang negara.

“Saya jangka pada tahun 2020, hutang negara mungkin akan mencecah RM1 trilion,” kata Dr Rosli.

Dua jabatan digaji tapi fungsi sama

Ahli Parlimen Rasah, Teo Kok Seong (DAP) pula mempertikaikan bagaimana kerajaan boros dengan menggajikan dua jabatan kerajaan untuk membuat kerja yang sama.

“Malam ini kita ada kawan-kawan dari cawangan khas (Polis DiRaja Malaysia). Kalau ada ceramah memang ada cawangan khas. Cawangan khas ini biasalah, kawan baik kita. Tetapi ada satu lagi jabatan yang membuat kerja yang sama iaitu Jasa (Jabatan Hal Ehwal Khas).

“Kenapa kerajaan membayar gaji kepada dua jabatan sedangkan dua pasukan ini membuat kerja yang sama, iaitu menyalurkan infomasi tentang aktiviti Pakatan Rakyat kepada kerajaan.

“Di Negeri Sembilan contohnya ada 36 kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri dan ada 36 pegawai Jasa. Saya lebih rela menaikkan gaji kawan-kawan cawangan  dan polis daripada menggunakan dua jabatan yang membuat kerja yang sama,” ujar Teo.


Turut hadir dan berceramah ialah Pesuruhjaya PAS Negeri Sembilan, Mohd Taufek Abdul Ghani.




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