One became the MB after the other was asked to resign by the Sultan who believed that he no longer commanded the majority of the state assembly (after three reps and another left Pakatan Rakyat).
However, that other (deposed) one is still functioning because he insists that he is still legally the chief minister of Perak.
He had wanted the assembly to be dissolved but the Sultan did not consent to his recommendation.
As you must already know, his supporters came out strong in protest against the Sultan.
Tsk tsk tsk.
I'm no royalist. But that was a big show of "kurang ajar".
I wouldn't do all those things -- shouting profanities, pelting stones and showing the finger -- to any leader or ruler. Even if I thought he/she was deserving of my middle finger.
Oh...maybe his supporters were really really angry. And mad.
Protest all you want. Shout all you want about injustice, democracy and so on...that is so acceptable. But when you go overboard and beyond, that is sheer bad behavior. That is "kurang ajar". Over sangat. Unacceptable.
I'd really like to see how the Perak crisis is going to be resolved.
It is not as complicated as everyone has made it out to be.
You see, it is politics, after all.
But it is not going to be easier for anyone from now.
Two menteris besar! I'll say that's something for our history books.
Then on Monday (Feb 9) Bukit Gantang MP Roslan Shaharom died of a heart attack.
A by-election will be held within the next two months, as required by law.
Some will say that his death complicates the situation while there are others who will disagree.
What is clear is that a contest will take place.
Perak DAP wants the deposed MB Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin to be fielded.
Nizar is already a state assemblyman, as Pas spiritual leader Tok Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat pointed out.
Nik Aziz disagrees with the DAP's suggestion.
He said as long as Pakatan Rakyat regarded Nizar as the Perak MB, he should not be contesting in the by-election.
Here's what the Tok Guru said today (The Star):“If you ask me, I cannot accept a menteri besar contesting in a by-election. To me, it is not right for the ’Perak MB’ to contest as he is already an elected representative.
“This is just like what the former Pas president (the late) Datuk Asri Muda did when he contested for both the state and parliamentary seats when he was the Kelantan menteri besar.”
My view is inconsequential.
I took a (short) break from blogging. Things were just moving too fast. My NST alert (thank you Azmi and Zainul) was beeping almost non-stop to give me updates about the political crisis in Perak . Unbelievable.
So, no, my view does not count.
And I'm not sure if the Tok Guru's (view) does.