Saturday, October 25, 2008

MB Selangor, Abdul Khalid Tidak Begitu Yakin

Malaysiakini memetik temuduga YB Abdul Khalid Ibrahim dan MalaysiaIndru di mana beliau kelihatan tidak begitu yakin dalam bermain politik.

"Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the opposition Pakatan Rakyat is treading very carefully towards forming the federal government, lest certain quarters be provoked to completely suspend the country’s system of democracy.

He said the suspension of Parliament and the state of emergency called - and since then still technically in place - after the wins by the opposition in the May 1969 general election offer sombre lessons for those seeking drastic change.  

khalid ibrahim selangor state budget pc 120808 02Khalid said that while Anwar Ibrahim, who is parliamentary opposition leader and PKR de facto head, harbours strong ambitions of leading the change of government, he is also painfully aware that such moves could lead to a change in the very system of governance itself.  

“We are (still) working towards it. Anwar is very careful - we have to be very careful. Because any rushed action may end up in curtailing the democratic process. We do know Malaysia had that experience in 1969,” he told MalaysiaIndru editor Ji Wi Kathaiah in a recent interview.

“It is not in our interests that by seeking to acquire government, people are deprived of democracy,” he added. 

“He has got an idealism such that if you can get to rule the federal government, it would be better,” Khalid added in reference to the five Pakatan-led states. 

“But I am of the opinion that we have to be careful, that by taking over government, you do not trade in democracy,” he stressed.  Lihat Malaysiakini hari ini.

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