Bukan saja Khir Toyo, bahkan semua yang terlibat, termasuk kakitangan jentera kerajaan negeri Selangor yang masih berpegang pada budaya lama yang mengundang budaya kerja yang tidak sihat dan merugi kerajaan dan rakyat diteliti prestasi mereka pada masa dahulu, kini dan seterusnya.
Amatlah sukar untuk melaksanakan perubahan, sekiranya jentera kerajaan negeri amat payah menerimanya dengan penuh rela dan bersungguh-sungguh menjayakannya.
Di Perak perlantikan pegawai oleh kerajaan Persekutuan telah merencatkan perlaksanaan perubahan yang hakiki kerana resistance jentera kerajaan negeri sehingga berlakunya kemelut politik di Perak.
Sekiranya, jentera kerajaan negeri tidak mahu memahami dan menghayati perubahan yang ingin dilaksanakan oleh kerajaan baru Pakatan Rakyat, sebaiknya kakitangan tersebut meletakkan jawatan masing-masing, atau jika berdegil perlu diteliti prestasi kerja mereka dan diambil tindakan undang-undang dengan segera agar tidak melanjutkan kesia-siaan mereka memegang jawatan hanya dengan hasrat untuk mensabotaj dan menggagal segala usaha murni kerajaan negeri Pakatan Rakyat.
|May 19, 09 5:37pm Malaysiakini.com|
|The Selangor assembly’s powerful rights and privileges committee has suspended state opposition leader and former menteri besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo for 12 months from the House.
The decision follows the Umno leader’s absence from the Balkis inquiry in March and for criticising the Selangor Select Committee on Competence, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) in his blog.
The privileges committee also called for the suspension of Barisan Nasional assemblypersons Warno Dogol (Sabak), Isa Abdul Kasim (Batang Kali), Marsum Paing (Dengkil) and Mohamad Idris Abu Bakar (Hulu Bernam) for six months for questioning the integrity of Selcat.
State assembly speaker and committee chairperson Teng Chang Khim announced the decision after chairing the privileges committee meeting in Shah Alalm to discuss the matter.
“Khir is found guilty of contempt of the House in refusing to attend the Selcat hearing, and is suspended from the assembly for 12 months and his allowances would also be frozen during the period.
“However, the decision would have to be tabled at the Selangor state assembly sitting scheduled in July for it to be adopted. This includes the suspension of the four other assemblypersons,” he said.
‘I will challenge it’
In an immediate reaction, the former MB told Malaysiakini that he would challenge the suspension.
“I have yet to receive the letter from the committee. I have instructed my lawyers to look into the matter and we will file an application for a judicial review to challenge the order.”
He said he had some time to review his options as the next sitting will only be in July.
“I expected this decision as they do not want me to criticise (the state government),” he said.
Khir said the latest development would not deter him from performing his duties as the opposition leader and vowed to continue voicing his opinions on the mistakes of the Pakatan Rakyat government.
On May 12, the privileges committee summoned Khir to explain his absence at the Balkis inquiry – set up to look into an alleged abuse of state funds by the organisation of BN state representatives’ wives when the coalition was in power.
Balkis was headed by Khir’s wife Zaharah Kechik.
Also summoned were the four BN elected representatives who had also snubbed the inquiry.
During a press conference then, Teng had revealed that Zaharah would also have to answer for her absence at the Balkis inquiry.
He said that the state government had lodged a police report against her under the Contempt of the House (Selangor Legislative Assembly) Enactment 2008.
Under the enactment, Zaharah can be punished with imprisonment up to 12 months or a fine not exceeding RM5,000, or both.
Khir had previously explained his reasons for missing the inquiry. He had claimed that it was not done in a proper manner and that it should have been held behind closed doors.