Perak has all the ingredients and reasons for becoming the hot spot in Malaysian political scene. Having slim margin in PRU 12 to rule the State, the Pakatan Rakyat is very fragile with the Menteri Besar coming from PAS, the lowest representation in the PR. The Sultan and Crown Prince are highly educated and respected by Rakyat. The opposition (BN) is very agile and combative in checking the new administration. Initial negotiation for the appointment of Menteri Besar and current crisis on the termination and reappointment of Jamry as Director of JAIP. The uncalled remarks and comments from Karpal Singh on the Sultan of Perak directive on the reinstatement of Jamry.
Dato Sri Mohammad Nizar the Menteri Besar of Perak was the man on the spot. He has to manage all the above issues despite being very green on the job, or rather still in the learning curve in administering the State. I would say he has the hardest job among all the Chief Minister in the country. Despite the few errors in judgments he has done quite well so far but unfortunately the people beyond his control is not helping by adding fuel to the fire. Its looks like that he has no option but to go through the baptism of fire in managing Perak. He will need more then just human intelligence to keep the administration intact and transform Perak into superior performing State.
Perhaps fellow bloggers here have some ideas and advice to him in managing Perak . I will start the ball rolling with comments below:
1. Keep doing what is best for the Rakyat while respecting the Sultan who is the ruler of the State
2. Do not go on witch hunting but focus on developing the State
3. Do not compromise on cronyism and corruptions in whatever forms
4. Focus on administering the state and minimize political trivial
5. Make sure all the Exco’s work as a team and not back stabbing each other