At the dawn of this Perak BN state government in 2009, one imagines that the likes of Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir and the rest of the leadership knew winning the state in the 13th General Elections will be a tall order. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the takeover, many Perakians would have felt that their voice were being superseded by party political intrigues.
The 2012 Perak Budget was passed last week with minimal fuss – criticisms of it being a deficit budget and an election sweetener were all the Opposition had to go with.
Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir strikes a most likeable figure in Malaysian politics. Thrust into the national limelight as the MB who was always going to bear the brunt of Pakatan anguish at having to lose the state they won by vote, BN could not have picked a more apt person to take the hits and still come out smiling knowing that his moves are improving BN’s chances of winning the next elections, outright.