The newly installed BN government in Perak is facing an expected problem. Two of the three 'independent' assemblymen facing corruption charges, Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu and Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi, have failed to turn up for their court's hearing.
The two were charged in a Sessions Court on Aug 25 last year with allegedly receiving bribes over the application for a RM180mil housing project in Sri Iskandar in Perak Tengah.
An arrest warrant is now out against Osman for going AWOL. The two were instrumental in the fall of the PR Perak government. With their support, the BN was able wrest power in the state.
However, I have said earlier that this new government which was formed primarily on the support of the three 'independent' assemblymen is not stable.
Failing both democracy and morality test, the best way forward is to dissolve the state assembly to allow for snap elections. Ultimately, a government must be supported by the people.
Funny, the two assemblymen looked healthy when they turned up at Putrajaya to support Najib and the BN. None of the three assemblymen appeared on the state exco list today. Looks like Hee Yit Foong may have to wait a bit longer for her Toyota Camry.
BN is taking a great risk to appoint the three as state excos. This is the main reason why the coalition has continued to fish for more defectors.