press statements on Perak


This is my statement in English and Chinese sent out at around 3.30pm this afternoon. Afternoon is the wrong time to send out statements, but since I was very busy in the morning, and I have no PAs to help me ( I am just a social political worker and not a politician), I have no choice but to send out late the statements which I wrote around 2pm.

(Despite the late hours that i sent out this statement, Malaysiakini has published excerpts of it in both its CHinese and English editions..the links are here: English & CHinese . It has also been reported in Malaysian Insider, click here)

Press Release 

by Dr Hsu Dar Ren , Central Committee member of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia.

1. As a Central Committee member of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia, I strongly urge the Barisan Nasional as well as the Pakatan leadership to come together for an  understanding to jointly seek the permission of the ruler to dissolve the Perak State Assembly and seek a fresh State Election, which in my view is the only sensible solution to the problem.


2. Enough farce has been played and enough damage has been done to the nation. In the interest of the people of Perak in specific and Malaysia in general, it is no longer a matter of who is right and who is wrong. The decision of who should form the rightful government should no longer be decided in courts , but rather it should be decided by the people of Perak themselves, going by the very basic principle of democracy.


3. I humbly appeal to both sides to go back to democratic principles and let common sense prevail rather than trying to hold on to power and lose the support of the people.


1. 作為民政黨中委, 我誠懇的呼吁和希望, 國陣和民聯的領導層, 能達成一項共識, 將霹靂州議會解散, 重新舉行州級選舉.

2. 靂州議會的這項 ‘鬧劇’, 已嚴重的傷害到霹靂州以及我國的聲譽. 這已不是爭論誰是誰非的時候..在民主原則下, 人民的利益和意愿才是最重要的.

3. 霹靂州由誰來執政, 應由霹靂州人民來決定, 而非交于法院裁決.

4. 我希望國陣和民聯雙方, 能以大局為重, 不要為了爭取短暫的權力, 而失去了人民的支持.


56 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ooi
    May 12, 2009 @ 16:46:42

    BN is trying desparately to click on to the power in Perak. They know that if they were to let the people to decide, the answer is very clearly written on the wall. However they will be very stupid to adapt this strategy of clicking onto the power as they will “win the battle but lose the war” as the saying goes…..


  2. Richard Loh
    May 12, 2009 @ 17:25:31

    PR all along had wanted to let the rakyat decide on who to govern the state but umno/najib will not allow that to happen.

    Now the pressure must come from within umno/bn itself to force najib to accede.

    It is good that you issue this statement, which Perakians will thank you.


  3. petestop
    May 12, 2009 @ 17:38:36

    Keep up the good work, doc !

    Unfortunately the rest of the BN component leaders hardly make a stance for the Rakyat.

    But just try to hold on to power by whatever means at their disposal.

    Still wonder why 308 happened ?

    Also, does it takes a genius what will happen comes GE-13 if BN continues with this demonstration of arrogance of power ?


  4. klm
    May 12, 2009 @ 17:40:47

    Oh! Koh Tsu Koon will vomit blood after reading this release. I presume you release this without his blessing.

    Gerakan had been mouse quiet all these while. Hoping to escape the notice of the people, i guess.
    (recently KTK seemed to have disappeared from the surface of earth)

    Well Done. Dr. Hsu


  5. clearwater
    May 12, 2009 @ 17:40:47

    If the people are not allowed to decide now, the repercussions for BN-Umno in the next GE will be dire and predictable. And it will not be limited to Perak state. Voters will remember who did what in 2009 to frustrate their democratic rights. Their righteous anger will know no bounds. We know who abused their power and subjugated state institutions shamelessly. All for self interest. We know and we won’t forget or trust these politicians ever again.


  6. abccom
    May 12, 2009 @ 18:20:26

    Dr. Hsu, now is the time for you to disassociate yourself from Gerakan and BN. In fact, right thinking BNders should be disassociated themselves from their respective parties.

    Just curious why at this critical moment the Sultan of Perak is out of the country. I can’t believe that.


  7. Fkasim
    May 12, 2009 @ 18:32:18

    Did you get the permission of Koh Tsu Koon to release this statement?
    If not, i think Koh Tsu Koon definitely will shake non-stop (perhaps pee in his pants) when he read your statement. Lot of explaing by him to PM.


  8. petestop
    May 12, 2009 @ 19:34:13

    This one really good explanation of the clowns trying to cling on to the Perak govt they stole:

    Putting himself amongst Mandela and Gandhi…. walau eh….

    This poser of a Perak MB, who appointed a racist as his right-hand Senior Exco, one Hamidah Osman who utter the words “When you see a snake and an Indian… which you hit first?”

    The suddenly it is a key-chain, then suddenly it is a pepper-spray… but don’t know who throw it, the katak Hee…. Sounds very familiar, sounds like me, looks like me, but it is not Hee…

    This kind of jokers you guys want as your Perak govt ?

    Myself as Perakian, wanna Puke… !!


  9. Young Girl
    May 12, 2009 @ 19:38:21

    A 16 years old girl sms her father the following message:




  10. A true Malaysian
    May 12, 2009 @ 19:51:00

    This guy is stubborn
    He dare not go for fresh election
    Appealed against High Court decision
    Against Perakians’ and Malaysians’ aspiration

    A super-fast track stay of execution
    Was awarded to this stubborn
    But how to stop execution of a ‘declaration’?
    This stubborn is still in illusion

    High Court made the right decision
    By observing to spirit of the Constitution
    A good starting point for restoration
    To make our Judiciary an independent institution
    Yet, the higher court makes a U-turn

    Sincerely hope Sultan agrees to dissolution
    To clear all these confusion
    What is the use being in illusion?
    Which couldn’t solve Perakian’s dissatisfaction

    Now is the time you rise to occasion
    To reach a satisfactory conclusion


  11. Dr Hsu
    May 12, 2009 @ 19:51:24

    yes, this was issued without going through our national HQ . I will forward a copy to them later on.

    I think this is time that we all put on pressure , from within and without, to get a fresh election in Perak.


  12. PGRM Member D2000
    May 12, 2009 @ 19:53:33

    Dr Hsu is definately right after seeing what had transpired in the Perak State Assembly on 507.
    It is shameful to have Perak Crisis to come to this low state. BN has comiitted an hideous politcal blunder in the eyes of the rakyat. BN is going deeper into the hole as day passes by. Let us have some sense of dignity and reponsibilities in the long road of nation building.
    Go for a political solution ie hold a fresh state election, like what our leader have said, if a mistake is made , let us be brave enough to admit it and make whatsoever corrective steps to remedy the situation.


  13. klm
    May 12, 2009 @ 20:41:34

    Dr. Hsu. You may have cross the Rubicon. What the heck. March and conquer Rome. Alea iacta est – lie the die be cast. Members of Gerakan, march with Dr. Hsu. Lay waste the den of vice and promiscuity.

    (sorry got carried away :))

    I kind of enjoy the image of Koh Tsu Koon throwing out his afternoon coffee when he read the press release.

    PGRM Member D20000. Gerakan smells just from association with the gang of perpetrators of foul deeds. BN has dug a hole so deep it cannot extricate itself. Each step forward is a step closer to hell for BN – UMNO, MCA, Gerakan, MIC et all. You know it but does your leaders know it.


  14. romerz
    May 12, 2009 @ 20:46:44

    Millions of right thinking Malaysians share your views Dr Hsu.

    These nonsense has to end and end now otherwise irreparable damage will be done to our democratic system of government.

    I’m reminded of the constitutional crisis during the US presidential elections between Bush and Gore. Even though technically Gore could have continued to challenge the outcome, he chose to back out citing that the damage to America’s democracy was too high a price to pay.

    Since all these nonsense were started by UMNO/BN, it is imperative on them to stop it now!


  15. Dr Hsu
    May 12, 2009 @ 20:57:43

    what the heck! Any man with consicence would have done what I have done.

    My neck is long and easy to chop since it is always on the chopping block.

    ANd I am only professing our own ideology…To be a party with fairness and fight for fairness..

    I have crossed the rubicon many months ago when I resigned as the head of education bureau and the party leadership knows that I am not the ‘toe the line’ type, unless the line is beneficial to the people…The thorn certainly can cause some pain even if it cannot inflict much injury.


  16. cilipadi
    May 12, 2009 @ 21:09:10

    When politicians don’t place “morality” in the first place
    Problems will be snowballing as far as outer space
    The same God that BN & PR pray ultimately will chose PR in the rightful place
    Because PR morality is there in the first place

    Let’s see whether I am right in the first place
    You need to kick AmNo to outer space
    To make Malaysia a wonderful place
    and put “morality” back in the first place

    Haha, monk, I can also be a poet. cilipadi has good taste.


  17. Chauncey Gardener
    May 12, 2009 @ 21:34:12


    Thanks for that lesson in Latin. Very nice & motivational.

    Dr Hsu,

    You are voicing out the thoughts of the rakyat. Funny how the BN leadership seems to have gone deaf to this. I quote pro-UMNO blogger SakMongkol AK47 – “It’s better for UMNO to lose honourably than to win detestably”

    Also, there is a noticeable shift of PM Najib who seems to be distancing himself stating that it is up to Zambry to decide what to do next… looks like the future Mandela or Gandhi is being set up to be the fall guy.


  18. Dr Hsu
    May 12, 2009 @ 21:41:20

    Chauncey Gardener,

    After seeing how these people operate, I am quite sure that only if all of us pile on pressure, in MSM and blogosphere, as well as within ansd without BN, can they be any hope of going back to the people.

    There is a Chinese saying, ” they would never cry unless they are forced to see the coffin”.

    This is politics in Malaysia and these are our politicians. How pathetic!! 😦


  19. Disgusted
    May 12, 2009 @ 22:02:33


    Haaa haa, not “good” taste but “hot taste.

    Dr Hsu should be getting some tongues wagging within his party and never know, even a disciplinary letter (by hand). Hope not but with a brainless leader, you never know….



  20. pilocarpine
    May 12, 2009 @ 22:59:49

    let BN hold on Perak as long as they want.

    the longer they hold on to it..
    the ‘deeper’ the nation will remember their lack of sense of democracy…

    by next GE, BN will be the minority. not even worthy of the label ‘underdog’… perhaps.. just ‘dog’


  21. Frank
    May 12, 2009 @ 23:15:54

    Dr Hsu,

    I had just sent your posting to Malaysian Insider to our alumni’s blog. I described you as the new conscience of Gerakan after your veteran Dr Toh as one typical example.

    I also help to analyze your limbo in the Party, to go or not to go, to jump or not to jump, I mean, ship!

    Why should you stick out your neck on the chopping board and let that sissy who is equally power crazy likened that Zombie from a Party with the so-called leaders they always spew out craps urging the rakyat to obey and respect rule of law, they instead, behave like the outlaws, disrespect laws and trampling law with their rotten big foot! They are people of haram!

    You have qualified yourself to be a man of integrity and notable character! Kudos……..!


  22. graveyard
    May 12, 2009 @ 23:51:33

    BeeNder graveyard in Perak is digging in deeper and deeper… now kuli make some sense but he is only a lone voice inside AmNo


  23. Justin Choo
    May 12, 2009 @ 23:59:10

    Dr Hsu,

    The Kiwi air must be very refreshing. Full of oxygen now that there is real fire in your mouth. Burn them to hell!

    Don’t worry about the back door thief (chief?) ; not that you are worrying. He will “think” about how to “deal” with you “in due course” at the “appropriate time” when everyone “has cooled down” .

    That’s the way to go, Doctor!! No more Mr Nice Guy!! You CAN do it.



  24. batu giant
    May 13, 2009 @ 00:30:17

    well done dr, we from KLFT or at least from Batu division stands by you. They don’t realize how fed up the public is. There is only one way and the only way is to have the states election. Once and for all this nonsense must put to a halt for the sake of Perakians and also the economy of perak states. BN is losing ground fast and with this ding dong of court proceeding has fasten the nail in the coffin.


  25. jamesloh18
    May 13, 2009 @ 04:02:20

    the force is with you !


  26. Disgusted
    May 13, 2009 @ 04:44:49

    All the crap about People First and empty slogans, if walking the talk on people first, why refused the “people of Perak” to settle this legal “see-saw” by dissolving the state assembly.

    When important institutions like police, judiciary and un-bersih SPR are suspected to be below confident level by the people, going back to the people is the ONLY solution to this disgusting stalemate, rooted by the disgusting regime.



  27. Dr Hsu
    May 13, 2009 @ 07:45:12

    All readers and commentators , thank you for your kind words.

    And to grassroots Gerakan members, thank you for your show of support.


  28. A true Malaysian
    May 13, 2009 @ 10:53:46

    Dr. Hsu,

    You can articulate points much better and sensible than KTK. To a lot of people, KTK is just like a parrot who does not has his own thinking but to parrot on what his masters say.

    For Gerakan to regain support from voters, so long as this parrot and his team is there, I can tell you there is zero chance for that. Only people like you and those like-minded people can revive Gerakan’s popularity amongst voters. But as long as the party is in BN, there is no chance for voters to give back their supports.

    We do not need to look far but just on Perak crisis. KTK and his gang did not even voice out people’s aspiration but happily accepted positions through back-door listing. Just wondering these people know the word ‘shameful’.

    This Perak crisis alone can justify you and your friends to leave Gerakan. Still giving hope to KTK and his gangs?


  29. AGerakanmember
    May 13, 2009 @ 11:36:03

    Dr Hsu,
    Stay back and fight. As you have said, the ideology is right. KTK and gang can be thrown out in the next party election. Take the party back to its original path.
    Thank you for this statements of yours. At least we can lift our heads higher.


  30. petestop
    May 13, 2009 @ 11:48:40

    Most of us in our mid-30s and early 40s still have much respect for the old Gerakan led by Dr Lim Chong Eu.

    I would say that Gerakan needs to get back to its roots while this memories still last amongst the majority of the electorate.

    You won’t be so lucky with the younger generation voters.

    Our sincere believe that Dr Hsu is the only decent Gerakan leader left (besides those who already quit this platform).

    Therefore, don’t let Gerakan die a natural death under KTK and BN, take it back to its original ideology and the Rakyat will be with you again.


  31. A true Malaysian
    May 13, 2009 @ 12:36:21


    You all can stay back and fight, but can you guys stand up against Umno’s arrogance? If can’t, what is the point of “satay back and fight”?

    May I have your response please?


  32. melayu boleh
    May 13, 2009 @ 12:58:51

    ermmm… i just read your blog.. nice info and good tips..


  33. Meng
    May 13, 2009 @ 13:51:07

    I admire your gut.

    Do you think umno will give in?


  34. klm
    May 13, 2009 @ 14:40:56

    I read Penang Gerakan chairman Dr Teng Hock Nan is also calling for a new election in Perak. I think Dr. Hsu is having an effect.

    Right minded people of Gerakan. Make your stand now. Are you on the side of righteousness and conscience. Or are you on the side of selfishness and power craze. This is one time in your life you have to make a stand. It is for your self. It is for you children. BN is corrupting every institutions for it own end. Going forward, these actions will destroy everything we have all sacrificed. Go forward, these actions will destroy everything your party had contributed to nation building.

    This is the moment of truth.

    hmmm. What about the KL clique? What about the “small people” clique there. What about those Gerakan eunuchs? Dont they condemn the situation in Perak. What about the head honcho of Gerakan? Where does he stand?


  35. A true Malaysian
    May 13, 2009 @ 15:45:07

    Hey guys, please help this little girl.

    I promise to do my part. You are great, romerz.


  36. Miranda
    May 13, 2009 @ 15:52:26

    Dear Batu giant,
    you say Batu stongly support Dr. Hsu. But where is LimSi Pin? how come no statement from him on Perak? is it that he only come out when general election for Batu?


  37. Miranda
    May 13, 2009 @ 15:59:33

    Dr Hsu, please go and contest in Batu next round. You should represent Gerakan in Batu.


  38. graveyard
    May 13, 2009 @ 17:00:28

    As seen from the graveyard…

    Gerakan at the moment is split into two fraction right in the middle…

    On one side we have CC member like Dr. Hsu D Ren and on the other side member like VP Huan C G…

    KTK at HCG side and THN much closer to Dr. Hsu side..

    hehe… Dr. — is graveyard look at it correctly?



  39. annoyed
    May 13, 2009 @ 17:42:55

    Anyone knows Chang Ko Youn or KTK children? I am sure even the children are ashamed of their fathers.


  40. wassup
    May 13, 2009 @ 17:54:23

    wow Doc, nowadays when giving cake can get jail, you still dare to be offensive? Curry rice is not that nice Doc.

    Hey carpe diem…


  41. langchiapek
    May 13, 2009 @ 19:09:38

    Dr Hsu,

    Yer party president cum cabinet prefect still play numb le …

    so how now ?


  42. Gerakan Watcher
    May 13, 2009 @ 19:44:23

    THN and KTK are buddies and best of friends…


  43. klm
    May 13, 2009 @ 20:12:40

    Is Gerakan VP Huan C.G. the beast in the party? The Rasputin of Gerakan?


  44. langchiapek
    May 14, 2009 @ 00:23:54


    Gerakan VP Huan Chu Guan ? haha … that BN back bencher club office boy ?

    well he sure get rewarded nicely for his good ball polishing act to land his master puppet a post in the cabinet …

    it is no secret that he is a Johari Baharom man ..


  45. looes74
    May 14, 2009 @ 02:15:45

    Good declaration. But don’t think UMNO would bother because they think that their sticks are bigger
    Since you are trying to pressure on Gerakan (no effect one), me will try to frighten the Singaporeans (Me got plenty of Singapore friends since me in Singapore for long ) and ultimately frighten PAP to act
    I think we need regional and international pressure. Singapore PAP can tolerate Myammar dictators. BUT TO HAVE A UGANDA SPERATED BY 1 KM CAUSEWAY……Hmm…..Time to firghten Singaporeans & PAP. Give them a dog to whack. Mahathir has done it. It’s payback time. Guarantee that PAP will clean sweep the whole dewan
    By the way, one opposition alliance consist of one component party, PKMS (Singapore UMNO). PAP has FRIED one PKMS candidate just like Tang Liang Hong. Ripe for frying session.

    What say you?


  46. annoyed
    May 14, 2009 @ 10:26:27


    Singapore’s investments in Malaysia is so huge. They won’t allow an Uganda at the other end of causeway one, as simple as that.

    If one see Singapore start selling their investments like UOB, OCBC, Great Eastern, Pantai Hospital and so on, then, it is time for us to……….You fill in the blank for me, looes74


  47. annoyed
    May 14, 2009 @ 10:44:30

    “Singapore is very much the right place for me,” said Modi. “It is cosmopolitan, secular, very secure, has a growing population, well-connected.” — The Straits Times, Spice Group Chief, Indian billionaire Bhupendra Kumar Modi

    I don’t see anyone says this to Malaysia.


  48. AGerakanmember
    May 14, 2009 @ 12:28:24

    A True Malaysian

    He is the only one who can stand up to these leaders. Fight them. Bring the party back to its original path. Go out of BN if necessary. He has a following. We all read his writings. He may not know me but that is not important.


  49. A true Malaysian
    May 14, 2009 @ 12:37:10


    Thanks for your response.

    “Bring the party back to its original path. Go out of BN if necessary.”

    It is not a necessary, it is a MUST.


  50. langchiapek
    May 14, 2009 @ 13:54:20

    Dr Hsu,

    your fellow comrade, THN, was told to shutup and mind his own business in Penang.

    Umno raps Gerakan’s Teng for comment on Perak crisis

    IPOH, May 14 — Penang Gerakan chairman Datuk Dr Teng Hock Nan was today criticised for proposing the Perak state assembly be dissolved as his comment can cause friction in Barisan Nasional (BN).

    “In this situation, he should instead encourage and support BN,” Kubu Gajah assemblyman Datuk Seri Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar told Bernama.

    He said Teng should also instead focus on efforts to rebuild Gerakan in Penang.

    “Doesn’t Teng know that BN has the majority voice in Perak? Doesn’t he know that the crisis in Perak is due to Pakatan Rakyat’s refusal to accept the fact that they have lost the majority?” he asked.

    At a press conference in Penang yesterday, Teng said that dissolving the Perak state assembly would enable the people of Perak to decide who should rule the state.

    Umno information chief Ahmad Maslan said it should be explained to the people of Perak why BN had the right to govern the state as BN had the majority in the state assembly.

    “The Perak political crisis is a national issue and needs to be explained to everyone in the state to avoid confusion,” he said.

    Ahmad, who is also Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said he would explain every issue pertaining to the Perak political crisis during his visits to the states soon. — Bernama

    and btw, the prefect party president still play numb.


  51. Dr Hsu
    May 14, 2009 @ 21:02:31

    Some little birds have informed me that PAS has translated my press statement into Bahasa and posted in their Perak website.


  52. A true Malaysian
    May 14, 2009 @ 21:59:42

    Dr. Hsu,


    There is no doubt that your views command wide acceptance by all, irrespective of which clan, race, political inclination. This is also the reason why previously I took an effort to tell our fellow Malay Malaysians to visit and to participate in your blog.

    The reason for this wide acceptance, to my mind, is because of your patience and civil manner, beside the smooth reading writing style. I guess you are the last person that will directly scold a person even that person makes a nuisance here and there.

    Politicians from both divides should learn your approach to bring a civilized society that many of us looking forward to.

    Please accept my salute to you, Dr. Hsu.


  53. aca
    May 14, 2009 @ 23:12:25

    dr hsu

    your gerakan chang is all for the putsch.

    your gerakan grabbed a piece of land meant for public utilities and turn it into BU 8.

    your gerakan president aint gonna come forward to reveal the reasons for the land fiasco in Penang which resulted in the state govt having to cough out a large sum of money as compensation. all becuase he thinks the present govt will politicise the issue. goodness, you are talking about millions of taxpayers’ money down the tube which could be used to help the poor and he is more concern about politics.

    Dr hsu, i wonder why decent individuals like you still stay in gerakan and hope the party will change.


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  55. Dr Hsu
    May 15, 2009 @ 07:52:52

    I think the chances of Perak going back to the people is much higher now.

    All in the civil society must make a stand and push for a fresh election.

    BN would have no choice but to bow to public pressure. ALready I was told even many in UMNO are asking for the Assembly be dissolved.

    Bloggers and commentators, keep up the pressure, we are almost there!


  56. how to lose weight in 2 weeks
    Oct 12, 2009 @ 16:05:59

    nicely written, and congratulations..seems like we’ll hear your voice a lot from now.. 🙂
    keep up the good work!


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