by Sebanaku Sarawak
KUCHING: At best he could be described as a ‘bendahara’ or a prime minister in a modern country that practices the presidential system.
However, most would have no problem to regard him as a self-proclaimed king – as a matter of fact his ‘subjects’ in the Semop constituency have no problem to vouch this.
In his heyday as the eyes and ears of the Sarawak Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, there were many elected representatives who would always be seen with him
Sometimes they were seen having serious discussions and sometimes they were seen amusing themselves by cracking jokes among themselves.
And of course, the self-proclaimed king would be at the center of the world for these elected representatives who were actually his ministers – helping the self-proclaimed king to watch over the running of the state.
However, when the self-proclaimed king was ‘dethroned’ months ago, suddenly he found himself alone with no minister could be seen at his side.
If in the past these ministers would always find opportunities to be with him, now his ministers are shunning him as if he was a ghost.
One of his ministers, YB Abu Seman Jahwie, who is the Jemoreng assemblyman, had caused a great pain to the self-proclaimed king when he unexpectedly joined the self-proclaimed king’s nemesis Datuk Abdul Wahab Dolah.
As to prove his loyalty, YB Abu Seman Jahwie had badmouthed the self-proclaimed king – exposing his dirty works to all.
The self-proclaimed king just could not believe this could ever happen to him because all his ministers were seemed to be loyal to him.
As a matter of fact, to the certain extent, he was the one who had helped these ministers to get what they have now.
However, as it is now, he has to resign to the fact that all of his ministers are now trying to find themselves new bosses for the sake of their own survival.
Thus, he, as the self-proclaimed king, is now left without ministers.
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