Perak PR turns one with a bite of red eggs under the Democracy Tree – Photos by Kinta Kid
Birthday boy Nizar receives a basket of pomelo
Kinta Kid reports from the Democracy Tree in Ipoh:
A year ago today the new government of Perak was sworn in. Coincidentally it was also the birthday of “MB yang sah” Nizar Jamaluddin. Today, I received an sms at around 5.00pm about a birthday party for Nizar and it was to be held under Pokok Demokrasi at 6.00pm. Where else!
The PR team turns one today and the situation today has completely changed compared to the previous 50-odd years. For his birthday, Nizar was presented with a pomelo. (The pomelo is a fruit identified with Ipoh. It is segmented inside but is juicy and refreshing and its outer appearance is packaged well with a smooth and rounded exterior.)
Then there was a a basket of red eggs, yet another symbol of a birthday – usually presented during a child’s full moon (one-month-old birthday). Symbolic yes, and something that the rakyat of Ipoh can identify with.
For Nizar, after 52 years, he wants to ensure the “rule of law is maintained in Perak” – a rule which “recognises the separation of powers as enshrined in the constitution”.
The crowd in attendance applauded heartily.