Monday, 26 January 2009

Najib: No more defections to Pakatan - Malaysiakini

The Deputy Prime Minister made the pronouncement following the decision by Umno's Bota state representative to join Pakatan yesterday. – Malaysiakini

Bota assemblyperson Nasaruddin Hashim left Umno yesterday to join Pakatan in Perak, prompting speculation that others might also follow suit.

"These are all rumours... I don't think so," said Najib.

According to a Bernama report, Najib described Nasaruddin's action as unexpected.

The incoming Umno president said that he hoped Nasaruddin could think carefully his decision to join PKR, a Pakatan Rakyat component member.

He added that he was made to understand that Nasaruddin's action was due to several factors.

He, however, did not elaborate.

Najib was talking to reporters after attending the MCA's Chinese New Year open house in Kuala Lumpur here today.

Later, at the Gerakan open house, Najib said Nasaruddin's decision took many by surprise.

"We heard about this two days ago but it is still a shock," he said.

Najib said Umno and BN elected representatives should understand that the party had done a lot of good deeds to the people and the country.

"It is not right to abandon the party because of personal problems or dissatisfactions at a time when the party needs our support," he said.

With Nasaruddin's defection, the Perak Pakatan Rakyat government now has 32 seats compared to BN's 27.In the March 8 general election,

Nasaruddin, who polled 6,556 votes, defeated PKR candidate Capt (Rtd) Usaili Alias with a 2,068-vote majority. - Malaysiakini

4 comments:

torexxx said...

"Cross overs are unethical and Karpal Singh is fully aware of this.

How can a wolf in sheep's clothing be trusted? When the rakyat voted, they expect their wakil to serve, not jump ship when ever they fancy.

A by election should be called instead of changing partners at will. And that goes to both sides of the divide.

It may appear strange, but when a PKR fool crosses over to BN, it is because 'he is bought over'. But when BN idiots cross the fence, it is 'free of charge'.

Since UMNO is bad, why should PKR recruit bad people?

Well, that's politics. Never ever trust politicians. They are only interested in their well being, not the people who voted for them."
- taken from a comment in No More Defections To Pakatan

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youth attack said...

the thing about Nasaruddin was that he left the party more on the personal level i suppose considering the fact that he lose the last general election and also wasn't elected again as the Felcra chairman.perhaps that Nasa was "merajuk" with UMNO.

youth attack said...

the thing about Nasaruddin was that he left the party more on the personal level i suppose considering the fact that he lose the last general election and also wasn't elected again as the Felcra chairman.perhaps that Nasa was "merajuk" with UMNO.