Malaysiakini EC: No by-elections in Perak. I had suspected this answer yesterday. Just think, if the whole situation is reverse, will the EC call for immediate by-elections? I bet you 101% that by-elections will be announced immediately.
This is what umno/bn stood for.
"We can do what we like unto you but we will not tolerate anyone doing the same unto us."
If you are not hit by shit, you can never know how awful the taste and smell of it is like. We the common people are receiving shock after shock, everyday, be it political or economical situations. We are being thrown shit onto our faces.
The political shit of umno/bn, regarding the cross over of Aduns or MPs from one political party to another and we have umno/bn leaders puking out shit from their mouth.
This is the shit from umno/bn leaders when umno Bota assemblyman Datuk Nasarudin Hashim cross over to PKR.
By SYLVIA LOOI (The Star)
IPOH: Bota assemblyman Datuk Nasarudin Hashim has put his self-interest above that of Umno’s struggles, party president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.
Expressing his disappointment over Nasarudin’s decision to defect to PKR, Abdullah described the assemblyman as being “weak.”
“If you are strong, you will face up to all challenges that come your way,” he told reporters on Thursday.
(Bernama) PUTRAJAYA, WED: The Perak Barisan Nasional (BN) should organise a mass movement to demand that Bota assemblyman Datuk Nasaruddin Hashim gives up the seat to enable a by-election as he has chosen to cross over to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), said Umno Supreme Council (MT) member Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.
Rais, who is also Foreign Minister, said Nasaruddin won the seat on the BN ticket in the general election and by deserting the coalition, he had betrayed the trust the people had placed in him.
If I were a Perakian, I would start mobilising all the NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and village chiefs now to demand his resignation. The Perak BN should take this step.
(The Star) - MPs and assemblyman should not switch parties because it goes against the mandate given by the people, said several Barisan Nasional leaders.
On Nasarudin’s defection, Ong said: “There must be reasons behind it.”
“But of course that is his choice,” he said, adding that the MCA would continue to stand with the Barisan even during challenging times, especially with the global economic crisis.
Just as surprised by Nasarudin’s decision to move to PKR, Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said the people’s mandate must be respected.
“I do not agree with the act of switching parties, especially during these challenging times. What will happen if people kept switching parties? It will contribute to instability.
When two PKR Aduns, Jamaluddin and Mohd Osman were rumoured to have cross over to umno/bn, they can even spin the shit that are thrown at you.
Abdullah responded in the affirmative when asked if there was any truth to the rumours that two PKR assemblymen in Perak would hop over to Umno soon.
"God willing, that may happen," he told reporters at the launch of the Federal Territories Day festival here this morning.
He added that it showed confidence, even among political rivals, that Umno is a party that fights for their ideals.
From Malaysia Today
However, there have been swirling rumours that Jamaluddin and Mohd Osman, who 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, may have decided to defect to Umno in the hopes of getting off the charge.
“Really the question now is whether BN is willing to be seen as corrupt if they are really to accept those who have been charged,” a state PR official told The Malaysian Insider.
But with the stakes high and the prize control of the state government, Umno and BN have indicated they are willing to accept defections from PR parties.
“Najib would have appeared unscrupulous if Umno tempted PKR lawmakers to join Umno. But Anwar made that move first and it looks like a tactical failure that has blown up in his face,” an Umno veteran said.
Umno had been accused of negotiating with Pas to form governments in Perak and Selangor in the aftermath of the dismal performance in the 2008 elections but Pas lawmakers refused the alliance.
“What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. There should be no double standards that say only Barisan Nasional is low enough to get people to defect. Both sides do it,” a Perak Barisan Nasional veteran told The Malaysian Insider.
“It’s politics. Pure and simple,” he said, pointing out both Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional have been engaged in a pyschological battle in Perak by claiming defections from both sides.
Umno Youth chief aspirant Khairy Jamaluddin said he is opposed to party-hopping because it is unethical, but he will not support anti-hopping legislation.
They said they want to change and changed they did but from bad to worst. The same old arrogant attitude that no one else is better than them and showing the power that they can do anything they like unto you but will not tolerate anyone doing the same unto them.