Monday, January 26, 2009

No More Defections To Pakatan : Najib

(source NST)

DPM Najib Abdul Razak doesn't think there'll be anymore BN reps switching camps.

These are all rumours, he said.

It's still a shock to the BN, Najib remarked.

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has dismissed talks that there will be other Barisan Nasional (BN) representatives defecting to Pakatan Rakyat.

“These are all rumours... I don’t think so,” he said when asked on the matter in the wake of Bota assemblyman Datuk Nasaruddin Hashim’s announcement yesterday that he had joined the Pakatan Rakyat.

Earlier Najib and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor joined thousands of people at the Chinese New Year open house organised by the MCA at Wisma MCA here.

Describing Nasaruddin’s action as unexpected, Najib said, he hoped that Nasaruddin could think carefully his decision to join Parti Keadilan Rakyat, a Pakatan Rakyat component member.

The Umno deputy president said he was made to understand that Nasaruddin’s action was due to several factors. He did not elaborate.
Meanwhile, Najib, when met by reporters at the Gerakan open house here, 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.

Najib, who is BN deputy chairman, said he would meet Perak BN chairman Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali today to discuss the issue.

With Nasaruddin’s defection, the Perak Pakatan Rakyat government now has 32 seats compared to BN’s 27.

In a statement posted on PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s website, Nasaruddin said, he made the decision after considering the interests of his constituents.

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.


Anonymous said...

There will be more surprises as long as they remain in denial.
Surely people want to support UMNO - the party, but not the leadership and can't he

understand that? Be it the current leaders and the incoming leadership changeover is not

palatable to the Malay masses.
I am sorry for him as he has no vision and clueless, he has won the Presidency of UMNO

uncontested and that may come with the PM seat, but he has not articulated anything that will

boost the confidence of Malaysians except statement of denials.
It is all about leadership in UMNO sis!!!, Najib should stop lamenting that UMNO has done this

and done that, so what?, Isn't it the responsibility of the government? Najib is still dreaming on

his fathers' legacy and that will be history soon, Don't you think so sis? dh9753 Happy Chinese

New Year and salam.

Anonymous said...

Never say Never.

Was it the title of a Bond movie?

Anonymous said...

afraid oredi ah !?

Anonymous said...

The crossover is definitely going to give someone an advantage. It doesnt look like Anwar

Anonymous said...

Ask him to swear that if, I say if,he ever becomes the P.M. he will go to Mongolia !

Anonymous 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.


Anonymous said...

crossever ini tak beretika.kenapa tak tunggu sahaja pru atau prk supaya rakyat sendiri yang boleh menentukan siapa yang mereka mahu?.bagi saya meloncat parti ini dah macam menghampakan penyokong yang telah mengundi parti asal adun tersebut.

yang peliknya pula,PR tuduh UMNO/BN sebagai orang jahat tetapi kenapa masih mahu saki baki UMNO/BN?

Anonymous said...

' beretika ' !? siapa !?