Out of desperation to keep his parliamentary seat and to safeguard his political survival, Kayvaes has offered to merge his party with Gerakan.
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Datuk M. Kayveas made the surprise announcement during his speech at the opening of the state PPP convention by Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon here yesterday. “I’m open to this idea and we can start talking about it after April next year (when Dr Koh takes over as party president from Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik).
“But, don’t kacau (disturb) my parliamentary seat in Taiping,” he said.
UMNO had indicated to Gerakan that it wants back the Bukit Gantang seat and the latter is to take back the Taiping seat. Hence, Gerakan Wanita Chief Tan Lian Hoe was recently made the head of BN Taiping.
Looks like Kayvaes is even willing to trade PPP for his own political survival. Of course, Dr Koh Tsu Koon's respond to Kayvaes was lukewarm. His party can do better without a loose cannon.