So, the sandiwara continues...When Bota assemblyman Nasarudin joins PKR, there were howls and calls for the immediate implementation of an anti-hopping law. Leading the call was UMNO's strongman Muhyiddin Yassin and PBS president Joseph Pairin Kitingan. The latter was a victim when elected representatives from his party hopped to BN and brought down his administration.
The DAP and Pas today voiced their support for an anti-hopping law, but they said lawmakers who resign must be allowed to seek a fresh mandate. DAP has been quite consistent with their stand. Previously, the party had suffered from defections. Their stand is admirable.
However, there is a twist in Perak. It seems that the tide is flowing against PKR; which is still celebrating the defection of Nasarudin. UMNO is now trumpeting possible defections from two PKR exco in Perak to UMNO.
He gave a strong indication that the Barisan Nasional may soon wrest back control of the Perak state government from the Pakatan Rakyat. 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.
I can't help but smelling dead rats. The duo were reported missing in action. How could Abdullah possibly know their intention to defect? Does he know the whereabouts of the two? Could they be possible held up by UMNO?
This is the main problem with UMNO and BN. When defections are in their favour, the action is considered laudable and appropriate. The holier-than-thou attitude shows that UMNO is not sincere and probably will never be in reforming the political system in this country.
I am waiting to hear opposition from both Muhyiddin and Pairin on the possible defections of PKR assemblymen to UMNO.
I have said this before, the newly minted coalition PR should take cognisance of their own mavericks and little Napoleons. Did PKR investigate the bribery allegations against the two excos?
Serve PKR right if the two assemblymen actually defected. The defections will prove that corruption is rampant in UMNO. The party should be more selective and careful. In this case, the two assemblymen are facing bribery charges and the hearing is next Feb 10.
What has UMNO promised the two?