Gerakan deputy president and Perak Gerakan chairperson Chang Ko Youn said although Gerakan did not win any state seat in Perak in the general election last year, the party fully supported the formation of a new state government.
"Although we prefer a fresh election, we don't want to burden the people and strain any resources in view of the current economic situation."
Chang, this is precisely my point. How can we allow your coalition to govern when your party did not even win any seat?
Straining resources? Malaysians must protect our democratic process regardless of the price. If the democracy is allowed to be trampled by 3 people who can decide the fall of a state government regardless what the millions of voters think, isn't it more expensive than any price we are made to pay for snap elections?
Chang, what about millions of development funds allocated to BN representatives/proxies in states which BN lost? These are public resources. Not from UMNO's piggie bank or the rentals collected from your Menara PGRM.
Gerakan Youth Chief Lim Si Pin's stand against defections should be lauded. Is he willing to resign to oppose his party stand?
MCA Kong Cho Ha said "BN has the numbers. It is only natural for the coalition to offer itself to form the state government. However, for detailed arrangement, we prefer it to be discussed behind closed doors."
Kong still hasn't learned the lesson of 308. Still behind closed doors. You have robbed off Perakians' democratic voice.
MIC president S Samy Vellu, in welcoming the change in the Perak government, congratulated BN leaders who led the change.
Samy, what change? You are the last person who is fit to talk about change.
Umno Youth chief Hishammuddin Hussein said with the latest development in Perak, BN should now get closer to the people and learn from past mistakes. Hishammuddin, what didn't the coalition get closer the people it governed since independence?
In Kuching, the four BN component parties - Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP), Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) - described the latest political development in Perak as a good sign for the coalition.
BN has shown its true colours. At least there were leaders from DAP and PAS who were against defections and had asked for an anti-hopping legislation to be passed.
What has changed in Perak? Three more individuals decided to support the BN. These three unscrupulous individuals have made a mockery of our democratic process. BN should expect to lose big in the next general election.
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