Someone in our kopitiam morning routine suggested an explanation. Nasarudin temporary exit to PKR was a political gambit. His defection then allowed PKR, PAS, DAP to rejoice. I thought Anwar was smiling happily as he put PKR jacket on Nasarudin. There was another photo in media about Nizar holding Nasarudin's hand and raised for everyone to see. A heroic moment for both Nizar and Anwar.
2. Now that was political gambit. Anwar had shown to the whole world that he was playing defections as a political strategy and in fact he intends to be the next Prime Minister that way, through the backdoor. A kopitiam friend likes this backdoor things and he always correct everyone by saying backside la, bukan backdoor. We know he was joking. But someone else are not joking, they are damn serious!
3. At that momment, another defection should be considered as given. Then Najib announced the names of 3 ADUNs of Behrang, Jelapang and Changkat Jering. Meanwhile Nasarudin felt that he should return. The 3 ADUNs are not defectors in Anwar's mould and thinking. 2 man and 1 woman lost faith in their former political camp. Thats all. Nasarudin is afterall just a political gambit. A bait. Satu umpan. A political seducer of Anwar's calibre failed on his own turf and game!
4. Now is Selangor's turn. Another political gambit? Could Klang issue swallow MPs and ADUNs down the stomach. Can Anwar or Khalid stomach it?
confident state's PR assemblymen
new strait times
Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is sure that no Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen in the state will jump ship following the actions of their counterparts in Perak.
“I believe it (Selangor Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen crossing over) will not happen and the likelihood for it to happen is very small.
“PKR, Pas and DAP now understand how we must guard the dignity of our members and parties so that no assemblymen can hop here and there and bring very bad implications to the parties and Pakatan Rakyat as what happened in Perak,” he said at his official residence here today.
He was responding to a question how loyal were Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen in Selangor to the alliance since the collapse of its government in Perak after three representatives — Hee Yit Foong (DAP-Jelapang), Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (PKR-Behrang) and Mohd Osman Jailu (PKR-Changkat Jering) — left their parties and pledged support for Barisan Nasional (BN) and Bota assemblyman Datuk Nasarudin Hashim redefected to Umno.
Asked what he would do if Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen in Selangor switched to the other side, Khalid said: “I think there are no signs this will happen.” On Thursday, former Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo said that so far, no Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen in the state had met him to join BN so that the coalition could return to power.
Presently, Pakatan Rakyat has 36 seats in the 56-seat State Legislative Assembly while BN the rest.
In ALOR SETAR, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak said he was sure that it would be difficult to shake Pakatan Rakyat’s majority in his state.
He said today’s government was elected by the people; and as long as the people want him to lead, he would continue to look after their wellbeing regardless of race.
He said the Pas-PKR-DAP alliance government had over the past 11 months brought changes that one can be proud of.
“There are no problems between the assemblymen and the executive councillors that would lead to party hopping.
“I am confident they will not jump because they are my assemblymen and I have to believe in them and so far, government business is running smoothly,” he said. — BERNAMA