Claims on MP buyout 'baseless' KOTA KINABALU: Contrary to claims that the opposition is on the hunt for rogue members of parliament in Sabah, Barisan Nasional leaders here say they know of no potential turncoats. Full Story
SUPP and PRS pledge support for Abdullah KUCHING: Serian Member of Parliament Datuk Richard Riot Jaem has denied claims that he has left the Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP). He made the denial when SUPP president Tan Sri Dr George Chan spoke to him yesterday. Full Story
I had calls from BN MPs, insists Anwar IPOH: Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday maintained he had been in touch with Barisan Nasional MPs who wanted to cross over. Full Story
Hadi: No one enticed ALOR STAR: Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang yesterday denied that the tripartite grouping was trying to lure Barisan Nasional MPs into leaving the coalition. Full Story
Opposition tried to lure BN MP with ministerial post, claims PBB – bernama.com KUCHING, Sat: Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) component Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) claimed today that the opposition had made an attempt to win over a BN member of parliament by offering a post of minister or deputy minister if he crossed over.
Jawatan menteri dan timbalan menteri menanti jika BN Sarawak setuju sertai pembangkang – mstar online KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) mengesahkan ada cubaan untuk menawarkan anggota Parlimen dari parti itu menyertai pembangkang bagi tujuan membentuk kerajaan baru persekutuan dengan menjanjikan jawatan Menteri dan Timbalan Menteri jika bersetuju menerima tawaran itu. Full Story
Anwar admits meeting BN reps on crossovers, not buyovers - nstonline IPOH, Fri: On top of the Sabah and Sarawak BN elected representatives he met, Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also held meetings with Peninsular BN representatives on the possibility of defecting to the opposition. But as things stand, PKR is not rushing into the situation. http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Friday/Frontpage/20080321150830/Article
Anwar tegaskan 'beli orang' bukan tradisi KeADILan, PAS dan DAP - harakahdaily.net KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Mac (Hrkh) - Penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat (KeADILan), Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim berkata emang benar ada rakyat Sabah, Sarawak dan Semenanjung menemuinya yang ingin bersama-sama bersandarkan agenda perjuangan dan agenda perubahan negara, tetapi beliau menegaskan 'beli orang' seperti yang didakwa Umno/BN bukan tradisi parti pembangkang. http://www.harakahdaily.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13441&Itemid=28
Anwar Has Spoken To Idiot and S-I-L – malaysia-today.com Anwar is saying that the BN MP's met him. I dont see what is there to hide anymore. The facts are the other way around. Anwar is actively (day and night, siang dan malam, 24-7) courting the BN MPs. And yes Anwar is not just talking to the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak. I have heard from the vine that Anwar has spoken to Idiot and the S-I-L in Kuala Lumpur. What do you say to that? He has also met a very senior Pemuda UMNO EXCO member. Anwar told The Star that 'the principle of the BN MPs crossing over was based on an agenda of struggle and changes for the nation.' 'The question of buying people does not arise. It is not our tradition' he said. Well my dear friends on Thursday, 15 MPs from Sabah (and possibly Sarawak) were in Melbourne, Australia being entertained by Saifuddin Nasution and Musa Aman's brother, Hanipah (?) - the guy who did not want to be Deputy Minister. They are being courted by Anwar to cross over. This is an all expenses paid trip. Where is the money coming from and who is paying for it?They are being served not just food ok. There may be a couple of Australian sheepksins thrown into the deal. They may be engaged in some vigorous pushing and struggling over the weekend in Melbourne but let me assure you that 'struggle and changes for the nation' are the furthest things from their minds.
These are Sabah MPs. Have you heard of a jumping animal called the katak? http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/4810/84/
Menanti ‘tongkang pecah’ - agendadaily.com Dalam keadaan sekarang hakikat yang perlu diakui Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim tak rugi apa-apa.Penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat itu ibarat memasang bubu di muara sungai menanti ikan masuk. Apa saja perkembangan negetif dalam UMNO akan menjadi berita baik baginya. Mahu tak mahu UMNO sendiri perlu memastikan kubunya tidak jadi ‘tongkang pecah’.” Ini boleh buat ramai nanti yang akan berenang cari pelampong yang nampak selamat. http://agendadaily.com/cmspreview/content.jsp?id=com.tms.cms.article.Article_be3f1540-cabec5bb-1d85ab90-2bb0cf2c
Barisan reps come under watch – thestar online KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional component party chiefs have pledged to closely monitor Members of Parliament from their respective parties and prevent them from switching to other parties, particularly to the Opposition. http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/3/22/nation/20726718&sec=nation
Zaid: High time for 'anti-hopping' law – nstonline KOTA BARU, Sat: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim said today he would propose to the Cabinet the formulation of an anti-hopping law to put a stop to party-hopping by politicians. He said the act of switching political parties by politicians after winning the general election on their former parties’ tickets was immoral.