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200 join BN in Kedah

BUKIT SELAMBAU, 5 April 2009: With less than 48 hours to the Bukit Selambau by-election, more than 200 members from an opposition party have decided to quit and join the Barisan Nasional (BN).

While Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim claimed last night that 6,000 People’s Progressive Party (PPP) members have joined PKR, a group of more than 200 opposition members from Kampung Kuala Sungkup here announced their decision to quit and join BN.

Kampung Kuala Sungkup head Mohd Nasir Abdul Omar said they decided to join BN because they were disappointed with the PAS-led government in Kedah for failing to fulfill its promise to improve the people’s welfare.

“We have waited long, but there have been no changes…for example, there is no clean water supply to our kampung and we have been depending on water from the wells for the past 50 years.

“We will fully support BN and hope our plight will be looked into because we are confident the BN can help us,” Mohd Nasir told reporters at a public gathering chaired by Kedah BN chairperson Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid here today.

Mahdzir, who welcomed the decision by the group to join BN, said Anwar’s claim that 6,000 PPP members would join PKR was a baseless political gimmick.

“Yesterday, I had a meeting with all component parties and the PPP chair[person] rubbished the claim,” he said.

In Taiping, PPP Youth chief T Murugiah said only six PPP members led by its vice-president V Nagarajan joined PKR as opposed to claims that 6,000 would be joining PKR.

“Claims that 62 PPP branches in Kedah would join PKR are totally unfounded and misleading. PPP members are strongly behind president Datuk M Kayveas and will continue to support BN and the new prime minister,” he said.

He added that support for BN from the Chinese and Indian Malaysian communities had grown in strength due to the government’s efforts and initiatives in taking care of the people’s welfare. — Bernama

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6 Responses to “200 join BN in Kedah”

  1. tangkup says:

    Penduduk Kg Kuala Sungkup telah menderita tidak ada air selama 50 tahun. Sekarang belum setahun kerajaan PR memerintah, BN katakan terlalu lama? Apa dia BN 50 tahun bandingkan 11 bulan.

    Wahai pengundi-pengundi DUN Bukit Selambau, jangan terpedaya dengan kata-kata BN. Menjelang 7 April, undi habis-habisan calon PR En Manikumar!!! Untuk menang!!!

  2. a.ariff says:

    “We have waited long, but there have been no changes…for example, there is no clean water supply to our kampung and we have been depending on water from the wells for the past 50 years.”

    You mean PAS has been in charge for the last 50 years? Give me a break. Wake me up when you have a better gimmick. zzzzzzzzz

  3. amir says:

    “..there is no clean water supply to our kampung and we have been depending on water from the wells for the past 50 years.”

    And which government was at fault for not supplying water for 49 out of the last 50 years?

    kah kah kah.

  4. w y kam says:

    The Pakatan Rakyat government rules for one year, and there’s still no water supply. How about the 50 years of BN ruling?

  5. wargabebas says:

    Well, why not? Times are bad and gracious money is always welcome. That is only natural. A pity, PR is short of funds. But would it buy allegiance even if it had money?

  6. Ray says:

    Hello… you have been without piped water for the past 50 years under BN and now after 1 year under PR, you’ve lost confidence in the PR?


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