SUNGAI PETANI, 6 Apr 2009: Four Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state assemblypersons will defect if the Barisan Nasional (BN) wins the Bukit Selambau by-election tomorrow, claimed newly-elected Umno supreme council member Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.
Speaking at the BN Youth operations center here tonight, he said, “Just wait and see what will happen within a week after our victory tomorrow.”
“We will liberate Kedah the way we liberated Perak,” he said to thunderous cheers.
However, no confirmation was given of who the four potential defectors were.
Azeez Apart from Azeez, newly elected Umno Youth exco member Datuk Ahmad Zaki Zahid also told the crowd, “We will begin taking Kedah back not at the next general election, but tomorrow.”
Their announcements come within hours of news that five Kedah Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) division chiefs were quitting the party due to loss of confidence in the party.
Azeez, the ex-Putera Umno chief, also said that although he was now in the supreme council, he would defend Mat Rempits if they were in trouble.
Azeez told the 200-strong crowd of mostly Malay Malaysian men: “Go ride your motorbikes around town until midnight tonight, and until 5pm tomorrow, not to scare people but to raise their spirits.”
Several other local Umno Youth leaders repeated to the youths present: “Follow the law, but if the police give you a hard time just give us a call.”
The speakers also largely concentrated on attacking PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s alleged homosexuality.
“Our leaders are living angels, but their side is stuck with someone who is obsessed with backsides,” said Azeez.
The crowd roared its approval the loudest each time such homophobic comments were made.
Tan Keng Liang Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang talked about the flaws in the Kedah Pakatan Rakyat government’s policies, criticising its quit rent and housing assessment policy. He stayed away from personal attacks.
Also attending the ceramah was local singing legend Datuk DJ Dave.
There are 35,140 registered voters in the Bukit Selambau constituency. Polling begins tomorrow at 8am and closes at 5pm in a race that involves a record 15 candidates, 13 of whom are independents.