SUNGAI PETANI, 4 April 2009: People’s Progressive Party (PPP) vice-president Datuk V Nadarajan has quit the party to join Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).
PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who announced this tonight at ceramah at Hock Teik Soo Chinese Hall in Sungai Lalang here, also said Kampung Jerai Umno deputy chief Marzuki Md Akib and a Thai Malaysian community leader, Nai Bao Seong, had also joined the party.
Nadarajan Speaking to reporters after the ceramah, Nadarajan confirmed that out of 11 Kedah PPP divisions, six had been dissolved and would be absorbed into PKR.
He also said that 62 PPP branches Kedah-wide had also agreed to join PKR.
Up to 6,000 Kedah PPP members out of 10,000 would be joining PKR, Nadarajan added, even though he only submitted forms for 300 members tonight.
Nadarajan said he believed the only way to “tame the Barisan Nasional (BN)” was to ensure a strong two-party system in the country.
“Things that the BN has not been doing for more than 50 years, they are doing now because we have a strong opposition in Parliament,” he said.
Marzuki and 51 members of the Kampung Jerai division also submitted their applications, while Nai brought along 104 members into PKR.
Meanwhile, at the same ceramah, PKR supreme council member and Padang Serai member of parliament N Gobalakrishnan said a police report has been lodged against the BN candidate for the Bukit Selambau by-election.
Gobalakrishnan said B K Kandasamy, claiming to be a community chief from Langkawi, lodged the report today accusing Datuk S Ganesan of being involved in a housing deal scam there.
Kandasamy claimed in the report that in 1999, he and a group of other Indian Malaysians had engaged Ganesan to represent their interests to housing developers Boon Siew Sdn Bhd.
The group had purchased low-cost houses worth RM25,000 per unit in Ladang Sg Raya Kisap, Kuah, Langkawi, Kandasamy said.
Ganesan According to Kandasamy, Ganesan had promised to coordinate all their bank loans for a fee of RM300 and a deposit on the houses amounting to RM9,700 each.
In the report, Kandasamy claimed of the many individuals who engaged Ganesan’s services, only 50 have seen successful construction of their houses.
Gobalakrishnan revealed this police report at the ceramah, which was attended by some 3,000 people.