PENANG, 5 Feb 2009: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng wants Jelapang state assemblyperson Hee Yit Foong to rethink her decision to quit the party and the Perak Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government to become an independent.
Lim who was upset with Hee’s decision said she should think of her responsibility and the trust given by voters during the general election last year.
“Hee should rethink her decision. If she does not want to rejoin the party, at least she should make a decision that will not neglect the people’s interest,” he told a press conference at his office here today.
Hee and Behrang assemblyperson Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi and Changkat Jering assemblyperson Mohd Osman Jailu, both of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) had quit their party and the PR state government to become independents.
The defection of the three assemblypersons and Bota assemblyperson Datuk Nasarudin Hashim who made a U-turn to return to Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday.
Lim said Hee’s decision made a mockery of the general election adding it would not happen in Penang as PR had a big majority in the state.
He urged the government to implement an anti party hopping law to preserve the dignity of Malaysian politics. — Bernama