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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Calling Selangor voters -reject money politics or future is bleak

Thanks and apologies to Malaysiakini for the post below: First Perak, now for the goldmine state as I feel it is important for those not subscribed to Malaysiakini to read that post

From previous correspondence, have found out that Malaysiakini perhaps is not putting all emphasis on making money, more to get real news out, and since I think Malaysians especially Pakatan ADUNs and MPs will stay focused on bringing badly needed changes to Malaysia (only way real changes going to happen is when the despicable UMNO BN spend some time as the opposition, especially Federal wise. Please help bring into reality a two party/coalition system for Malaysia for proper check and balance.

Please please please do not fall for small temporary gains and big permanent losses because if you accept the small gains, fall for the despicable UMNO/BN's tricks, they will continue to abuse the country's important institutions and rob the rakyat as what they have done in the past


First Perak, now for the goldmine state


Humayun Kabir
Jun 5, 10
4:13pm
Speculation is rife that Umno while allegedly enticing Pakatan members with money politics to cross-over, is also now trying to rope in big-time tycoons to help destabilise the Selangor state government.

According to Perak Pakatan Rakyat chairperson Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, he had heard that a top Umno personality recently had approached a very prominent tycoon to seek his financial help in undermining the Selangor government.

However, the request was rejected as the tycoon does not believe in dirty politics and was prepared for any political repercussion that his non-cooperation might invite.

Nizar (left) believes the same tactic had been responsible for destabilising his ten-month-old government in Perak last year.

He also said three Umno members had told him that a tycoon of similar status had financially backed the wresting of Perak from the Pakatan.

This particular person had apparently met former DAP Jelapang assemblyperson Hee Yit Foong in Hong Kong before the collapse of the Pakatan government, said Nizar.

If once you fail, try and try again

So, having tasted success in Perak, Umno is now focusing its attention on Selangor, described as the goldmine state.

"Their plans have not borne fruit so far but we do not know what will happen in the near future as Umno may try to contact other tycoons for their political agenda," the PAS leader said.

Nizar was speaking to Malaysiakini after addressing a four-hour political forum titled "Sibu to Putrajaya" at the Chin Woo Hall in Ipoh last night.

Around 1,500 people attended the DAP function where top Pakatan leaders, including party superemo Lim Kit Siang, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, Perak DAP party chief Ngeh Koo Ham, DAP state secretary Nga Kor Ming, DAP state deputy chief M Kulasegaran and PKR state chief Mustaffa Kamil Ayub spoke on the topic.

Nizar in his speech touched on the steps that Pakatan is now taking to build bridges with the Perak royalty after the relationship turned icy when state government changed hands.

The former Pakatan menteri besar said that he had written an official letter on March 31, to Sultan Azlan Shah requesting an audience to explain to him their version of what the politician situation in Perak.

Nizar's argument is that the Sultan has only heard one side of the political story from the BN and Pakatan wants to enlighten the ruler on the state's actual political scenario.

Also, the opposition coalition wants to correct whatever misconception that the royalty may have over the absence of its politicians at the Sultan's birthday celebration in April which was simply because the BN had not send them any official invitation.

Nizar said that the Raja Muda had replied to his letter in early April stating that he has consented to a royal audience at a date and time to be fixed

He also claimed that the Perak Raja Muda had whispered into his ear during the May 7 assembly sitting, that the political future is bright for Pakatan in the state and that he could work closely with them if they win the next general elections.

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