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Pakatan to take over Negri Sembilan state government - malaysiakini

Malaysiakini's report:

Will some BN state representatives in Negri Sembilan defect to PKR?


Yes, says Seremban-based PKR supreme council member Badrul Hisham Shaharin. Something ‘big’ is going to take place in the state 'real soon', he told Malaysiakini today.

after permatang talk badrul hishamAsked to comment on rumours that four BN elected representatives are contemplating to cross over to Pakatan Rakyat, Badrul said: “We have been building this bridge with the four BN reps since the March 8 election last year.”

“However, at that time, two of them only agreed to defect if Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s plan to take over the federal government on Sept 16, 2008 was successful.

After Anwar’s plan did not materialize, the matter cooled off.

Strong signals from the reps

“Of late however, we started to receive strong signals from the four again,” said Badrul, a former party youth leader.

According to him, the BN reps were very unhappy with MACC’s actions against Umno elected representatives and members.

“The strong signal was received after the MACC clampdown on Umno people for alleged corruption. With this development, BN is now very unstable,” Badrul added.

“I believe something ‘big’ is going to happen real soon,” he said. “This time, the defection has a better chance compared to last Sept 16.”

However, Badrul declined to reveal the identities of the representatives, saying that only (PKR adviser) Anwar Ibrahim can reveal the names, and when the defection will take place.”

MB denies defections

Meanwhile, Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Mohamad Hassan denied that four of his colleagues in the state assembly were jumping ship.

negeri sembilan state seat breakdown 300109“If it is true, they should reveal the names”, he told Bernama today when asked to comment on a China Press report which quoted Perak DAP chief Ngeh Koo Ham as saying that four to five BN state reps in Negeri Sembilan were contemplating to defect to Pakatan.

“Why is the Perak DAP worrying about Negeri’s affairs? He (Ngeh) should focus on taking care of Perak,” Mohammad Hassan retorted.

The MB said that BN reps in Negeri Sembilan were “people of integrity and they are loyal to the party.”

BN has 21 seats in the Negeri Sembilan state assembly while Pakatan has 15. To take over the state government, Pakatan needs another four seats to make it 19 for a simple majority.

The first Umno elected representative to defect to the opposition alliance is Bota assemblyperson Nasarudin Hashim of Perak.

Nasarudin, 58, a former chairperson of the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra) announced his decision to quit Umno for PKR on Jan 25 -