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Tuesday February 4, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday February 4, 2014 MYT 7:10:44 AM
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s reasons for contesting in the Kajang by-election are impossible to accept, said Datuk Heng Seai Kie.
The Wanita MCA chief said the Opposition Leader was trying to convince the people that issues in Selangor, in particular the “Allah” issue and the Selangor Islamic Religious Department’s raid on the Bible Society of Malaysia, had prompted him to step in to assist Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
“His excuse is akin to likening the necessity for our Prime Minister to hold a state seat in all the 13 states where state legislators are elected simply to help the Mentri Besar or Chief Minister resolve problems deemed ‘hard to overcome’,” Heng said in a statement.
She said Anwar’s decision to contest the seat – dubbed the “Kajang Move” – proved a lack of professionalism and was unethical as it was a rebuff to Kajang voters.
“As the Opposition Leader as well as the PKR adviser, Anwar does not need to be elected as a state assemblyman to assist Khalid or Pakatan (Rakyat) in Selangor,” she said.
Heng said the more important issue was that PKR and Anwar had bullied incumbent assemblyman Lee Chin Cheh into stepping down.
“Anwar opted to victimise his own democratically-elected state lawmaker to expand his own personal political agenda,” she said.
“In 2008, Anwar victimised his wife and rebuffed the right of women to remain as a Member of Parliament by forcing Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to vacate the Federal seat of Permatang Pauh.”
Heng said if Anwar should win again, it would cultivate an unhealthy political culture and set a bad precedent.
“If Anwar cannot even resolve the long-standing conflict between his deputy president Azmin Ali and Khalid, which forced him to react like this, how can he rule the state or even country?” she said.
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