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Thursday February 5, 2009
Jan 25: Umno’s Bota assemblyman Datuk
Nasarudin Hashim quits Barisan to join PKR.
Jan 26: Perak Barisan chairman Datuk Seri
Mohd Tajol Rosli Ghazali takes responsibility
for defection. Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri
Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin claims three
more will leave Umno and join PKR.
Jan 27: Nasarudin goes into “hiding”.
Jan 28: Tajol Rosli quits as Perak Umno
liaison chairman. Nasarudin resurfaces, says
he will not change his mind. Barisan drops first
hint of defections from PKR.
Jan 29: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri
Najib Tun Razak takes over as Perak Barisan
chairman and state Umno liaison chairman.
Jan 30: Nizar dismisses talk that both
Jamaluddin (Behrang) and Mohd Osman
(Changkat Jering), who were charged with
corruption last August, would be crossing over.
Several Umno assemblyman claim PKR agents
had approached them to cross over.
Jan 31: Jamaluddin and Mohd Osman go
“missing”. Eight Umno branches in Bota
disband, members join PKR.
Feb 1: Perak state assembly Speaker V.
Sivakumar releases undated resignation letters
signed by the two. Both deny resigning and
claim they were forced to sign the letters after
the March 8 elections.
Feb 2: Sivakumar submits the resignation
letters to the Election Commission and declared
seats vacant. Nizar meets Sultan of Perak.
Jamaluddin and Mohd Osman fail to show up at
Feb 3: EC rules that Changkat Jering and
Behrang seats are not vacant. Both
assemblymen quit their seats to become
Independent. Perak deputy speaker Hee Yit
Foong goes “missing” but later states she is
still with DAP.
Feb 4: Hee turns Independent. Nizar meets
Sultan in bid to have assembly dissolved.
Najib announces fall of Pakatan government
and says Barisan is ready to take over.
Access to popular porn website blocked
Dr M: Malays now have to beg
Questions over PT3
Cabbie drives through wall and plunges from multi-storey carpark
Perak cancels all New Year celebrations
Angry warning for JPJ officers
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