PKR: Prove ‘buying over’ claim

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  • Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR Youth has given Barisan Nasional secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor two weeks to prove that the Opposition was trying to buy over Barisan MPs. 

Its chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin said if Tengku Adnan failed to produce the evidence, then he should make an open apology to the opposition for making baseless accusations. 

“If he does neither, we will take appropriate legal action against him,” he added. 

Shamsul said the “buying” of MPs and assemblymen was a Barisan and Umno culture. 

He said Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat had disclosed that there were attempts by Barisan to lure PAS assemblymen with money to cross over after the 2004 general election when PAS won the state government by a one-vote margin. 

Shamsul said Umno was now in a state of panic which was why Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim proposed an anti-hop law. 

He said the Youth wing opposed the law and called for a proportional representation type of election instead of 'first past the post' system as practised in Malaysia.  

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