Umno defections: Party-hopping ticks off Nurul Izzah


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 16 Dec 2018

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar appeared incensed over the prospects of former Umno leaders crossing over to Pakatan Harapan.

Taking it to Twitter, Nurul Izzah said party-hopping is a betrayal to voters and an insult to those who stayed loyal with Pakatan.

“Our party was attacked before by defections. Wouldn’t want that kind of pain and antics upon anyone else.

“There is no meaning to democracy if Malaysia is governed by elite-based politicking,” the Permatang Pauh MP tweeted on Sunday (Dec 16).

Nurul was responding to a tweet by social media user Patrick Lim Ming Yau on Saturday (Dec 15) over her stance on the contentious issue.

Lim had retweeted a post by Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah, whom had expressed similar sentiments as Nurul Izzah, calling out for a stop on “party hopping”.

“On May 9, Malaysians changed the government because they wanted to put an end on corruption and the abuse of power.

“We cannot accept Umno leaders whom had supported, assisted and be a part of corruption for 61 years. #BukanMalaysiaBaru (not the New Malaysia),” she tweeted.

Six Umno MPs announced their resignations on Friday (Dec 14), while five MPs, two senators and nine assemblymen from Sabah Umno left the party on Wednesday (Dec 12).

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