Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Guan Eng: We’ve always against hopping

The DAP today made its stand clear that it was against party-hopping by elected representatives.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the party had never ceased asking for an ‘anti-hopping’ law — even when Pakatan Rakyat (PR) de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced the supposed crossover of Barisan Nasional (BN) members of parliaments on Sept 16 last year.

“This is the DAP policy...I have tried to be like a brother’s keeper but sometimes, we cannot be the keeper all the time.

“We are not denying that DAP and PKR might have differing views but we deal with it. We do not sweep everything under the carpet,” he told reporters after a ground-breaking ceremony to build a perimeter wall and gate at the Silver Jubilee Home in Sungai Nibong here today.

However, Lim, who is also chief minister, said Pas had also stated its stand against the hopping of elected representatives.

He said DAP was willing to support BN if they were to table the ‘anti-hopping’ law and assured that its 28 MPs would give their support. On a report in Chinese dailies that the MCA and Gerakan were against money politics and corruption, he said they should support the formation of an ‘anti-hopping’ law - Agencies.

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