ISSUE ON KAPAR Member of Parliament


December 28, 2008

Media Statement

I wish to urge and plead to various leaders in Pakatan to stop taking their differences and conflicts through the media, especially the BN government controlled ones. This includes not only the Selangor MB and the Kapar MP, but also the Selangor Speaker and the Klang MP.

They should sit down to discuss and settle these differences and conflicts internally. There are various channels and procedures existing to do so.

In the absence of the President, Dr Wan Azizah Ismail and the Ketua Umum, Sdr Anwar Ibrahim, who are away until January 6, I shall be calling a meeting of the Political Bureau this Wednesday, to discuss the main and related issues in order to find suitable solution.

The issue on the Kapar MP threat to leave PKR has been blown out of proportion by certain BN government party controlled media. They have distorted statements by some Pakatan leaders in order to portray as if the opposition alliance is in disarray.

Obviously, their intention is to draw public attention away from the series of crises in the BN and also within major components of the government coalition, leading to the upcoming Kuala Terengganu by-election.

Kenyataan Media
ISU MP KAPAR

Saya ingin menggesa dan merayu kepada semua pemimpin Pakatan agar berhenti mengemukkan perbezaan serta pertentangan mereka melalui media, terutama yang dikuasai parti pemerintah BN. Ini termasuk MB Selangor serta MP Kapar dan juga Speaker Selangor serta MP Kelang.

Mereka harus duduk berbincang dan mencari jalan penyelesaian secara dalaman. Ada beberapa saluran dan prosedur bagi berbuat demikian.

Oleh kerana Presiden, Dr Wan Azizah Ismail dan Ketua Umum, Sdr Anwar Ibrahim berada di laur negara sehingga 6hb Januari, saya akan memanggil mesyuarat Biro Politik hari Rabu ini, untuk membincang semua perkara berkatan dan mencari penyelesaian.

Masalah ancaman MP Kapar hendak keluar dari PKR sudah terlalu dibesar-besarkan oleh sesetengah media yang dikuasai oleh part pemerintah. Mereka menyelewengkan sesetengah kenyataan pemimpin Pakatan untuk menunjukkan gabungan itu berpecah.

Memang jelas, tujuan mereka ialah untuk menarik perhatian awam dari kemelut dalam BN dan juga parti-parti komponen utmanya, terutama sekali menjelang pilihanraya kechil Kuala Terengganu.

Dr Syed Husin Ali
Timbalan Presiden PKR (husinsa23@yahoo.com)
28 Disember 2008

Source: The Malaysian Insider (December 28, 2008)

KUALA LUMPUR, December 28 — Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy president Dr Syed Husin Ali wants leaders in the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition pact of Pas, DAP and PKR involved in a war of words to stop airing their differences in the media.

“I wish to urge and plead to the various parties in Pakatan (Rakyat) to stop taking their differences and conflicts through the media, especially the BN (Barisan Nasional) controlled ones.

“This includes not only the Selangor MB (Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim) and the Kapar MP (Member of Parliament S. Manikavasagam) but also the Selangor speaker (DAP’s Teng Chang Khim) and the Klang MP (DAP’s Charles Santiago),” he said in a statement here today.

Manikavasagam announced on Friday that he would quit PKR, saying he was dissatisfied with Khalid and the way the menteri besar ran the affairs of the state.

Khalid had responded yesterday by saying that Manikavasagam was free to resign if he wanted to and that he was not interested in meeting the MP or asking him to reconsider his decision to quit.

Santiago, however, was caught in a quandary after Teng accused him of having been bought over by the BN and not behaving like an opposition leader.

“They should sit down and discuss and settle their differences and conflicts internally. There are various existing channels and procedures to do so,” said Syed Husin.

“He said that in the absence of PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail and adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who are away until Jan 6, he would call a meeting of the political bureau on Wednesday to discuss the main and related issues “in order to find a suitable solution”.

“The issue of the Kapar MP’s threat to leave PKR has been blown out of proportion by certain BN-controlled media. They have distorted statements by some Pakatan (Rakyat) leaders in order to portray as if the opposition alliance is in disarray.

“Obviously, their intention is to draw public attention away from the series of crises in the BN and also within major components of the government coalition, leading to the upcoming Kuala Terengganu by-election,” Syed Husin added. — Bernama


6 thoughts on “ISSUE ON KAPAR Member of Parliament

  1. hmmmm………… it’s better to give back the state govt to bn, it will end all these headache & crying babies.

    i understand from mmbrs in sgor, they cannot get along with mb khalid cos he doesnt “take care” of them.

    i am confuse cos according to what i learn about the great Umar Abdul Aziz, he has one candle for his office & once he left his office he will use his own candle. where else, during the khir toyo era, the son of toyo used both candles for his own family & cronies. I am wondering if Umar Aziz is rigth after all cos most people seems to be ok with khir toyo’s way.

  2. Perhaps they should learn the art of sending and reading smoke signals from the native Americans. Shrek and Bakri Musa who live close to Indian Reservations may be able to help.

  3. CK Chew : I think you need to check your facts first and not what I understand from mmbrs. Datuk Khalid is indeed a caring person and what he had done for the state is far better than what BN had done for 51 years. There is more fair play and transparency under PR government than before and that’s for sure.

    Do you want to go back to the Khir Toyo’s days where massive corruption, arrogance of power ( destruction of Hindu temples ) , little Napoleons like Zakaria and whatever the members of component parties in BN complaint , they are brushed aside ?

  4. We should not get over-excited about the war of words among the PR parties. It is natural after their unexpected bonanza in the March elections. Much better for them to have it out now (long before the next GE) so that the electorate can decide if PR can really put their differences aside for the sake of the country or are just another version of BN.

    The runnihg of our country will need statesmen not mere politicians and if PR can only come up with bickering members they will not get too far.

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