Daud: Party hopping not our culture
by Lee Ya Yun, email@example.com. Posted on August 16, 2012, Thursday
KUCHING: The practice of ‘hopping’ from one political party to another is not the culture of PBB members, says its vice president Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman.
As such, the talks about some elected PBB representatives joining the opposition would remain as a rumour, said the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Development.
He said the rumour was just a ploy cooked up by the opposition to deceive the people.
“All PBB members are very loyal to the party. We (people representatives) will not hop over (to the other camp) just because we will not be nominated again,” he told the press after a function at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here yesterday.
He added: “In fact, in Sarawak, we don’t see much of party hopping. I’m sure that all PBB assemblypersons and MPs will stay put in PBB. We are different from others. You can see those who were not nominated in the last state election are still with us. I don’t need to mention their names. You would know who they are.”
On the candidate list for the upcoming 13th general election, Daud said that the party had yet to finalise it.
An online news portal recently speculated that Petra Jaya MP Datuk Fadillah Yusof and Santubong MP Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar as among MPs from PBB who might defect to the opposition.
Fadillah, the Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation and Wan Junaidi, Deputy Speaker of Parliament both denied the allegation.