Yesterday (7 August), a number of DAP Members of Parliament (MP) had allegedly being offered cash, a ministerial post and additional incentives to defect and support the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government.
According to Malay Mail, Ipoh Barat MP, M. Kulasegaran has lodged a police report after he received the offer from a stranger.
Meanwhile, he said that his secretary, Jeremy Chuah had received a call and text message regarding the offer, which includes “RM30 durian” and it is believed to be referenced to RM30 million in cash. The stranger also cited that there are 2 vacant ministerial position following the resignation from UMNO minister, Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah and Datuk Seri Noraini Ahmad, at the same time hinting that they could be offered ministerial position too.
“Money and positions are not factors which can sway us to leave the party. We will swim or die with the party. If the need be we are ready and willing to stay put in the opposition without any perks for so long as it needs to come back to the government.”
“I must stress that buying over MPs is also a betrayal towards Yang di-Pertuan Agong who is very concerned about the state of the nation, government and the Parliament. Don’t betray his trust.” he said.
Kulasegaran said that he and the Opposition lawmakers will remain loyal to the party and they are not for sale.
“We got elected by the people and it’s the people who will decide our fate and future. Although we are not in Government since the Sheraton Move we are still democratically elected representatives of the people, the rightful government.” he said.
Meanwhile, there were other DAP MPs who was reportedly being offered similar offer, including Kota Melaka’s Khoo Poay Tiong and Bandar Kuching’s Dr Kelvin Yii.
Apparently, the offer came after the PN government struggled to regain its majority after the announcement of UMNO president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to withdraw from supporting the PN government.
Since then, 2 UMNO MPs have resigned from their ministerial position to stand inline with their stance.
Nonetheless, there were a total of 31 MPs from UMNO who declared their support for the PN government until Parliament reconvenes in September.
Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will put his majority support to test at a vote of confidence when the Parliament sitting continues then.
Meanwhile, he also insists that he still has majority support in the Dewan Rakyat but has yet to provide any evidence to back his claim.
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