Nik Aziz Supports Anti-hopping Law
KOTA BAHARU, March 22 (Bernama) -- Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat is all for an anti-party hopping law to be enacted, describing politicians who engaged in it as "shameless creatures".
"They are not humans if they can be bought and sold like commodities," he told reporters after attending a thanksgiving for Senator Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim, who was just appointed as Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, at the latter's residence here Saturday.
He said this when asked to comment on a suggestion by Mohd Zaid that a law be enacted to curb such practice.
"During PAS' previous term in Kelantan when we just had single seat majority in the state assembly, several of our assemblyman were offered up top RM7 million each to defect but could not be enticed because they were people of principles ," Nik Abdul Aziz added.
The PAS' spiritual advisor also said that the Barisan Nasional needs to do some soul searching was to why it fared very badly in the election.
Source: http://www.bernama.com/ (Mar 22, 2008)
Why is there a need for an anti-party hopping law for Malaysian politicians ? The anti-party hopping law was muted by some BN leaders to prevent their members from switching party. One of the opposition leader, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz also support the call. He might be worried that the BN pinched their representatives.
However, you don't need a law to enforce the politicians against switching party. The politicians themselves should be more ethical as the voters voted for them based on the party. That's why a party need a campaign Manifesto !. We hardly heard any news of foreign politicians switching side in their country as they stand on their principal of loyalty to their party and members.
Not so in Malaysia. Some politicians treated their party as mere temporarily shelter and are willing to hop to another party for the sake of money and power.
Now, it is BN's turn to worry about party hopping because they are scared of exodus of their members to the opposition camps. And when that happen, BN majority rule will be eroded and the government of Malaysia might changed hand. But this is hypocrite of BN since they also have bought over opposition members to their camp. This happen in the last few elections and that was how, PBS of Sabah lost their rule.
As a voter, you are being short-change by the politician that you voted on. Those that hopped, betrayed your trust and treats the election as a circus for their own personal agenda and interest. Next time, vote them out.