Published: Tuesday September 4, 2012 MYT 10:17:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday September 4, 2012 MYT 10:18:09 PM
MCA's Tee describes PR as hypocrites over anti-hopping law
By RAHIMY RAHIM
PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Rakyat has been described as hypocrites' over its proposed anti-party hopping law.
“The hypocrisy within Pakatan parties becomes more obvious over the amendment to prevent party hopping when they are urging those in Barisan Nasional to quit,” said MCA national organising secretary Datuk Tee Siew Kiong in a statement.
“This contradicts the stand of their parties. Thus, it is a case of not practising what they preach.”
It was reported that DAP chairman Karpal Singh would table a Private Members' Bill in Parliament seeking an amendment to the Federal Constitution on party hopping.
Tee, the Pulai Sebatang assemblyman, said the Penang state government's intention to pass the anti-hopping law was due to the fear they might lose the state due to party hoppers.
“However, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had said that there will be a number of Barisan MPs who might jump to Pakatan.
“Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had also alleged on Sept 16, 2008 that there will be enough Barisan MPs hopping over to Pakatan to take over the federal government,” he said.
He said that it was possible that DAP has no confidence in their own candidates in the upcoming general election and decided to implement the law to keep their members from defecting.
On the controversial hudud law, MCA publicity bureau deputy chairman Loh Seng Kok said that Anwar had bowed to PAS' pressure as he had given the commitment not to interfere with the implementation of the Islamic law in the country.
He also noted that the implementation of PAS' hudud law would change the nation's judiciary system.
“If either Muslim or non-Muslim were to commit an identical offence, two separate sets of law would be imposed, and the consequences would differ greatly from another,” he said.