Wednesday, September 17, 2008

DAP: We prefer elections to defections

Thursday September 18, 2008
DAP: We prefer elections to defections

IPOH: The DAP prefers fresh elections than defections to decide on the new government.

Its national vice-chairman M. Kulasegaran said this has always been the stand of the party which was fair to the voters.

“This is because elected representatives who won in elections under their party banners should stand by them,” he told reporters after a vigil outside the Ipoh Barat DAP office on Tuesday evening.

The vigil, attended by more than 100 people, featured nine speakers from Pakatan Rakyat component parties and NGOs. They called for the release of Seputeh MP Teresa Kok and Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin who were detained under the ISA, the abolishment of the Act and the closure of the Kamunting camp.

Kulasegaran said the Prime Minister should call for an emergency sitting of Parliament to allow a motion of no-confidence to be tabled.

“He should take this opportunity to resolve the uncertainty felt by all Malaysians,” he said.

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