Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek is reported to have said that political parties like PAS should be more mature in politics and not hope for defections by elected representatives to enable them to join any new government that might be formed. He went on to say “that when the general elections is over, that’s it. We wait for the next general elections. PAS or any other political party should be more mature in its politics by giving the winners a chance to carry out their tasks and responsibility”. These remarks by Shabery Cheek was told to reporters at a Chinese New Year gathering at Malaysia Hall, London, Sunday last.
This minister has the cheek to bad mouth PAS for reasons only known to himself. Why just mention PAS and not UMNO too? Isn’t UMNO in this dirty business of buying elected representatives from the opposition to defect to UMNO? Haven’t he been told about an attempt by of all person, the No.2 UMNO boss to buy two Perak PR representatives? And being an UMNO minister, isn’t the party guilty of trying to ‘bribe’ Kuala Trengganu electorates during the last by-elections. The almost RM 1 billion that was handed out is not UMNO’s money you know; but public funds.
And this minister too had the cheek to say that “PAS or any other political parties (I suppose he is referring to the opposition political parties) should be more mature in its politics by giving the winners a chance to carry out their tasks and responsibility”. Come on Shabery, just look at what Khir Toyo and his cohorts are doing in Selangor. Are they not trying to find faults in the new Selangor state government? I don’t need to tell you what the faults are; please find out yourself.
And what about Penang? Just look at how the UMNO fellows in Penang are acting. Are they not trying to do what Khir Toyo is doing to the new Selangor state government? But on second thought, I may want to forgive you for being cheeky, for your name also bears the word ‘cheek’.
It is nice to bad mouth others Shabery, but before you do that the next time, please take a deep look at yourself before you start to open your big mouth. And may I ask, what are you doing in London?
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Posted at 11.15am Feb 3, 2009