This is one of those article in The Star that many probably missed.
KOTA KINABALU: Umno Youth has questioned the “deafening silence” from the Bar Council, NGOs and bloggers over plans by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to woo Barisan Nasional MPs.
Its secretary Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said these groups, which claimed to defend the rights of the people, have remained silent over Anwar’s move to engineer defections, which he described as undemocratic and an act of stealing the mandate of the people.
and another news :
Govt by crossover would make us laughing stock: Don
By SIRA HABIBU
ALOR STAR: Malaysia would be a laughing stock to the world if the government is toppled through crossovers, said an academician.
Universiti Utara Malaysia College of Law, Government and International Studies research and post-graduate dean Prof Dr Mohd Mustafa Ishak said such tactics to topple the government were unheard of in developed countries.
“Such episodes may occur in Third World countries that are still grappling with the democratic system.
“If it happens here we will definitely be a laughing stock, as we will be seen as having a Third World political mentality,” he said.
To Datuk Abdul Rahman – What do you mean bloggers are silent over the crossovers? BLOGGERS ARE LOUDLY SHOUTING WITH EXCITEMENT TO SEE SEPT 16, OK? There is none so blind as the one who refuses to see.
And to Prof. Dr. Mohd. Mustafa
You mean to say we are not already laughing stock? We are! WE ARE ALREADY LAUGHING STOCK. And being able to change Government this way is democracy.
And on Malaysiakini
‘Get people’s approval first for 916’
Athi Veeranggan | Sep 8, 08 12:24pm
Despite heavy rain across Penang, some 300 people crammed into a hall in Han Chiang College last night to hear four speakers discuss the possible power transfer at federal level on Sept 16 – more fashionably dubbed 916.
NO NEED TO GET ANYMORE PEOPLE’S APPROVAL. PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY APPROVED. WHY WASTE MORE OF OUR TAXPAYERS MONEY TO SEEK A FRESH ELECTORATE MANDATE? WE DON’T WANT TO GO FOR ANOTHER ELECTION. IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY. WE ALSO DON’T WANT TO WAIT FOR FOUR MORE YEARS FOR ANOTHER ELECTION.
Let’s do it now!
I don’t see what’s immoral about changing from Barisan Nasional to Pakatan Rakyat. They are still serving the people. It is more immoral to stay in a party that has been known and proven to condone cronyism and corruption.
Or like Lim Kit Siang said, it is unethical to leave a party to join another for personal gains :
Penasihatnya Lim Kit Siang berkata parti itu hanya akan menerima kemasukan wakil-wakil rakyat BN ke dalam Pakatan Rakyat sekiranya mereka berbuat demikian atas prinsip mahu membawa perubahan demi membela nasib rakyat, dan bukannya atas dasar perjuangan ‘periuk nasi politik’ mereka.
Bernama memetik beliau sebagai berkata, jika wakil rakyat BN keluar daripada parti yang selama ini memerintah semata-mata disebabkan mahu mendapatkan keuntungan kebendaan, ia merupakan satu tindakan yang tidak beretika.
“Sama ada pembentukan kerajaan baru berlaku atau tidak dalam masa sembilan hari lagi, ia bergantung kepada banyak perkara, perlu tunggu dan lihat.
“Tetapi jika mereka (wakil rakyat BN) mahu keluar parti untuk mendapat keuntungan kebendaan, ia tidak beretika dan bukan prinsip yang baik. Kami tidak akan menerimanya,” katanya.
Like that that Ong Ka Chuan who insisted :
Remaining in BN for sake of unity
IPOH: MCA will remain in Barisan Nasional as unity is of paramount importance at this juncture, says party secretary-general Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan.
Unity, my foot! More like jaga poket sindiri. Keep a blind eye, deaf ear, mute mouth but stay fat. Others in MCA are condemning the action of the racist remarks and he is insisting to stay united.
So, do you think it is immoral to leave Barisan to join Pakatan?