A day whereby politicians ‘leap’ from one party to another

Datuk Idris Buang

By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Feb 29: Muara Tuang assemblyman Datuk Idris Buang opined that there will be many politicians who will not pledge their loyalty to their party today as February 29 is a leap day.

Idris, who is Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief observed that there are some politicians in West Malaysia today who are disloyal to their party and changed their support for a particular person to become the next prime minister like a frog leaping from one party to another.

For instance, he noted that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders had just showed their support for Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday to become the next prime minister.

However, today, they have backed interim prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad again as the new prime minister.

“Today Leap Day, 29th Feb 2020, is a very special day for Malaysia.

“It is a day where you will witness numerous frogs leaping from one party to another and more surprisingly some of these frogs can do gostan leaping ( reverse leaping)… it’s one of its kind in the world.

“So hari ini adalah Hari dalam sejarah Malaysia,” he said.

In the meantime, he stressed that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will not put its support for the prime minister candidate that is backed by Democratic Action Party (DAP).

He pointed out that whoever is the candidate proposed by DAP, the GPS government will not support him.

Idris explained that it is the principle and the stand of GPS adding that some leaders of DAP will not fight for the interests of Sarawak.

He observed that Dr Mahathir and DAP’s secretary general Lim Guan Eng had been insincere in helping Sarawak by returning some of the rights that were eroded in the past.

As a result, he asserted that GPS will not waste time trying to form a coalition which consists of DAP as its partner.

He opined that there might be a chance working with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin if he is elected as the prime minister.—DayakDaily