Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Guan Eng: States ruled by Pakatan still strong - Star

Feb 10, 2009 By DERRICK VINESH

NIBONG TEBAL: States ruled by Pakatan Rakyat are still strong despite rumours that Barisan Nasional might topple the governments in those states, says DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

He said Pakatan had faith in its assemblymen and that they would not cross over as what had happened in Perak.

He said the party would also not ask its assemblymen and MPs to sign an “Aku Janji” document (pledge of loyalty) as was once practised by Barisan Nasional to prevent party-hopping.

“We have faith in our assemblymen and there is no need for an Aku Janji. Loyalty from the mouth is not as important as loyalty from the heart,” he told newsmen at Jawi assemblyman Tan Beng Huat’s Chinese New Year open house here Monday.

DAP won 29 parliamentary seats and 79 state seats in the last general election.

However, Jelapang assemblyman Hee Yit Foong quit the party last week and became an independent, pledging her support for Barisan.