Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Zul Noordin’s ‘surprise’ just ‘psy-war’, says PKR MP

A PKR MP has called the bluff of his sacked party comrade Zulkifli Noordin (picture), saying that the Kulim-Bandar Baharu’s Parliament “surprise” was just a part of a psychological warfare to “remain relevant”.

The MP revealed that Zulkifli’s big surprise was to move a motion to rearrange the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) bloc in Parliament in such a manner that Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim would be “surrounded” by DAP MPs instead of his PKR colleagues.

“He thinks that by doing this, it would put Anwar in a shaky position because it is obvious then that his power in the Opposition is controlled by his Chinese friends in the DAP,” the MP told The Malaysian Insider on condition of anonymity.

He said, however, that even if Zulkifli truly planned to move the motion, it would do little to mar the confidence of the Opposition leader.

“Anwar will remain as the Opposition Leader. The parties of Pakatan Rakyat have already sanctioned this and we have no qualms that their support remains true,” he said.

He charged that Zulkifli’s move was just a psychological game with his former PR comrades after many of them lauded his sacking from PKR.

“It is true that PKR has less MPs than the DAP today but really, do you think that by attempting to rearrange the seating arrangement, he would drive a stake into the heart of Pakatan?” he asked.

When PKR lost three of its 31 MPs, speculation began circulating that Anwar would soon lose the Opposition Leader’s chair as his party would equal DAP in terms of the number of seats held.

After PKR sacked Zulkifli, the party lost its seat majority to the DAP in Parliament, with just 27 MPs against DAP’s 28. PAS has 23 MPs.

Despite losing in numbers, Anwar was still declared as the Opposition Leader by PR parties PKR, DAP and PAS.

Zulkifli had told The Malaysian Insider yesterday that a “surprise” event would soon occur in Parliament.

He refused to reveal what the surprise was but claimed that it would completely change the country’s political scenario.

He also said that this “event” would be brought about by him, or by other MPs, and it would only happen at a time when it could make the biggest impact.

courtesy of Malaysian Insider

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