Amidst speculation that there will be more quitting or defections of PKR MPs, PKR MP for Bagan Serai today announced his resignation from PKR.
His resignation from PKR, just like those who had quit recently , did not come as a surprise.
Undoubtedly and unfortunately, such spate of resignation will give political ammunition to the BN leaders to launch political attack against the PKR and the PR opposition coalition.
In fact, the Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib yesterday commented that PKR has become Parti Kina Rebah.
In August last year, amidst the inter party spat among the PR, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had also said in Perth that Pakatan Rakyat ( PR ) was on the verge of implosion.He said that the polemics and squabbles among its component members showed PR could not last.He even estimated that PR would be history in a year or two.
In the early seventies, when DAP was rocked by defections of our elected representatives, a former Deputy Prime Minister also once predicted DAP's early demise by saying that DAP's one leg was already in the grave.
But DAP has weathered all challenges and obstacles . We are still around today, stronger than before.
We will stand by PKR and continue to support Anwar Ibrahim as the parliamentary opposition leader.
With the people's continued support for change, I believe that PKR and PR will emerge stronger in the next general elections.