Saturday, May 4, 2013
GE13: 800 PKR and 300 PAS members in Bandar Tun Razak constituency join Umno
Umno membership forms for the group of around 1,000 were submitted by representatives Mazlan Anuar and Mohamad Faizal Ishak, to Cheras Umno division chief Datuk Seri Syed Ali Alhabshee dan Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary candidate for Barisan Tan Kok Eng.
Mazlan, who was a PKR member, voiced his frustrations towards the Pakatan coalition and its Bandar Tun Razak candidate Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, saying that he was tricked by the stalwarts character and was “caught up with the 2008 political tsunami”.
“However, today I realised, after five years, he has not delivered. So why should I support him anymore?” Mazlan told reporters Saturday.
Mohamad Faizal who was a PAS member since 1998, claimed the Pakatan coalition had played a role in fracturing the Muslim community.
“So it's time we got closer to Barisan. I love my country and it is not my job to break up the Muslims. But when I was with them (PAS), they hurled many insults and slander,” he said.
In Bukit Gantang, Bernama reported that 244 PAS supporters also defected from their party and vowed to support Umno and Barisan Nasional.
Similarly, 106 supporters defected in Trong and another 138 in Kuala Sepetang.