One can never predict what happens in politics.There are reasons on why certain things are done like this while others like that. We are often “fooled” into thinking and complacent about our positions and usually the obvious is not revealed until its thrown back at us.
Surely. one has to be dragged through MUD and sometimes the party or coalition does the unthinkable but still feels that their actions are necessary for reason only known to the select few. When this report of Dominique Ng hit the blogsphere: “I feel betrayed.”
Burung Kenyalang 2011 said to audie61 ” Was Anwar surprised…? Did Anwar not see this AS perfect timing..?? Isn’t this a way of telling Ng your time is up..? Hasn’t Ng played too much politics for his own good?
Well maybe this move also took BN by surprise.It could also be done to see how far and true Dominique Ng will stick to party lines and discipline.
BN supporter Lim LC from Padungan said,” This is indeed good news for Barisan National. Shows that the BN coalition has never wavered in its stand and eventhough SUPP losts the seat to PKR its still SUPP’s to regain back. How can we trusts the opposition when one of their own is even stabbed at the back. We will fight and get back the seat for SUPP.”
The full report from the internet portal is copied here for you to make your own assessment.
In a surprise move, DAP and PKR will be swapping two seats they won in the 2006 Sarawak election.
At a press conference in Kuching tonight, the Sarawak PKR leadership said it will swap the Padungan seat it now holds for the Batu Lintang seat currently held by DAP.
This could mean incumbents Dominique Ng (Padungan) and Voon Li Shan (Batu Lintang) may be left without seats to contest.
Ng (left) and Voon are considered mavericks in their respective parties.
The press conference was attended by Sarawak DAP chairperson Wong Ho Leng, PKR state chief Baru Bian and PAS state commissioner Adam Ahid.
The last minute swap comes as a major surprise because Padungan is PKR’s first and only seat held in East Malaysia.
Moreover, Ng, a former DAP leader who fell out with the party in the 1990s, is well rooted in Padungan.
The move is potentially risky for DAP because Ng has a history of standing as an independent in three-cornered fights.
Voon, on the other hand, is believed to be a thorn in the current DAP leadership’s flesh.
Some see the move as attempts by both DAP and PKR to impede the political careers of Ng and Voon.
‘I feel betrayed’
When contacted by Malaysiakini, Ng said: “I feel betrayed.”