12 March 2017
I’m a frog without colour, says Ibrahim Ali
Perkasa president says there are a lot of frogs who jump from party to party, including green frogs and orange frogs.
PETALING JAYA: Ibrahim Ali, who has in the past jumped parties, has called himself a “frog without colour”.
The Perkasa president said that in the 12th and 13th general elections, he did not join any party but contested under PAS’ banner.
“Right now, there are a lot of frogs who jump from party to party, including green frogs and orange frogs.
“I’m a frog without colour. I didn’t join any party until the end of GE13. In fact, during GE13, I had also contested as an independent candidate.
“As an independent MP in the Dewan Rakyat, after winning in the GE12 under PAS’ banner, my stance on issues had nothing to do with PAS-imposed baiah (oath),” he told FMT today.
Ibrahim was responding to Salor assemblyman Husam Musa’s statement regarding those who will be brought to the shariah court for breaking the baiah taken by Kelantan PAS MPs not to jump party after winning posts during the GE12.
Anybody disobeying the oath is required to divorce his wife.
Husam said the first person who should be brought to the shariah court was Ibrahim who contested on a PAS ticket but then left the party.
THE HIGH COURT IN GEORGE TOWN HAS RULED THAT POLITICIANS WHO HOPPED FROM PARTY TO PARTY MAY BE CALLED FROGS!
Judicial Commissioner S. Nantha Balan, High Court, George Town, “…in a Malaysian context, politicians who changes party frequently are called frogs..”
Does this mean that you could safely called the following ‘frogs’?
YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA
No harm to call politicians ‘frog’, High Court rules
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 23 ― The High Court here found the terms “political frog” or “frog” to be not defamatory, when dismissing former PKR Bukit Gelugor division chief Lim Boo Chang’s defamation suit against Tanjung MP Ng Wei Aik.
In his decision today, Judicial Commissioner S. Nantha Balan said the term political frog is merely a label to describe the act of a politician who hops from one party to another party.
“It is my contention that the impugned words ― frog or political frog ― used are not capable of being defamatory and the plaintiff had failed to prove the words are capable of having defamatory meaning,” Nantha said when reading out his 20-minute judgement.
“Therefore, to call a politician a frog is a benign label as it referred to a politician who hops from party to party so it is clear and plain logic that the defendant (Ng) did not call the plaintiff (Lim) an animal with no human characteristics as claimed by Lim,” he added.
Lim had filed the suit against Ng in January 2012 over statements published in several news articles in Kwong Wah Yit Poh, Nanyang Siang Pau and Malaysiakini in December 2011.
Lim, represented by M.Thayalan, claimed Ng had referred to him as a “frog” without any “human character” in the articles and demanded that he apologise and withdraw his statements.
Lim, who was also a former Datuk Keramat state assemblyman, was a Gerakan member from 1984 before he left to join MCA in 1999.
He left MCA in 2008 to join PKR and left PKR in 2011.
END OF THIS FROG.
Outcast Hee hops out of Election 2013
Hee attends a BN division leaders’ meeting in Kuala Lumpur April 10, 2013.—File pic
KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 ― Datuk Hee Yit Foong, once described as the most hated woman in Perak, will not defend her Jelapang state seat in Perak that she had won on a DAP ticket in 2008.
Hee said, however, that she would support Barisan Nasional (BN) in Election 2013.
Hee is known for her pivotal role in the 2009 Perak constitutional crisis that saw the state in turmoil for nearly a year, after hers and the defection of two other former PKR representatives caused the former Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government’s fall from power.
At the time, the former Perak assembly deputy was said to have left the DAP in a huff, after repeatedly complaining to have been sidelined in the state administration and left out of positions of power.
She turned into a BN-friendly independent following her defection, a decision that earned her scathing criticism from Jelapang voters, most of whom are said to be hardcore DAP supporters.
WITH A CROWD LIKE THIS, THERE IS NO NEED TO FEAR THE TRAITOROUS SEVEN!
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Rain or shine, they came. Ini Kali Lah
Semalam kat Seramban we were told.
NOT FROGS BUT TRAITORS…
WHAT DO WE CALL THEM?
THEY DON’T WANT TO BE FROGS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO REMAIN IN THE DAP BUT THEY WILL CAMPAIGN FOR BARISAN NASIONAL.
WHAT DO WE CALL THEM? THE TRAITOROUS SEVEN.
“We will remain as DAP members but will support BN in the GE. We believe it is only a matter of time before we are sacked,” saidLadang Paroi vice- chairman David Dass Aseerpatham.
BN gets a DAP boost in Negeri Sembilan
Disgruntled DAP branch leaders have decided to throw their weight behind Barisan Nasional in the coming polls.
TAMPIN: Negeri Sembilan Barisan Nasional will get an unexpected boost come this general election in the form of disgruntled DAP branch leaders in the state.
Seven DAP branch leaders said they have lost faith in the party’s national leadership and decided to throw their support behind BN during the 13th GE.
Speaking at a press conference in Ladang Regent, Gemencheh last night, Ladang Paroi vice- chairman David Dass Aseerpatham said DAP had failed to look after the interest of the Indians as well as hold fresh party elections following the discrepancies in its central executive committee election held last December.
FROG APOLOGIZES TO DR MAHATHIR
9 March 2013| last updated at 10:01PM
Zulkifli Nordin says sorry to Dr M
Datuk Zulkifli Nordin was a public figure in the controversy over the use of the word ‘Allah’ in a Catholic publication. In response to the decision of the High Court allowing the publication Herald, Zulkifli stated “I can’t understand how any Muslim can support this judgment”.Zulkifli also called for the resignation of a Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party MP, Khalid Samad for supporting the right of Christians to use the word ‘Allah’.
On 6 March 2010, Zulkifli was dismissed from PKR following the unanimous decision of a party disciplinary panel arising from Zulkifli’s lodging of a police report against Khalid Samad and his public criticisms of the Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng. Zulkifli’s request to have his case heard by an all-Muslim disciplinary panel had been dismissed by the party. He immediately indicated he would remain in Parliament as an Independent. He has been vocal in criticizing the federal opposition, especially the PKR, since his dismissal.
FROGS CROAK ABOUT THE DAYS THEY WERE IN PAKATAN RAKYAT…
This was the knot of frogs who spoke/croaked:
1 Malaysia Brother’s – Ceramah Perdana – Speakers,Tengku abdul Aziz Ibrahim(Bekas Naib Pengerusi DAP),En.Tan Tuan Tat,En R.Vellasamy dan En Yap Kon Min : ” The days we were in Pakatan Rakyat “. 8pm 08-03-2013 at Perak road Pg. Salam Satu Malaysia!
FROGS WHO’S WHO
The collective noun for frogs is a knot.
Tengku abdul Aziz Ibrahim, the biggest frog in this knot.
He joined the Democratic Action Party (DAP) in August 2008, citing shared “values and ideals” with the party. He was immediately appointed national vice chairman of the party. In July 2009, he was appointed as a senator in the Dewan Negara, representing the state of Penang. He is the first senator ever from the DAP. In May 2012, Tunku Aziz spoke out against the Bersih 3.0 rally which was largely supported by Pakatan Rakyat. He said the event encouraged Malaysians to “break the law.”He also criticised rally organisers for allowing the opposition coalition to “hijack” its agenda and failing to curb violence among their own protestors. On 9 May, DAP declined to extend Tunku Aziz’s senate term ending on 30 May. Less than a week later, he indicated his desire to resign from the party, citing irreconcilable differences. (From Wikipedia)
The others are small frogs
Tan Tuat Tat
He is a former DAP Sungai Pelek parliament liaison committee member, also Selangor DAP auditor and Taman Sungai Pelek branch chairman. He resigned after raising issues relating to Selangor government-linked corporation, Talam Sdn Bhd, and expressing dissatisfaction against Selangor DAP leadership for sacking him simply because he was a strong supporter of Sungai Pinang state representative and Selangor State Legislative Assembly speaker Teng Chang Kim.
He is the former DAP Sepang parliament liaison committee chairman and former Pantai Sepang DAP branch chairman.
Yap Kon Min
He is a former Serdang Baru branch member and former Serdang Baru DAP auditor
Jelapang is a relatively new seat; a DAP stronghold created in 2004 that has been held by the incumbent, Hee, ever since.
Many see the rift between Jelapang Independent assemblyperson Hee Yit Foong and MCA to contest the DAP stronghold as an opportunity for Pakatan Rakyat to reclaim the seat. The opposition coalition is however also at odds with its ally Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) over who should contest there.
While PSM is hoping for a straight fight against BN, DAP is adamant to retain the seat.
“PSM’s problem is that we can’t switch at the last moment. One of our internal requirements is that we must work in a place for four or five years before we can stand (as a candidate).
“Now the offer (from Pakatan Rakyat) is for several state seats in Perak, but it is difficult for us to go,” said PSM central committee member Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj (right).
The last general election saw a three-corner fight over the constituency between DAP, MCA, and PSM, with Hee raking in 64.29 percent of the popular vote.
The PSM candidate, M Sarasvathy, only garnered 6.7 percent of the 19,006 votes cast, and lost her deposit. The MCA candidate at the time was Loh Koi Ping, who won 29 percent of the votes.
However, Hee defected and turned into a BN-friendly independent assemblyperson along with several others in 2009, toppling the then Pakatan Rakyat-led Perak government.
Free Malaysia Today
Rumble in Jelapang
The writer, in his usual style, uses satire to question the warrior of Jelapang’s quest to recontest in Jelapang.
Deputy Perak Speaker Hee Yit Foong who quit DAP in 2009 to become a Barisan Nasional-friendly independent, expressed her interest to re-contest Jelapang again, saying that she will not run away from her constituents.
“I will be in Jelapang till death and not be a renegade,” she said, as the voters of Jelapang have accepted her decision as she has been serving them all this while.
What a pleasant surprise for the Jelapang folks. Her announcement is timely and noble of her to reassert her rights as an Independent elected state rep. MCA who is also eyeing the seat has expressed shocked at such a notion and promptly passed judgment that she is unlikely to win the seat.
But if she does contest in Jelapang, it is quite certain that any MCA candidate wouldn’t stand a chance in a three-cornered fight. Even the DAP candidate may lose his deposit under a heavyweight like Ms Hee. Yes, if there is anyone that can make mincemeat of the opposition, it would be none other than Hee Yit Foong.
In fact MCA and Dr Chua Soi Lek should give her undivided support as it is highly unlikely that MCA can muster a win.
A tour guide, trained pilot and naturalist, Iskandar Dzulkarnain has been writing a few years now, especially enjoying satirical pieces like this one. He is a FMT columnist.
‘FROG’ WITHOUT A HOME…
Chua Soi Lek, “It is unlikely that she will win without the support from the MCA division and especially the grassroots members.”
Hee wants to re-contest Jelapang seat as independent
Last updated on 15 November 2012 – 09:44pm
Kong See Hoh and Cindi Loo
PETALING JAYA (Nov 15, 2012): Former Deputy Perak Speaker Datuk Hee Yit Foong (pix), who quit DAP in 2009 to become a Barisan Nasional-friendly independent, wants to re-contest Jelapang under the national front banner in the 13th general election, and said she will not run away from her constituents.
“I will be in Jelapang till death and not be a renegade,” she was quoted saying by Sin Chew Daily today.
Oriental Daily News reported two days ago that she would likely contest as an independent.
Hee had been instrumental in ending Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) administration of the state when she, together with Mohd Osman Jailu (Changkat Jering) and Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (Behrang), both of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), opted to become independents a year after the 2008 general election.
She told Sin Chew she believed the voters of Jelapang have accepted her decision as she has been serving them all this while.
MCA knows that Hee is NOT a winnable candidate; indeed, Chua will certainly know that there will be a landslide DEFEAT for MCA if they field Hee. Frankly, her shelf life is almost at an end…
Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:35
JELAPANG seat: Hee Yit Foong can dream on, bound to lose anyway
Written by Chua Soi Lek
In response to the statement by incumbent Jelapang state assemblywoman Hee Yit Fong yesterday, MCA would like to clarify that the Party had not had any discussion with the Prime Minister about giving up the Jelapang state seat in Perak.
The Jelapang MCA division and I had neither deliberated about allowing an outsider to stand in the seat under the MCA ticket.
Winning the General Election requires the support from all Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties, it is crucial that the candidate receives support not just from the people, but also the component parties.
I must stress that BN is a collective decision-making coalition, it is never a norm for the coalition to talk about its seat allocation and candidacy openly.
While Hee can announce that she is the candidate for Jelapang in the coming General Election, without the support from the MCA division and especially the grassroots members, it is unlikely that she will win in the election.
Chua Soi Lek is the MCA president
|11:44AM Nov 15, 2012|
MCA president Chua Soi Lek has denied any agreement in BN to give the Jelapang seat to incumbent independent state representative Hee Yit Fong to contest under the ruling coalition’s banner.
“MCA would like to clarify that the party had not had any discussion with the prime minister about giving up the Jelapang state seat in Perak,” said Chua in a statement today.
“The Jelapang MCA division and I had neither deliberated about allowing an outsider to stand in the seat under the MCA ticket,” he said.
He was responding to Hee’s statement yesterday that she would be recontesting the Perak seat “under the BN flag” and that BN chairperson Najib Abdul Razak would announce the details soon.
Free Malaysia Today
MCA rejects Hee’s Jelapang talk
The incumbent would most probably lose in the state seat if she decides to contest without the support from the MCA division, says Dr Chua Soi Lek.
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA today said that there has been no agreement made on the status of the Jelapang state seat, derailing any hopes harboured by incumbent state assemblywoman Hee Yit Fong to contest there in the next election.
MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek said that his party had not held any discussion with Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak about giving up the Jelapang state seat in Perak.
“The Jelapang MCA division and I had neither deliberated about allowing an outsider to stand in the seat under the MCA ticket,” he said in a statement today.
|11:01AM Nov 14, 2012|
Jelapang Independent assemblyperson Hee Yit Foong, one of three lawmakers to defect from the Pakatan Rakyat Perak government in 2009, said she will defend the seat on a BN ticket in the upcoming general election.
She told Oriental Daily News in an interview published yesterday that she will contest “under the BN flag” to defend the seat, which Pakatan had wrested in 2008.
Asked to elaborate what she means by “under the BN flag”, Hee said she would let Prime Minister and BN chairperson Najib Abdul Razak announce the details.
She also claimed that MCA will not field a candidate “in the BN spirit”, but said this arrangement may be changed at the last minute.
THE FOUR FROGS OF PERAK: WE WANT TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION!
1 Hee Yit Foong (Jelapang)
Clearly a DAP product
More recently, Malim Nawar assemblyman Keshvinder Singh left Pakatan to be BN friendly. He said that his decision was in the best interests of his constituents because he believes that only BN can help develop the area, which is largely rural.
So I guess he’s fucked now.
DAP slammed recently-defected Malim Nawar state assemblyperson Keshvinder Singh, alleging that he was strapped for cash.
Perak DAP chief Ngeh Koo Ham (left) said that Keshvinder has been bogged down by financial problems and personal issues for a long time.
Ngeh said that they were relentlessly looking for Keshvinder after they were notified about his decision to quit.
“We discovered his house was in darkness but his wife’s car was there. When (we) called his personal assistant, he said he (Keshvinder) was on holiday… obviously a lie. He didn’t specify the place he was going.
“Then we saw him appear at Holiday Villa in Subang announcing his departure… from information received, the offer was in the millions, though not as much as RM20 million as mentioned earlier because that would have brought down the government,” Ngeh said.
Keshvinder could not be reached for comments despite repeated calls to his mobile phone.
Free Malaysia Today
Perak’s ‘defected 4′ keen on contesting
The four Pakatan reps who contributed to BN’s political coup in the state are hoping for another shot in the coming national polls.
TAIPING: The four former Pakatan Rakyat state assemblypersons who contributed to the fall of the Pakatan state government in Perak in 2009 are now planning for a new lease of political life in the coming general election.
The four BN-friendly independents are Hee Yit Foong (Jelapang), Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu (Changkat Jering), Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (Behrang) and Keshvinder Singh (Malim Nawar).
The first three played a vital role in destabilising the elected Pakatan state government into falling into the hands of BN while Keshvinder left after the fall due to political differences.
Free Malaysia Today
Stop hoodwinking the people, Lim told
The Chief Minister is fully aware that an anti-party hopping law is in contravention of the Federal Constitution and a 1992 Supreme Court ruling, says Gerakan.
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng should stop his “wayang kulit” (shadow play) of enacting a state anti-party hopping law even though he knows it would not work.
Penang Gerakan legal and human rights bureau head Baljit Singh accused Lim of taking Penangites for a ride with his wayang kulit.
“As usual, Lim just wants to hoodwink the people and fish for votes with his routine politicking,” said Baljit.
He said Lim was duping Penangites into thinking that he was against party hopping even though he was fully aware that such state enactment would contravene the Federal Constitution and the 1992 Supreme Court ruling.
Concurring with DAP supremo Karpal Singh’s statement last week, Baljit pointed out that any anti-hop legislation would be effective only when constitutional barriers of Articles 10(1)(C) and 48(6) were removed.
“Karpal was right that the constitutional barriers must be repealed before anti-party hopping laws could be legislated. Hence, if they are sincere and honest, Lim and Pakatan leaders should table a proposal in Parliament first to amend the constitution.
Free Malaysia Today
Backing for anti-party hopping law
Anti-party hopping law gets the thumbs-up from political analysts.
PETALING JAYA: Several analysts voiced support for the need to institute an anti-party hopping law in order to restore credibility in Malaysian politics.
University College Sedaya International’s (UCSI) Ong Kian Meng said that party hopping goes against the spirit of the people who voted for the elected representative in the first place.
“Most voters in the country pick their candidates based on which political party they are aligned with,” said Ong, a political analyst.
Early this month, Tuaran MP Wilfred Mojilip Bumburing, Beaufort MP Lajim Ukin and Senator Maijol Mahap left Barisan Nasional and declared their support for Pakatan Rakyat.
Yesterday, Penang Gerakan legal and human rights bureau head Baljit Singh urged the government to institute an anti-party hopping law to protect public interest.
“It’s a betrayal of the voters’ mandate,” he said.
Fellow analyst Khoo Kay Peng echoed Ong’s sentiments and said an anti-party hopping law would be a great step towards creating healthy politics in Malaysia.
“Remember what happened in Perak? Political parties and politicians must observe some level of credibility,” said Khoo.
Penang is mulling a law to prevent state legislative assemblypersons from defecting mid-term.
Speaking to reporters in Penang today, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said such an act was “politically immoral”.
Lim’s announcement follows Gerakan human rights and legal bureau chief Baljit Singh’s challenge to the former to state his stand on the political developments in Sabah.
Thus far, two BN MPs and one senator in Sabah have quit the coalition and pledge to support Pakatan Rakyat.
Since 2010, PKR has been rocked by a string of defections, losing six parliamentarians, reducing its representation from 31 to 24, while several assemblymen have defected.
The most notable PKR defections occurred in Perak where two of its reps – and a DAP assemblywoman – left their parties to becoming BN-friendly, resulting in the fall of the Pakatan government to BN.
Penang PKR is on the hunt for ‘political frogs’ to ensure they do not make it to the list of candidates for the coming 13th general elections.
State PKR chief Mansor Othman said that the party is trying its best to eliminate them through a rigorous selection process.
Mansor, who is also deputy chief minister, added that the party’ s candidate selection team has a list of criteria that potential parliamentarians and assemblymen must meet before being listed.
“We proposed those who are professional, winnable, with integrity, and well-received by their constituents,” Mansor told reporters at a Hari Raya open house in Guar Perahu, Bukit Mertajam, yesterday.
Free Malaysia Today
Anti-hopping law: ‘Do it for the people’
Such a legislation is needed because jumping from one party to another is a betrayal of the voters’ mandate, says Gerakan.
GEORGE TOWN: Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat should set aside their partisan politics to jointly legislate anti-hopping laws to protect public interests, said a local Gerakan politician.
Penang Gerakan legal and human rights bureau head, Baljit Singh, said BN and Pakatan should do it for the sake of all Malaysians.
However, he said it was easier said than done because the majority of politicians, especially elected lawmakers, were too deeply engrossed in partisan politics.
He said they constantly stayed away from taking an independent stand on various issues merely to protect their respective party’s, not public, interests.
NO PARTY IS CLEAN WHEN IT COMES TO PARTY-HOPPING. THE BARISAN NASIONAL, PARTI RAKYAT AND EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN HAVE ALL GOT THEIR FROGS.
THIS DID NOT HAPPEN.
On 19th March, 2008, Malaysiakini reported that Anwar had announced that he would form the federal government, aided by defectors from BN, mostly from Sabah and Sarawak. Many BN parliamentarians would be crossing over to Pakatan Rakyat on Sept 16.
In Perak, BN has been the biggest beneficiary of political frogs as the defection of three Pakatan state reps allowed it to seize power in the controversial takeover of 2009.
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Perhaps Malaysia’s most notorious frog, Hee Yit Foong.
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DAP national chairperson Karpal Singh said the DAP was against party hopping, and that they have never favoured the matter as it is a serious act of betrayal towards the electorate.
Karpal, a lawyer, said an elected representative or the party concerned should never go against the wishes of the people as they do not have the right to do so.
He ensured that the party would not tolerate any member who did so or accept any justification from anyone who is planning to defect.
He pointed out that PAS Kelantan had passed a law on party hopping in the past but the court had declared it unlawful, considering the provision of freedom of association in the federal constitution.
“We hope the next general election is clean, with clean candidates who have no baggage or who will not betray the people, ” he said at a press conference today.
Karpal (right) was responding to the recent challenge by Penang Gerakan that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng must clarify his position on the defection of elected representatives to rival parties.
State Gerakan legal and human rights bureau chief Baljit Singh said Lim has yet to make a stand on whether he approves of such defections, which he called “morally wrong”.
Karpal said the DAP has agreed to propose an anti-hopping law if Pakatan Rakyat wins federal power so that the constitution can be amended to disallow those who resign from their seats to re-contest.
Karpal: DAP frowns upon defections
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 20 — DAP chairman Karpal Singh has stressed that the party is against political defections.He said party-hopping was a serious matter as it involved betrayal by elected members of parliament or assemblymen.
“You cannot go against the wishes of the people on your own… DAP will not tolerate party-hopping,” he told reporters here today. — Bernama