I read with disblief a piece of news in malaysiakini, “A by election In BukitSelambau?, in which the elected representative, V Arumugam, was quoted to say that he was being enticed with lucratic offers, as well as threat to “kidnap” him.
I do ot know whether such an allegation is true, but if it is true, then I am really sad that Malaysian politics has sunk to such a low level.
If this is true, then Arumugam should tell us that who are luring him? Who are those who are threatening him?
This is part of the Malaysiakini report:
It is leant that Arumugam had decided to throw in the towel following tremendous pressure on him and his family to defect to Barisan Nasional.
Arumugam,54, could not be contacted for confirmation but high level party sources said that the party would make the news official tomorrow.
It is learnt that Arumugam has submitted his resignation letter to the Kedah assembly speaker today and had gone overseas.
Arumugam’s resignation, if it is confirmed tomorrow by state officials, brings an end to weeks of speculation that he would be tempted or forced to join the BN.
Police report lodged
Early this month, Arumugan had lodged a police report claiming, among others, that there was an attempt to kidnap him.
He also claimed that he and his officers have received numerous threats.
The country is facing a severe economic storm, and yet all we care about is to lure this and that to cross over. Is there anyone who is manning the government? Are we not concerned about this economic meltdown that would affect each and everyone of us?
But on the other hand, if the allegation is true, and there is indeed an enticement for him to cross over, his decision to go back to the people is laudable.
At least once and for all show that who has the more support from the people, and let the people of Selambau send a clear message on behalf of all malaysians that ‘enough’ is ‘enough’.