Wednesday, June 18, 2008
It's fast and furious over SAPP
Just hours after the stunning announcement by the SAPP that it plans to move a no faith motion against the PM on Monday, the reaction has been swift. The salvoes have been fired against SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee. His deputy, Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiat has said he was not supporting the move, adding that the party did not support Pakatan Rakyat. The Deputy Chief Minister, who was not invited to the press conference today, claimed the supreme council did not give the consensus. The Liberal Democrat Party has asked the SAPP to leave thre Barisan Nasional with the strongest attack from the PM himself, saying Yong's move was a result of personal greed and inability to get what he wanted. There were more missiles from MCA, Gerakan and Umno. And the motion? Nazri Aziz said the motion was unlikely to take place, an opinion which Lim Guan Eng and Lim Kit Siang seemed to share. But Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said PKR MPs would back the motion. Over the next 24 hours, BN leaders are expected to huddle with their MPs ahead of Monday's showdown. But the fact remains that the PM's job has become even more tougher now. Stay tune.