03 March 2008

Devil in disguise

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) -- N. Periasamy, the independent candidate in the Lembah Pantai parliamentary constituency, claimed today that Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had asked him to withdraw from the contest for the seat in the March 8 general election.

Periasamy, who is involved in a three-cornered fight with Anwar's daughter Nurul Izzah and incumbent Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil of the Barisan Nasional (BN), said Anwar telephoned him today asking him to pull out.

"Anwar said my presence will disrupt the opposition's aim to deny the BN the two-third majority. In fact, another PKR leader, N. Gobalakrishnan (candidate for Padang Serai parliamentary seat in Kedah), who is a friend of mine, also made a similar request," the former deputy chairman of the MIC Bukit Bintang Division told reporters.Periasamy said he had no intention withdrawing and would continue to campaign.

"Why should I withdraw or listen to him. I am an independent candidate. I am not attached to any party or association. Instead, he should ask Nurul Izzah to withdraw," he said.

Periasamy also said that despite Anwar supporting the claim of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) that the government was marginalising the Indian community in the country, the former deputy prime minister failed to come out with any plan to address the situation.

"During his ceramah (talk), he blamed the MIC. He never said anything to address it but claimed that he wanted to become the sixth prime minister of Malaysia," he added.

In the 2004 general election, Shahrizat, who is also Wanita Umno deputy chief, won the Lembah Pantai seat with a majority of 15,288 votes when she beat Sanusi Osman of PKR.


This is just another act of desperation from DSAI, everybody knows he wont make it in this general election but due to the highlevel of nepotisime in PKR, the wife Datin Seri Wan Azizah in P44 Permatang Pauh and the daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar in P121 Lembah Pandai are willingly to make way for DSAI if they win this round. How do they make way for him, soon after this general election ended, we will be seing a by-election for either one of the constituency and during that time DSAI will be in for competition. And this is no more an untold stories

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