Khamis, Ogos 30, 2012


Resigning is better, says Bumburing

KOTA KINABALU August 30, 2012: Tuaran MP Datuk Wilfred Bumburing said he is prepared to resign his parliamentary seat if he is allowed to re-contest in a by-election.

Bumburing, who quit Upko to align himself with Pakatan Rakyat, said he had no problem with an anti-hop law but laws preventing re-contests by elected representatives who resigned should be scrapped.

“Any law prohibiting a person to re-contest a seat that he had relinquished (when he had switched parties) should be reviewed or scrapped,” said Bumburing.

He said the so-called political frogs should be differentiated those switching parties and those leaving to form their own parties due to ideological differences.

Bumburing, who has formed a self-styled Sabah Movement for Change, said a leader who left a party to form another organisation to carry on the ideologies and struggles in another platform should not be deemed to be leap-frogging or party-hopping.

“I wish to stress that it is against democratic principles to compel a leader to continue to be a member of a political party, let alone lead it, if the political directions and ideologies that he belongs to can no longer carry on with the original objective,” he said.


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