Yesterday, 14 May, DAP Youth chief Wong Kah Woh expressed his disappointment at the Perak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) for accepting a former assemblyman who defected to Barisan Nasional (BN) in 2009
Malaysiakini reported Wong as claiming that former Behrang assemblyman Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi, who left Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in 2009 to support BN, was welcomed as a PPBM member by Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
"We have to remind ourselves that Pakatan Harapan is not a garbage bin to accept and keep those proven to be without principle, dignity, and has sold the people's trust for personal gain," Wong said.
According to Malay Mail, over 200 former United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) members joined Perak PPBM recently, including ex-state executive councillor Datuk Zainol Fadzi Paharudin. Jamaluddin was one of them.
Wong pointed out that Jamaluddin was one of the three assemblymen who triggered the Perak constitutional crisis in 2009
The trio declared themselves as independents, which ultimately aided BN to form the Perak state government in 2009.
"The fall of the Pakatan Rakyat government was a black spot that was never forgotten by the people of Perak," Wong was quoted as saying by Malay Mail.
theSun previously reported the chronology of events that happened during the crisis, which saw Pakatan Rakyat's Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin challenging the validity of appointment of BN's Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir as the Perak Menteri Besar.
The post was eventually granted to Zambry.
Wong advised the Perak Menteri Besar to take the feelings of Perakians into consideration
"This is the last thing the Menteri Besar should do on his first day of reporting for duty as an MB," Wong was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini, referring to the acceptance of Jamaluddin into the Perak PPBM.
Malay Mail also reported Wong as saying that the people of Perak had high hopes for the new Pakatan Harapan state government, adding that Faizal should be considerate to the Perakians who witnessed the crisis in 2009.
Nonetheless, The Star reported earlier today that Jamaluddin's application to join PPBM has been rejected
The report quoted PKR information chief Siti Aishah Shaik Ismail as saying that Jamaluddin will not be joining PPBM.
"We are all aware of his betrayal to the people during the 2009 state constitutional crisis," Faizal said.
"We want to be clear, Jamaluddin was not invited to the event," he added, in reference to the photo portraying Jamaluddin's presence at the submission of application forms to join Perak PPBM yesterday.