Ku Li: BN celebration “premature”

By Jacqueline Ann Surin
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Angry voters nationwide will reject the Barisan Nasional (BN) even more vehemently in the next general election if snap polls are not held in Perak, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said.

The veteran Umno politician said, if based on "dubious crossovers", the BN took control of Perak without an election, this would "cement the enmity of the very people we should be trying to win back at the next elections."

Commenting on his blog this morning about the political crisis in Perak that has emerged from the crossover of one assemblyperson and the resignation of three others from their parties to be independents, he said:

"Elections are the sole source of the government's authority in a democratic society."

He stressed that, "Contests in a democracy are not a fight for survival in which anything goes. They are competitions to serve. 

"BN should reform to improve its ability to serve with distinction. This is a long term project that requires immediate focus. We do not need the distraction of transient, shaky victories when what we need to do is upgrade ourselves to win elections again, fair and square."

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