Friday, May 9, 2008

Lajim disgrees with Anifah's defection view - NST

PUTRAJAYA, Fri: May 9, 2008 By Deborah Loh

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Seri Lajim Ukim does not agree with fellow Sabah MP Datuk Anifah Aman’s acceptance of political crossovers.

“I do not agree. That is his personal view,” Lajim said of Anifah’s remarks in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday that there was “no harm” for Barisan Nasional MPs to join Pakatan Rakyat.

Anifah, the MP for Kimanis, had said that there may be “a handful who may want to move” and added that crossing over of politicians was not as serious compared to the millions of voters who had chosen the opposition in the five states the BN lost.

Anifah also said he was against an anti-hopping law. He then stressed that his remarks did not mean he was planning to cross over.

Lajim, the MP for Beaufort and also its Umno division chief, said he did not know if other Sabah MPs had discussed Anifah’s remarks.

He said he did not know if the threat of crossovers was as Anifah had said it was.

Lajim was speaking to reporters after launching the ministry’s “Zero Fatality Vision” and a road safety campaign at Dataran Putra here yesterday.

He was appointed to fill the deputy transport minister post after Anifah declined it.

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