Jan 28, 2009
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng lauded Bota assemblyman Datuk Nasarudin Hashim’s defection to PKR, saying the move would strengthen the Pakatan Rakyat government in Perak.
“The situation in Perak is not like Penang where the Pakatan has a big majority.
“With one more assemblyman (for the Pakatan government), we hope their situation will be strengthened and give them a boost to continue striving and working for the people,” Lim said after hosting a state Chinese New Year open house at his residence on Jalan Macalister on Monday.
Pakatan holds 29 out of 40 state seats in Penang while Nasarudin’s defection raises Pakatan’s majority in Perak to five.
“Perak Umno is constantly saying that they will soon overthrow the Pakatan state government, but so far, we only see Umno falling,” said Lim.