Saturday, April 30, 2011

Peter Minos: Attack on CM also attack on PBB members

KUCHING: Any attack on the Chief Minister Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud who is also the President of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) is considered a personal attack on all PBB members as well.

“Enough is enough,” said PBB Deputy Publicity Chief Datuk Peter Minos (pic) at a press conference here on Monday.

Minos was referring specifically to MCA Vice-President who is also Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Senator Gan Ping Sieu and UMNO Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin for ‘pressuring’ the Chief Minister to appoint a successor and step down.

Gan had publicly asked the Chief Minister to ‘pass the baton’ due to the lack of support from the Chinese voters in the recently concluded 10th state election.

Khairy also harped on the same issue “to prevent Barisan Nasional (BN) from losing in the coming 13th general election”.

Minos said the duo’s statements served no particular purpose except to further aggravate PBB and strain the very good relationship between BN component parties in the Peninsula and Sarawak.

“Words uttered by Gan and Khairy are construed as hostile acts towards their own camp (BN), like biting their own tail.” Minos said that the Chief Minister should not be pressured to relinquish his post otherwise there would be chaos to Sarawak’s political stability.

“The top leadership knows very well that any important political change will require and involve careful planning and implementation to ensure that a smooth power transition is in order” “As a PBB member, I am duty bound to defend Pehin Sri Taib who is also the President of PBB.

Both Gan and Khairy have no business whatsoever to interfere in Sarawak’s political matters,” he said, adding that PBB and other state BN parties had never made any detrimental comments when the MCA and UMNO were faced with problems in the past.

“Instead, we were instructed by the top leadership to refrain from making any comments or even mention those sensitive subjects to the media.

“We could accept it if those words were to be uttered by the oppositions but we never expected such statements to be made by friends from any of the BN component parties,” Minos said.

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