Ahmad Said and co irresponsible, slams Gerakan VP

PETALING JAYA (May 13): Gerakan vice-president Dr Dominic Lau has condemned the actions of former Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said and his cohorts as “irresponsible.”
It is also a betrayal of the mandate of the people, as Ahmad being the Kijal state assemblyman, Bukit Besi state assemblyman Roslee Daud and Ajil state assemblyman Ghazali Taib were all elected on a Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket by their voters.
“They were elected as the rakyat’s representatives under the BN platform. But somehow, just because of some personal unhappiness towards their party, they did something irresponsible. 
“If they really want to resign from Umno, why not go for the fresh elections rather than just go out of the party and leave the state hanging? It’s not a very good (move),” said Lau to fz.com.
It is learnt that Ahmad was unhappy with party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak for refusing to allow him to remain as the state’s Menteri Besar for another week, in light of his daughter’s upcoming wedding.
It seemed that a copy of the wedding invitation was circulated online, where the reception was held at Ahmad's official residence in Kemaman on May 17, and not the MB's official residence in Kuala Terengganu as some were led to believe.
Asked whether he felt Ahmad was being overly-emotional over his daughter’s wedding, Lau said: “That is a personal and small matter. If you are a party member, you should respect your leader’s decision. That is discipline.
“If this is the reason he resigned from Umno… I think something must be wrong somewhere lah…” said a baffled Lau.
When asked if he feared the trio’s antics might trigger a political crisis similar to the one in Perak back in 2009, where Najib who was then Deputy Prime Minister was said to have engineered the whole thing, Lau said that it is “highly possible.”
“There is a very high possibility that this will be like Perak because this is the democratic system in our country. Whoever has majority should rule the state. 
“I just really hope that those who resigned from Umno would think twice before doing so. Don’t put the country and state in a difficult situation just because of a personal matter,” he stressed. 
Meanwhile, MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong also echoed Lau's sentiments, although he maintained a more diplomatic stance.
"For any leader, I think it’s important to put party above himself or any individuals. We need to find a way out of this and we have to seriously face this," said Wee who refused to comment further, as he believed it could only make things worse.




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