I was alerted by some friends of mine that several Sabah's Barisan Nasional (BN) members of Parliament (MP)are neither in the State or in Kuala Lumpur. They are said to have gone `on holiday' together with their family in Australia, majority of them in Sydney. I knew for a fact that an Umno MP is actually Down Under with his family.
And a journalist of a national newspaper based in Kuching had also called to inform me that several MPs from Sarawak are also on holiday in Australia. He went on further to say that these MPs were given an all-paid holiday as to avert attempt by the opposition to `buy' them to topple Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's government.
Coincidentally, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had openly announced that 16 BN MPs, mostly from Sabah and Sarawak, had contacted or met him to inform their intention to defect to the Opposition.
What are the MPs actually doing in Australia?
Can we believe Anwar in this matter?