Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan has claimed that 13 Sabah members of parliament will cross over to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) if PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wins the Permatang Pauh by-election next Tuesday.
He also claimed that the 13 MPs had met with him and expressed their support for Anwar.
“We speak the truth. I am talking about the 13 MPs who will join Pakatan Rakyat after Anwar wins this (Permatang Pauh) by-election... they are just waiting (to crossover),” he told reporters after delivering a talk in Jalan Berapit,Bukit Mertajam Monday night.
Jeffrey said two of the MPs were from the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) and the rest from Umno.
The PR needs at least 30 more MPs to be able to form the Federal Government. Sabah has 24 Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs.
Anwar is involved in a three-corner fight for the Permatang Pauh seat, vacated on July 31 by his wife and PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to enable Anwar become an MP. The BN has fielded Seberang Jaya state assemblyman Datuk Arif Shah Omar Shah. The third candidate is Hanafi Mamat of Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia (Akim). — BERNAMA
SAPP MPs identified - Datuk Eric Majimbun (Sepanggar) and Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui (Tawau). Who are the other 11 MPs??