The Pangkor retreat May 10, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
Today’s Utusan Malaysia reported on the BN Backbenchers’ Club retreat to be held this weekend in Pangkor.
Most would have just read that and dismissed it some degree of indignation, “Here’s another junket at the expense of good public money.”
I did too, until a couple of mysterious SMSs arrived. One of them said,
“Was told they push election fast so that solidarity btwn pas, pkr & dap never develop like in Ijok. watch PANGKOR. tq”
I’m still haven’t recovered from Ijok!
Is that why there’s some heavy-sounding briefing sessions by the Election Commission, the Police, the Information Ministry, the Education Ministry, the Prime Minister’s Department on Saturday?
Will the dates for the General Elections be one of the topics of discussion in this weekend’s retreat?
Why can’t politicians party like regular folks lar!
I’m reminded of Umno’s fondness for Pangkor. Among the pow-wows held there was one after the runway success of the 2004 General Elections (“We know who were there :P”).
Another time for that story.
IPOH 9 Mei – Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dan Timbalannya, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dijadual menghadiri program Retreat 2007 Kelab Penyokong Barisan Nasional (BNBBC) Parlimen Malaysia di Pulau Pangkor dan Lumut pada 11 hingga 14 Mei ini.
Menteri Besar Perak, Datuk Seri Mohd. Tajol Rosli Ghazali berkata, Najib dan isteri, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor dijadual tiba di Pangkor Island Resort pukul 6 petang, 11 Mei bagi majlis makan malam dan merasmikan majlis.
Pada keesokannya, Najib bersama ahli BNBBC akan menghadiri taklimat oleh Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR), Polis Diraja Malaysia, Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Kementerian Pelajaran dan Kementerian Penerangan … (sumber)