It was yet another good day for Pakatan Harapan supporters when their majority in Parliament increased by one more seat at the expense of UMNO.
This came about as the Member of Parliament for Bagan Serai, YB Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali announced his decision to immediately leave UMNO and declare his whole hearted support for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad and the Pakatan Harapan Federal Government and the current PH State Government in Perak.
While holding back tears, YB Dr Noor Azmi also recounted how he had to function almost like an independent member of Parliament these 5 years as he lacked any support from the local UMNO division and even had to endure curses from members at the AJK. It was truly a very touching moment as the Doctor turned politician stated that he carried on as his fight was always for the rakyat.
However, the Doc Noor Azmi can finally put a closure to those terrible episode as he has taken a big step to sever links with UMNO. The once mighty UMNO to only have 53 seats in Parliament, and BN only has 56 seats. That means instead of commanding a 2/3 majority in Parliament, BN now barely commands a 1/4 minority!
In fact as it stands now BN has far less seats than Pakatan Rakyat in 2008! They have completely been routed and may stay routed hopefully for the forseeable future!
However, at the same time PH Perak Youth Chief has not welcomed the Dr to the party. I think this is a sensitive issue and understand why some may still have reversations. Dr Noor has to prove to the doubters that he is fighting for the people!
This however can be seen as retribution to UMNO, retribution that was a long time coming and just rewards for their corrupt ways. Remember we have to expose all the corruption of the previous regime so people will never again stand for this sort of behaviour!
But PH right now is very fortunate and hopefully other UMNO MPs who have been hurt and sabotaged by their party will leave UMNO. After all, PH does need more doctors!