Up to eight Pakatan MPs and two state reps could lose their seats as a result of charges involving illegal assemblies and related offences.
In addition to PKR MP Tian Chua (left) – who was found guilty last week of Abiting@ a police officer when stopped on his way to the Parliament in 2007 – seven of his colleagues could face a similar fate.
They are Azmin Ali, Sivarasa Rasiah, N Gobalakrishnan (PKR), Tony Pua (DAP), Dr Dzulkifly Ahmad, Dr Hatta Ramli and Dr Lo’lo’ Mohd Ghazali (PAS).
“This would mean Pakatan Rakyat may be left with only 74 seats in Parliament,” lamented Bersih, a broad coalition political parties and NGOs which campaigns for free and fair elections. With that, the ruling Barisan Nasional will have regained its two-thirds majority.
Another 10 by-elections on the cards, warns Bersih