A man of unmalleable principles blighted by a malleable character — Soo Lim Chee
MAY 15 — That he has made up his mind to leave the DAP was confirmed by his second public attacked on the Bersih movement. After the first salvo I was still hopeful of a reconciliation. But, unfortunately, that was not to be.
Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim, an icon of unshakable principles, was finally shakened by “irreconcilable differences” with the party leadership. No doubt at all, it is a sad loss for the DAP.
Lim Kit Siang was magnanimous to twit that he is “heart-broken”. He thanked the Tunku and wished him the best. By doing so Kit Siang has accepted the Tunku’s democratic right not only to change his direction but also his comment that the BN are “on the right track”. One wished he would have been a little more decorous to leave out that comment until much later when all the dust has fully settled.
Whatever has happened to consistency? I vaguely remember that he said one of the reasons he joined the DAP was because it was consistent in its beliefs and policies. They are firm in their objectives, just as the Tunku is in his principles.
Although unmalleable in upholding his principles one suspects that he is malleable in character. He can be persuaded to change objectives and the routes taken to change them.
He believes that he can still contribute to the country in the next few years. That statement is most welcomed for men of integrity are hard to come by these days.
Should he decide to contribute, may I suggest joining an NGO. Politics, I am certain, is not his cup of tea.
But then he may succumb to the offer of a seat in the Senate again. That, only time can tell.
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