Malaysian politicians never stopped to amaze me, from the sublime to the ridiculous, some with amusing anecdotal concoction.
Former de facto Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim was sacked from UMNO for going against party's code of ethics.He attended DAP victory dinner in Penang and PKR's annual national congress.
The irony is Zaid said he didn't expect to be sacked.That certainly is not an honest true to God statement.The reason he went to the functions of the two opposition parties is because he wanted to be sacked and he knew he would be sacked.Not being an elected member (MP or ADUN) he is not an asset to UMNO and is highly disposable.He should know that better than any one else and stop pretending he is only going there to visit friends and expect to get a pat on the back from his party.
Yong Teck Lee of SAPP tried the same formula but Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi refused to sack his party from the BN because he has assets in the name of 2 MPs and 4 state assemblymen with him.He eventually pulled his party out of the BN and is now aligned with Anwar's Pakatan Rakyat.
In more developed society and matured democracies it is honourable to resign than being sacked but in Malaysia it seems to be the other way round, being sacked from a political party brings prestige and seen as something heroic.
I think it sucks, if it's against your principle and you called yourself a lawyer and a gentleman, don't leave in a huff, leave like a man, a gentleman.
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