In Malaysiakini news PKR invites ex-MCA leader to join party we are informed that Dr Tan Yee Kew, after serving 20 years in the MCA, has quit the party.
She had been frustrated by the pervasiveness of racial politics, corruption, the economic situation and the ketuanan Melayu dominance of UMNO in the BN. It took her 20 years to come to this realization but I suppose it's better late than never.
PKR wants her, and has enticed her entry into the Anwar Ibrahim’s party by dangling the carrot (or ch'ai t'au) that she will be made chairperson of the Klang Municipal Council.
Dr Tan Yee Kew, who was a former deputy Wanita chief, was a three-term MP for Klang, and needless to say, she would be bloody miffed at being dropped from the candidates list in the 2008 general elections.
But I urge her to look at the silver lining, where as a non candidate for the election, she was spared the public humiliation of the 08 March 2008 massacre.
I would also recommend for her to join the DAP instead – it’s safer because if you read the Star Online, you would discover that the '14-minutes' (from photographer to parliamentarian) man, PKR MP for Kelana Jaya Yang Berhormat Loh Gwo Burne was bashed by a PKR man.
The alleged assailant was said to be a personal aide of an Anwar ‘insider’, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, ADUN for Seri Setia.
Loh was selected personally by Anwar Ibrahim, the PKR de facto leader, immediately after he joined PKR one week before nomination date (and also on the personal urging of Anwar), to stand in the parliamentary seat of Kelana Jaya (effectively meaning he was the ONLY party nominee). He was swept into parliament on the political tsunamic wave.
In this one-sided kungfu fighting episode, Loh had attempted to intercede for some residents who weren’t happy about the construction of a place of worship at Desa Mentari.
He was bashed in the face by allegedly his fellow PKR member.
Being the soft spoken gentleman he has been reputed to be, he even apologized to his alleged assailant for having to report the matter to the police.
But Loh added that PKR should really do something ‘comprehensive’ against his alleged assailant.
Aiyoh, ‘comprehensive’ – such a big word, man, and chillingly so too!
But anyway, perhaps in the light of such intercourse (the verbal type lah) hazards for PKR people, Dr Tan should seriously consider my suggestion to join the DAP. Guaranteed no internal black eye - at most you would be bored to death by the DAP members' prim, proper and prudish mannerism.
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