Is a retracted resignation still a resignation? ;-)
As I understand the meaning of the word ‘retract’, it’s ‘to take something back or disavow it.’
I am of course referring to the retracted resignation of the ADUN from Buntong, A Sivasubramaniam of the DAP - as was reported by Malaysiakini.
He ‘… of the DAP’, meaning that Siva still is a DAP bloke ;-)
I discussed the case of a merajuk-ing Siva with a very knowledgeable sweetie who asked “Is he still in DAP? If he is, then where’s the resignation? The resignation would only be a resignation if Siva has gone from the party!”
O wonderful wise words from such a smart sweet sweetheart – gasp, gawd, omigosh ;-)
My dear cyber-mate, kittykat 46, believed I had been unprincipled not to acknowledge the woe to the DAP. He expressed the same ire as had many anwaristas in Sabah & Sarawak - Who dares promise wins?
I wonder whether they thought they were paying back in spades to kaytee who had the brazen nerve to question their fantastic fabulous (ideological) father ;-) about his extravagant promise of 20% royalties to Sabah and Sarawak on oil and gas extractions in the two States, or they had enjoyed the thought of DAP people leaving the party?
With them, I guess you can't really tell but isn't it a frightening thought, that if they had relished the bad fortune to DAP, then DAP wouldn't need enemies with such 'allies' ;-)
Anyway, let’s get back to Siva. He hasn’t been the first to throw a tantrum at what he considered to be an unfairness. I recall there was another DAP bloke who made that same sulk when he was not nominated for an ADUN seat. Then, Karpal Singh stepped in and solved the bloke's threat to resign by assigning him the state seat (sorry, can’t recall which seat it was, but he won).
When I read the Vox Populi column in Malaysiakini, I noted that many readers wrote in to lambast Siva. I am far more sympathetic and thus find reader Sathiyamoorthy Ramasamy had penned the fairest and most thoughtful comments. He wrote:
Sivasubramaniam's actions are, of course, not acceptable to the rational thinker. However, instead of castigating him, look at his point of view. He feels that he represents a constituency which is largely Indian. These people have been marginalised for 40 years. During the run up to the elections, they were promised better representation. All that is being asked for is for the elected representatives to keep to their promises. The political reality is of course different; it is not always possible to keep all promises, especially those made during campaigning.
To those who have been marginalised for so many years, this new turn of events, with just one Indian exco member, seems to be a continuation of the previous government's actions. A heightened sense of need, tinged with extreme bitterness has been created. The solution is to find ways to meet those needs, rather than to pass comments of racism or short-sightedness. The new DAP-PKR-PAS government has to meet these needs and assuage the pain felt, not just in Perak, but in all states where they now govern.
above & below underlinings mine
Well stated, Sathiyamoorthy!
I thought that was that, when I suddenly spied another reader, Job Dhanaraj, writing the following:
So this is the way Barisan Rakyat works? Any difference from BN? We got whacked, sprayed with acid-laced water and tear-gas fired at us and some of us have been sent to ISA detention. I dare say that no other race had the guts to break the thick-walled dam of oppression built by you-know-who.
But not even a month has gone by and you have forgotten what the first line soldiers did. You very wisely suggested that our new union would not be based on anyone calling himself an Indian, Malay or Chinese. But what is this sad turn of events? Please explain dear Anwar – we believed and still want to believe in your promises that all would be treated fairly.
You simply cannot say that A Sivasubramaniam is overreacting to the set-up of the Perak exco members appointment. It is downright ungratefulness not to recognise the role of Indians. It is now your turn, dear Anwar, to heal the new wounds inflicted on us by Barisan Rakyat.
Oh oh oh dear, anwaristas, it’s not kaytee who wrote that ;-)
Now, I never thought I would say this, but the poor de facto demigod has not been responsible for the circumstances leading to Siva merajuk-ing (hey see, I even defend Anwar, and I assure you it's not an April Fool Day's joke ... ke ke ke) …..
..… unless of course Job Dhanaraj felt Anwar should take the heat for poor Siva’s sulking since he is now the de facto leader of the Pakatan Rakyat ;-)