According to the Malaysian Bar website, Fairus declined to elaborate when asked when and where he would do so.
Then, when Fairus was sulking in KL, PKR publicity chief Tian Chua said Fairus had taken leave to go to Mecca - wakakaka - I thought that was the Kulim Wonder. I think it would be appropriate to demand from Tian Chua a photograph as proof lah - wakakaka again.
Hmmm, it seems to be that when PKR people are in trouble, they would be in Mecca.
Mind you, not that the Penangites haven’t been aware of certain alleged dodgy stuff hanging over Fairus' head at that time (MACC has just cleared him, so the latest news reported).
But they weren’t impressed by the attempted bull by PKR leaders. Some PKR supporters have even suggested that Fairus' resignation indicated a higher moral standard of PKR politics, wakakaka, not when dear Fairus was singing like a bird to Nanyang Siang Pau.
Look, this is what Din Merican (of PKR) wrote at his blog just 1 week ago:
As recent as late yesterday, Mohammad Fairus told Nanyang Siang Pau that he was exploring a number of options including switching parties or becoming an independent in addition to resigning.
He claimed that the corruption allegations were made by his party colleagues who were out to kill his political career and was bitter that top party leaders are not standing by him.
In the interview with the Chinese daily, he gave PKR two weeks to clear his name, or he would otherwise reveal dirt involving the party.
above underlining are mine
Being the gentleman he is, Din was very kind with his comments on Fairus ;-) but alas, we would never know what Anwar must have promised Fairus to persuade him to resign and go quietly wakakaka.
OK, next - Sim Kwang Yang, who was a former DAP MP (for Bandar Kuching, Sarawak) wrote in today’s Malaysiakini an article titled War clouds over Penanti.
It’s basically a roundup of the events surrounding the paradox of Fairus’ expected yet mysterious resignation, plus his usual experienced and wise analyses.
I was caught by his concluding paragraph, which states: In retrospect, I have to conclude that the people do not really like the Pakatan Rakyat all that much. Fortunately for the opposition, people just dislike the BN more!
… which seems to support Athi Veeranggan’s news article in Malaysiakini Penanti voters unhappy with rep's resignation.
But what Uncle Sim said of PKR vis-à-vis BN is UMNO’s ar$e luck, as witnessed in Bukit Selambau.
BN could have won that by-election in Kedah when PKR was confronted by Anwar’s ‘personal’ and inexplicable choice of candidate a la Loh Gwo Burne. Manikumar had been an extremely unpopular choice of candidate even amongst the PR people. But the local people hated BN more than they do Anwar's personal but unpopular choice of Manikumar.
Maybe Anwar and Mani may have Waynemoorthy (Hindraf) to also thank for his last minute endorsement of the PKR candidate, again an action indicating what Sim has succinctly put it as people do not really like the Pakatan Rakyat all that much. Fortunately for the opposition, people just dislike the BN more!And Mani enjoyed an increased majority too wakakaka.
There’s also rumours that a so-called ‘independent’ candidate may be put up by a certain party against PKR Dr Mansor Othman in the Penanti by-election.
I look at the Malaysiakini electoral chart and note that 27% of the voters are non-Malays (with 24.2% being Chinese), and thought to myself that the so-called ‘independent’ candidate, if indeed he is who I heard he may be, will be very very koyak when the votes are counted ;-). All Dr Mansor needs to do is to just get around 25% Malay votes and win the by-election easily.
If there is to be a so-called 'independent' candidate, it better not be that bloke wakakaka.