Another PKR elected rep has ‘seen the light’ and quit the party, citing disillusionment with the party leadership.
Tan Wei Shu, the Kedah state assembly member for Bakar Arang, had been replaced in the Kedah state government exco line-up by the PKR’s Tan Show Kang on 10 March.
This reminds me of how the MCA’s Yip Sun Onn had wanted to quit from his seat in the Perlis State Assembly just days after Indera Kayangan assembly member and Kangar MCA chairman Dr Por Cho Chor replaced him in the Perlis state government exco line-up on 19 March. Sun Onn was later persuaded to change his mind.
Wei Shu is following in the illustrious footsteps of Mohammad Radzhi Salleh the PKR rep for Lunas, who quit the party ahead of the Permatang Pasir by-election last August. This time, Wei Shu is quitting the party ahead of the Hulu Selangor by-election. Who’s next? Take your number and line up before you walk the plank and jump ship and plunge into political oblivion.
These politicians appear to have no qualms about letting down those rakyat who voted for them based on their party affiliation. It’s not as if most voters actually knew who these candidates were when they voted for them in the first place.
See the importance of selecting candidates who will live up to the expectations and aspirations of the rakyat?