…..unless Bookies dictate. Even if bookies dictate it takes some special skills to subtly score an own goal.
KUALA LUMPUR Jan 4 ― A DAP Federal Territories committee member has resigned voluntarily from his post after making a mistake in the vote count as the returning officer for the party polls last month Pooi Weng Keong’s mistake had pushed Zairil Khir Johari — one of the handful of Malay representatives out of a total 68 candidates vying for 20 seats in the DAP’s central executive committee CEC — out of the party’s highest leadership council “He voluntarily resigned on January 2 to take responsibility for his blunder ” DAP national publicity chief Tony Pua told The Malaysian Insider today “No warning letters were issued; he has been a long-time faithful member He’s very pained at having caused this to the party ” he added. Pua who is also the Petaling Jaya Utara MP said that Pooi’s “blunder was a very big thing. So obviously there were a lot of upset people ” Pooi admitted his mistake at a press conference last night. (The Malaysian Insider)
Pooi’s decision must be lauded. Men of lesser caliber would offer an excuse no matter how preposterous and it’s business as usual. Even if Pooi does not step down it cannot be business as usual for the DAP. Polls rigging, corruption and power abuse have all along been our battering ram against the BN government. Any hint of the above three infringements cannot be tolerated among the Pakatan Rakyat coalition. WE CANNOT ACCEPT these missteps! I am not bothered by what the BN parties are saying about this incident. Meantime, I await Tengku Aziz to throw shit on this. They have to say all those things even if it is the case of the pot calling the kettle black. Scavengers invariably zero in and make capital of anything that stinks.
Who forms the CEC is not important now. Even if there is an honest mistake, the perception of intrigue has marred that election and the reputation of DAP. Has the DAP the courage to declare the election null and void and hold a new election. There is still time. After this re-election the DAP must go into GE13 in shinning armour armed with INTEGRITY.