It was apparent that CM Lim Guan Eng was willing to give participatory governance a chance by appointing several BN leaders to key positions in the state. Lee Kah Choon was one of them and he was appointed as a director in PDC and chairman of the executive council, InvestPenang.
Unable to accept Lee's decision on the appointments, Gerakan leadership on Monday has issued him a show cause letter. PM Abdullah Badawi also criticized Lee's decision as inappropriate and against the spirit of BN.
KC has reiterated his decision to quit active politics. Hence, the reaction from BN leaders are not necessary. Today, KC has decided to severe his political ties in total, making him truly non-partisan so that he can 'focus on the job'.
A Gerakan member told the party not to sack KC so that he will not be made a hero. I can assure you there is no heroism in his decision. It is purely a career transition and KC is old enough to make his own decision.
My prediction, Gerakan loses KC Lee, comes true.