Monday, March 01, 2010

MPs Tan Tee Beng and Zahrain Hashim Missed the Point

Ex-PKR members of parliament, Tan Tee Beng and Zahrain, both ex-Barisan leaders have missed the point when they quit the party.

Tan and Zahrain were upset with the leadership of Penang CM Lim Guan Eng. Both cited Lim's leadership as "chauvinistic, arrogant and communistic'".

He said, "Pakatan will not last long. It is people like Lim Guan Eng that shall destroy Pakatan. I will not be a part of this group of people which are destroying my country, my race and my religion.

Both Tan and Zahrain should be reminded that we did not vote for Lim Guan Eng. Lim was a political newcomer although he was an ex-MP of Kota Melaka.

We had voted against institutionalised racism, political excesses, corruption, power arrogance and irresponsible leadership.

Until and unless the present regime proves that it is pro-democracy and pro-people, it will continue to be voted out.

Tan and Zahrain should have put their personal dispute and uneasiness with Lim or PKR leadership aside if they are interested to pursue their political career. It appears that both wanted to be taken seriously and treated decently due to their personal and political status.

As a voter I can sympathize with both Tan and Zahrain but my priority is to end racial politics in this country. If Tan and Zahrain truly embrace a new non-racial political paradigm they should be able to put their dispute with Lim above the people's interest.

Ironically, now Zahrain is keen to defend his race and religion. The fact is his race and religion do not need his protection. He should help to give his race and religion a good name by showing others the real image of Malay culture and Islam.

Racial dominance and religious exclusivity have never been truly celebrated in any democracies.

As a voter and proponent of non-racial politics, I am truly disappointed with both Tan and Zahrain. On Lim's personal attitude and leadership style, it is his own business to see if the criticism does hold any good lesson for him personally.

We should be diverted by these superficial and unprincipled politicians. We need to defeat racial politics. We must stay our course on this very important agenda.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another two apportunistic, cunning and corrupted ex-PKR members resigned. Good riddance is all the rakyat said. These 2 bums contradict themselves the moment they opened their stinking mouths.
Caring for the rakyat?????? My foot. Filling up their pockets with $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ should be a better way to put it.
If they still have any dignity left and care for the rakyat, they should give up their seats NOW, I REPEAT NOW and stand for election again. And not hide behind their BN/UMNO masters for protection.
I can guarantee 100% the rakyat will throw these 2 bums out in no time.
WILL ALL THOSE IN PKR OF THE SAME FEATHERS PLEASE, I REPEAT PLEASSSSSSSSSSSS...RESIGN NOW. JOIN BN/UMNO AND STAND FOR RE-ELECTION IF YOUY GUYS GOT ANY DIGNITY LEFT!!

Anonymous said...

so mr tan,

you are also quitting so that you country religion and race will not be destroyed.

that race defender got angry because he aint gonna get a multi-million contract. Well, UMNO will reward him good. Will you be a beneficiary? Oh, that limping lady now drives around in a brand new BMW.What a change compared to the time when she drool for CAMRY which she couldnt get her hands to. In chinese history, you running dogs abound, aint it?

Anonymous said...

I consider those elected reps who jump ship are worst than prostitutes. Even prostitutes have some principles!
People voted for them not to butter their personal interests but to stand as one with the party to defend democracy, freedom, justice etc.
These idiots feel proud when they jump ship and their faces appear on TV and the newspapers.
They glory ends there.

Anonymous said...

KKP,Well said. I fully agrees.

Suresoul said...

Didn't both of them realised they were voted in precisely for the reasons stated above....both of them are taking the path to be cursed and sweared by majority of the voters that voted them in....committing kamikazi in their own political career....I believed no matter where Mr. Tan goes, he will not be greeted well by the voters lah....of course he will always be well received by his own ma-chai gang whom will tell him how great he was to stand up against the LGE...But the truth is many are ashamed of his actions lah...ini macam pun berani bikin...May god bless him lah....Desperator memang behave macam tu lah.....Ametofor....

bennyloh said...

BAD RUBBISH

Anonymous said...

NOT much masuk into their pockets so
...so hop lah !!

Anonymous said...

As LKS said PR really needed to undergo a self cleaning process.

Anonymous said...

There are two types of leaders:

1. Leaders who put down others so that they can look good (Best example is TDM)

2. Leaders who support others so that they do not look bad.

Froggies have inflated egos but a GE prick by the rakyat will soon burst their hot air. May all rakyat keep their voting needles sharp and handy!

Taikohtai

Anonymous said...

Dont waste time with these people.No dignity and principles in life.Let them go.BN will embrace them, just like the three in Perak.What is $5-10Millions when their kitty have Billions? BN is not stupid you know.Once these frogs have served their purposes,well your guess is as good as mine!If BN invest $10M,they expect to korek back $30M!

Anonymous said...

KKP....

You say these 2 are ex-Barisan??

No wonder lah...!!!!
How to accept PKR's "style" of running the country????

Datuk Anwar must be very cautious next time. GE is coming together with the "tsunami"....!

Anonymous said...

Tan has really showed us what is his intention from the day he joined PKR...to filled up his own pockets. It is very irresponsible for Tan to move out like this as we as the Rakyet voted him and also to give nonsense reasons for leaving.

Anonymous said...

no surprised to this former BN member.

Anonymous said...

Whenever any MP/ADUN jumped out from any party, someone will ask him/her to resign as wakil rakyat and stand for re-election. I ask you the first anom, and others, is it do-able in the next re-election? Maybe Mr Khoo can answer this question in no time.

Anonymous said...

Tan Tee Beng takes after his father. We Penangites, are fully aware of his father's reputation. Just a chip of the old block.

Anonymous said...

Ten bucks says that they will come back if offered a project or some cool cash$. BTW, pls don't quote them say that they left bcos they want to defend race,religion,country,and ROYALTY too?? Who is defending those poor undernourished orang asli,penans,dayaks,interior kampung folks ah? whose poor children gotta walk a day thru muddy path just to reach the atap school with no water electricity?and these arrogant guys drive around in big cars shouting justice,salvation for all and sundry(Sigh).

Anonymous said...

These kind of parasites join politics for contract. When they can't get it from PR, they will give same excuse of problematic leadership, no confidance anymore, and the Malays will says they want to defend their race and religion! Then they'll get 5 millions each to join UMNO. Those who can get other members to join may get additional 3-5 millions (member get member fee!). THat's how UMNO works. 10 million per MP is nothing for them, cheap, cheap!

We the rakyat shouldn't be confused by these political sandiwara. Just vote out UMNO-BN everytime we have the chance to go to the polls. We need to clean up the govt and all it's agencies from the rotting UMNO hands.

tony chew said...

Many of PKR and Keadilan members were ex-UMNO members. It is foolish and naive to think that just because they are no longer UMNO members that their mind-set, thought processes, and character will change overnight the moment they cross over. I dare say many of these ex-UMNO guys crossed over beause they did not get their share of the pie. Of course some left due to their allegience to DSIA. This is one of the main reasons why PKR is not going to be that effective as an Opposition party because and mainly due to many of those ex-UMNO members who never intended for a truly Malaysian Malaysia to happen.

Canary said...

Fully agreed with Tony Chew.It is high time we select dedicated candidates who truly believe in changes and put this current corrupt system to and end.Learn from your mistakes in picking rejects for they will never serve the party and people earnestly for they are just picking up a fight with their former masters!I dare to say any new blood who believe in the course of changes for the better of decent mankind will perform better than these rejects!!!!

Canary.

Anonymous said...

"We had voted against institutionalised racism, political excesses, corruption, power arrogance and irresponsible leadership." you wrote.good for you but is that also,includes jobs?.so ,now tell that to the private sector in this country.perhaps,you would like deny this and defend your race?like many chinese in this country who would refuse to acknowledge this racial discrimination and pretend everything is fair?.the only blogger whom wrote honestly about racial discrimination in the private sector is zorro.maybe he is more malaysian than you.

Anonymous said...

Tan's move has made it very clear that he has intentions from the beginning. Now, since he can't get what he wants, he just just simply attack some other people and leave as if he is the hero helping out the Rakyat. Sad...Sad...Sad...Perhaps it is another dirty trick by BN.

Vincenzo said...

If the recent article by RPK on the importance of a two-third majority in parliament is true, then we are indeed in a very difficult situation. With only 10 more "frogs" required for BN to form a two-thirds majority, I shudder to think how the gerrymandering process will most likely be used to keep them in power come the next GE.

The evil that is BN appears to be too great. Whenever there is hope, BN destroys it, leaving us with only despair. Honestly, is there any hope for all Malaysians to live under one Malaysian sun as equals?

Anonymous said...

To me, it's plain simple...they quit for $$$ (or ringgit).

Jong said...

For a start those were garbage dropped from the UMNO/BN cart but Anwar thought he found gold, didn't get the stench and was grinning from ear to ear. :D

A bitter lesson it has been, the pain of betrayl but never mind, what's important right now is the ability to get up fast to face up to new challenges ahead.

Stevie said...

Mr. Khoo, I think you had wasted your breath. These two low-lives did not miss the point. They have no points to miss whatsoever. You really believe their stated reasons for leaving PR? How can anyone use reason and logic to argue with the devils?

Lee SH said...

Don't waste time talking about these two.Not worth our time. They are nobody without PR.

Anonymous said...

Tan Tee Beng and Zahrain must put in their head that we voted them in because of their party. They will be nobody and would have lost their deposit if they had contested the Mar 08 GE based on their own personality.

After their win in the election, they now have the cheek to talk big. Why did they not raise these sensitive issues out in the open with PKR when they accepted to be nominated as a candidate then.

We the voters felt betrayed by their party hopping and this will be the end of their political aspirations. These politicians have no conscience, no principles, no ethics, no sense of duty as a YB and no loyalty to their party.

Why use Lim Guan Eng as a scapegoat or maybe they were coached to say all the lies in return for a fat reward. UMNO is splashing millions now desperately to get their two third majority.

UMNO knows only how to win elections through corrupt and evil means and not through the ballot boxes.

Anonymous said...

As stated in newspaper, they may join PKR as spy on behalf of BN. So, when the time goes by / they got enough evidence, then they speak-out to the public on DSAI aggenda. But, I don't think that this type of character is permissable to become political leader. Yes, of course there's the light at the end of the tunnel , but at this moment we didn't know how far to reach the end of the tunnel:-)