Sunday, March 07, 2010

Sacking of MP Zulkifli: Reaffirming PKR's Moderate Position

The PKR's supreme council decision to sack MP Zulkifli Noordin is a move to reaffirm the party's moderate position. Many voters who had voted for PKR against the communal based Barisan can breath comfortably with this decision.

This is a political first for any party in Malaysia. Malay-based political parties normally shy away from taking any disciplinary action against their members who may have overstepped the racial and religious boundaries. Politicians have been using the justification to defend their race supremacy and religious exclusivity as a shield and immunity against any action - party or civil.

This is no longer working for Zulkifli Noordin. Zulkifli has been taking a hard line position which is not consistent with his party's policy which threatens its popular multiracial appeal.

The federal government's decision not to pursue an action against two Al-Islam journalists stood in stark contrast against the decision made by PKR to sack Zulkifli Noordin. Self-proclaimed non-racial proponents in the Barisan coalition should stand up and take note. Barisan may just take in Perkasa, which the coalition cannot afford not to, and it will expose the hypocrisy of these non-racial proponents.

Better late than never, Anwar's stand against his party member is a step in the right direction. This is what we called real political will although Anwar is fully aware that this decision may earn a wrought from UMNO and other hardliners.

Malaysians must learn to appreciate the decision to sack Zulkifli. It is not just a disciplinary problem but a real ideological test. It will test if we are ready to walk a moderate path. This path must be layered with equality, mutual respect and respect for the rule of law.

If Zulkifli cannot even protect his own political career, how can he protect and defend God?

Anwar has proven that he is no longer a political chameleon.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Khoo,
You have given a first class analysis into this Zul sacking. Yes, it's more than meets the eye.
In BN the Malays/Muslims enjoy an immunity when they despise/mock non-Malays and non-Muslims.
They can call us pendatangs, beggars, prostitutes and use BTN to vilify the Chinese.. and they are protected by the law and endorsed by MCA, MIC and Gerakan.

telur dua said...

Zul is now his own leader.

If he doesn't like his own leadership he can always spit at himself in the mirror. He can also make police reports against himself and there'll be no disciplinary panel (all-Muslims or not) to face.

Make no mistake, for all his religious posturing he is nothing but a fake.

Maybe UMNO will take him in eventually, but I hope they are not foolish enough. But beggars can't be choosers.

giam2020 said...

It's a right decision to sack this
recalcitrant Zul who seems to throw
many unsavoury remarks at his fellow
Pakatan leadership.If you can't toe
the party line you are OUT period.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance to this religious dickhead at last. A good for nothing except worrying about religion esp his after life (if he ever have).
Congratulation to PKR for finally coming to its senses. Pakatan made inroads into the electorate in the last general election because of its multiracial stand. They have to continue that way, as this is what Malaysians want.
Let BN, especially Umno, MCA and MIC embrace all the racists they like. Malaysians will get rid of them in the next elections. We have had enough of their nonsense. Such people, now 4 of them, are a nuisance to the country and we are MUCH ,MUCH better off without them. Once again, GOOD RIDDANCE.
Long live PKR!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lets just make it short and sweet! Good riddance to a hypocrite and bigoted "islamist".True islamist are never of his type.