We are going to get trapped to another moral issue in Malay and Malaysian politics; the leaders are not acquainted as yet to the moral and ethical values of real and true democracy.
I am again touching on Tan Sri Muhyiddin’s recent call for Abdullah to exercise the handing over the baton to Najib instantaneously, and that was as good as a vote of no confidence to his weak boss, Abdullah.
“I have not done anything wrong to Pak Lah! I am not resigning!” he said shamelessly.
For all intent and purposes, what he said were all perfectly alright, and I wish to share his views on Abdullah’s incapability to revive the political, economic and social and so on and so forth for the nation.
We are not talking about right or wrong, but we are talking about ethics of a democratic leader, as his reluctance to accept the fact he is morally and ethically obliged to resign.
Muhyiddin has not done anything wrong but he must resign.
Many quarters have been criticizing Zaid Ibrahim over lots of issues but he is a true democrat as he criticized the use of ISA on Raja Petra and Theresa Kok with his resignation letter.
Whether the PM accepts the resignation is a different issue but one who criticizes the PM must resign…that’s it.
As for Najib he was very unambiguous that he would want to see the understanding between him and Abdullah on the succession plan to be rescinded and now he wanted UMNO divisions to decide.
He is apparently changing his earlier stand calling everyone to support the June 2010 succession plan.
Najib sounded very diplomatic but in essence he was saying fuck off with the agreement and let the grass root members decide, and surely he was very confident that the members would tilt to his side against Abdullah.
Both the verbal and body languages of these 2 leaders were obviously and latently understood by everyone and Abdullah, if not careful in his calculations of politics will soon become an orphanage leader.
BUT whoever wants to be seen as leaders with basic finesse should instantly make quick and appropriate decision, which is in line with pure democratic essence.
Muhyiddin’s language is too telling that he now does not respect the Prime Minister which I equally share with him.
Once said in that disposition, he should have delivered his resignation letter parallel with his stern statement on Abdullah. It is a very basic moral of democracy.
I am far from disagreeing with Muhyiddin and I accept his reasons for saying it, but what bothers me is his moral obligation to resign is not observed.
He was actually not obliged to say what he has said, if clinging to the position he currently holds is his ultimate.
Had he observed the moral obligation and be accountable to what he said he would have been the hero and he may be able to be in a better position in just transitorily future.
As till now Muhyiddin is another Abdullah who does not see democracy from the genuine angle; they are just one and the same.
Anyway that is his own funeral and he can still stick to his value…after all it is not at all uncommon value to leaders of today.
For that very reason, I have wanted to see Tengku Razaleigh be the next leader in order to prove the difference….and let us all rejoice the new feeling in Malaysian politics.
Just get our finger crossed.