Damian S. L. Yeo & L. C. Goh (DSLY)
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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Now it's Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong

When Tun Dr Mahatir resigned from UMNO, I was thinking a little deeper about his position in Proton, Langkawi thingy etc that links with the present federal government. So when Mokhzaini resigned following his father's footstep, I was also curiously thinking whether will his act damage his position as chairman of the Sepang International Circuit.

Petronas and the Sepang thingy are government owned. So since UMNO is part of the government and it's President is the Prime Minister of the country, wouldn't it be a contradictory of the principles of Barisan Nasional that it's members cannot or rather be prohibited to join or be employed by the Pakatan Rakyat state government.

Now since Tun and son is no more in UMNO, wouldn't it be contradicting the principle of BN? This can be seen in the positions of Datuk Lee Kah Choon in Penang and Datuk Dr Tan Kee Kwong in Selangor. The former has resigned from Gerakan and the latter was given a show cause letter. So, macam mana dengan Tun and son? Will they be asked to resign from their position. Looks like Najib must telan his own sliver for making statements against Datuk Lee and Datuk Dr Tan.

However my opinion is this, there is no harm for opposition members taking up government position in state agencies or federal government link companies. I think this is a healthy trend as it gives more accountability, integrity and competency in running the administration of government.

It is still never too late for BN to learn from it's Pakatan rival. BN or UMNO must not be arrogant to think that they are untouchable and can never be destroyed. In fact the recent election serve as a lesson they learn albeit a very bitter lesson that almost cause BN it's federal seat.

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