Consumerist: Karpal Singh Told: Kajang By-Election Is A Question Of Political Integrity And What Is Morally Wrong!

Dato Jacob George

‘In the final analysis, whichever way you want to spin it – it is a betrayal of trust when you ‘force’ the vacating of a seat for a political agenda – this is morally wrong and raises issues of political integrity!

Consumerist: Karpal Singh Told: Kajang By-Election Is A Question Of Political Integrity And What Is Morally Wrong!

As far as I am concerned, Karpal Singh got it wrong and now Kajang voters are urged to make the by-election a barometer to judge the opposition!

The question is has the by-election been called to address an internal power grab and aspirations of a camp who were sidelined and another who wanted to be Menteri Besar?

Irrespective of how opposition politicians want to publicly play it – the truth is they are embarrassed by what has happened!

It shows opposition politicians are no better than those they criticize, in fact worst!

It is worst when experienced politicians who should know better make silly and unintelligent statements like the following:

1. That the – ‘projected RM2 million expenditure for Kajang by-election was “nothing” when compared with the opportunity it would present to the voters to express their feelings on the current happenings in the country.

2. That the –‘by-election provided an opportunity to the people to pass judgment on the surging prices of goods, goods and services tax, and the Allah issue.

3. More incomprehensible when it is said that – ‘by-election, either for a federal or state seat, was necessary to provide a political barometer on how lay public adjudge post-general election performance of incumbent government.

4. But one thing he got correct – that the by- election will give Malaysian voters @Kajang Voters an opportunity to examine and assess the alleged high moral ground not of the Federal government but the opposition!

In my analysis – it is a betrayal of trust when you ‘force’ the vacating of a seat for a political agenda – this is morally wrong and raises issues of political integrity!

The 38,965 registered voters must now send a signal that a wrong is a wrong and that they will not be used for narrow, greedy political power plays by any party – even if it is the smooth talking opposition!

One final point – As far as the escalation of prices of goods and services are concerned we are already addressing them while the opposition are busy politicking and addressing internal political feuds with uncontrolled lust for power!