I refer to the Malaysiakini report Chew makes good on quit promise.
This news report pleasantly proves me wrong.
Considering the track record of our Barisan Nasional politicians, I had naturally assumed that Chew Mei Fun would scrape the bottom of the barrel to extract some pitiful reason to stay on despite having pledged to resign if Chua Soi Lek won the MCA presidency.
I thought she would make profound statements about 'the people's will' or how she 'could not disappoint those who had voted for me'.
In Barisan, nobody wants to get off the gravy train.
It is comforting that she did not rely on the usual escape routes the rest of BN's hardly admirable members employ.
Her decision to comply with her promise brings some small measure of relief in a field more known for deceit, spinelessness, and opportunism.
Malaysians would be heartened to realise that there is at least a second politician who will stand by her principle and work.
The first, of course, is Zaid Ibrahim.