Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim is smelling more and more like a Hasan Ali 2.0, who in turn is a more saleable verison of Perkasa, or an Ibrahim Ali 2.0.
Whatever the posturing, he is free to resign from DAP out of whatever differences, but the moment he made a public spectacle of it on a BN-controlled TV station, he showed himself to be a frog like any other frog.
I mean, if the man has so much traction with the BN media, why didn't he use the opportunity to talk about election fraud and corruption, like the RM1 billion request from naval defence company DCNS or the cow condos?
Why just diss his former party?
His modus operandi fits the pattern of every other amphibian legacy, from Ezam to Zahrain to the king amphibian himself Ibrahim Ali.
Citing high morals and blasting the 'failings' of their former parties, they then go on a publicity campaign spewing the exact same rubbish BN spews to demonise their former parties.
So much for principles, and so much for opposition values. It always amazes me how these sanctimonious hoppers seem to abandon their opposition ideals once they jump.
It just goes to show how shallow their commitment to the opposition cause really was.
It then begs the question why they were in the opposition in the first place.
Regardless of the reason for hopping, as in every case the thumbprints of BN's skullduggery are always there, so obvious you don't need a CSI team to see it, I often feel sad for people such as Tunku Aziz.
They are the casualties of BN politics, and whether they were planted or simply turned over due to some skeleton in the closet or other forms of duress/incentive BN is so good at applying, nothing they say or do will ever rescue their reputation, at least from the enlightened observers of the Internet generation.
However, we all know BN has come to the point they do not care what the intelligent and the urban in the country think. They are playing every trick in the book to salvage their rural vote.
Their actions, from all the blatant lies in the media and to the general public U-turns we are witnessing on a daily basis, show they no longer value the vote of the urban/informed Malaysians.
You can see this in the MCA Youth's letter from Chong (‘Nobody stood by Tunku Abdul Aziz').
Come on, MCA should look after its own backyard before teaching DAP what to do, especially since that ugly Ong Tee Keat tiff. Talk about embracing dissenting voices, what hypocrites.
It is clear now BN's only chance for survival lies in the EC shoring up their 'fixed deposits' and trying to fool the less informed rural voters for at least one more term.
In fact, the very fact the word 'fixed deposits' is flaunted publicly, surely an outright admission to some form of meddling with the electoral process (how would an absolutely fair electoral system give any party a 'fixed deposit'?), shows BN doesn't give a crap what we think any more. They just want to win, at 'all costs'.
As for Tunku Aziz, I do feel sorry for the man, for having sparked hope in the forming of Transparency International-Malaysia, but going down the way of every fallen fighter for democracy in the most shameful way.
I guess everyone has his price, or his breaking point. I hope the price for Tunku Aziz is worth it for having a role to play in destroying the future for his children and his friends and relatives along with that of ours.