Malaysiakini Letter

It takes moral fibre for MCA man to quit

JD Lovrenciear
Published:  |  Modified:

It is reported that the Barisan Nasional component political party MCA’s publicity bureau deputy chairperson Marco Yap has left his party . Now the snowball has started to roll. Soon it is going to get bigger as others who have moral fibre still left in them follow suit.

“We will be facing greater crisis because of 1MDB and political donations,” he said, referring to the country’s sovereign fund 1MDB.

Transparency International has sealed the suspicion of many around the world by sledgehammering right in the heart of Putrajaya with their questions zeroing in on the Malaysian prime minister’s still unaccounted-for ‘donations’ of deceitful proportions.

The citizens of Malaysia numbering what is now easily seen as some 500,000 Bersih # 4 participants choked the streets of Kuala Lumpur on the eve of Independence Day celebrations in a sea of yellow shirts to also register their protest against corruption.

The reputable global media are having a field day exposing the level of suspected corruption that the prime minister of Malaysia himself is being questioned over.

Dr Mahathir Mohamad is now being singled out to be persecuted by Najib Abdul Razak’s coterie to try and take the heat off the back of the sitting prime minister over his alleged financial scandals of unprecedented proportions by global benchmarks.

The question is how many more from the various component political parties will be joining the snowball set off by MCA’s powerful publicity bureau deputy chairperson’s principle-centred move?

If the politicians attempt to jump the sinking ship much later they will be branded as ‘lalangs’ and fleeing rats by the voters. So they need to be wiser.

We are talking about saving a nation that is obviously plunging into the depths of chaos. Rise and move before the grace period offered by peaceful and tolerant Malaysians is over.

Meanwhile a salute to Marco Yap for your ability to see beyond the rising tides. We want to believe that your move was motivated by a respectable moral fibre. Hopefully the media will not discount this latest development and give it a skip on their pages.

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