Saturday, May 15, 2010
Wee Choo Keong now an Independent
I congratulate my long-time friend and MP for Wangsa Maju saudara Wee Choo Keong for taking the bold decision to quit Parti Keadilan Rakyat.
Although our views on national politics defer most of the time, Choo Keong and I have been friends for about 20 years now. When I first met him as a cadet reporter with the New Straits Times, he was still a DAP member.
Choo Keong is a non-nonsense, man of principles.
He left DAP when the party deviated from its founding tenets and when the "Lim" family started to practise nepotism. Choo Keong then set up the Malaysian Democratic Party in 1998. He later decided run in the 2008 general election under PKR.
Choo Keong's departure from PKR is a loss the party can never recover.
Good move, saudara Choo Keong.