Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Tale of Two Frogs

Beaufort MP Lajim Ukin and Tuaran MP Wilfred Bumburing, both from the politically volatile state of Sabah have finally abandoned BN and even openly declared their support for PR.

The only good thing that I see coming out of this “hopping over” is the faith that this may lead others in Sabah to follow suit. I am not surprised if finally, this happens. The last time a migration of frogs was supposed to have occurred on September 16, 2008 but in the end, there was no crossover. Nothing happened. Maybe after a lengthy hiatus, Sabah frogs are now ready.

There will be those who ask if these politicians should be welcomed with open arms. Can they be trusted? Do they have a hidden agenda? I say, let’s not think too much about it. Whatever their motivations, we should take them in. We should give them the benefit of the doubt. Besides, when they make a conscious decision to leave their long-time parties, they are helping in the disintegration of BN in Sabah first and then elsewhere. If their joining PR can accelerate the destruction of the UMNO monolith, why should we be so concerned? It doesn’t matter why anymore. What matters is to fulfil the ABU promise. It is time for change. It has been long overdue. The spark has been ignited.

I found out today that another pile of exam scripts await me for second marking – this time it is MKT1014 Principles of Marketing. Sigh!

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