Monday, May 21, 2012
More 'drop outs' join PAS
It was about a month ago when rumors and 'political indicators' named him together with Bukit Aman Crimes Investigation chief Ramli Yusoff and ex-Umno Cabinet minister Kadir Sheikh Fadzir on the probable 'major line-up' in the Islamic party.
However, Ramli and Kadir have yet to make any decision.
No surprise at all.
PAS has been busy recruiting political 'drop outs' and ex-senior government officials who turned their back on Umno and Barisan Nasional over unknown reasons or for failing to get to the top seat. And while continue to receive government pension until the day they die, the switch camp and support the Opposition.
They were once good government servants. Never had they criticised the ruling party and the Cabinet while still in service. Except for Ramli who won his legal battle in court, the others had to wait until they retire to join PAS or PKR or DAP.
No. Don't blame them. Its their personal rights to join any party the wish. However, the question that remains - why did they decide so only after they retired from the public service or after leaving the Cabinet? What 'light' have they seen at the end of the tunnel?
Ooo... there must be a good reason. They must complete their service in order to get the lifetime pension and other perks, is it so? Or grab whatever opportunity to make big bucks before bidding farewell to the service? A good reason, right?
Nevertheless, something crossed my mind. What is wrong with Umno and Barisan Nasional that prompted these people to crossover to the Opposition? Is it the system, the style of administration or something else?
Who should conduct a study and take up this matter seriously?