I wish to congratulate you for being steadfast in not wanting to succumb to the demand for top party posts and contracts, by some of your disgruntled party members. The decision that you have taken in this regards speaks fondly of your desire to dump patronage, cronyism and most of all, the culture of largesse among your party members. I think you have gained respect of the majority of the party members, and demonstrated to them that you do not tolerate disruptive and selfish antics of party members.
The desire to accumulate personal wealth that is prevalent among politicians these days seemed to have infected even PKR members. And if you choose to ignore this, then there is every possibility that this will lead towards an institutionalized culture that will eventually lead towards the destruction of your party values to eradicate largesse, cronyism and patronage. Being a Selangorean, I am proud of your stand, and fully support you on the decision that you have taken against the disgruntled party members.
It would not be wrong for me to say that the disgruntled lots are Malays, inhibiting a mindset that assumes a position in your party as a gateway to being rich and wealthy in double quick time. As a Malay, I am extremely shameful, and such a mindset must not be allowed to fester, as this will not remove the shackle that binds the Malays to being a constant recipient of ‘handouts’.
I would like to suggest to you that should others persist with their disruptive and selfish antics; just show them the exit door. I know that as a politician and a leader, it is a hard decision to make. But on the contrary, trying to be popular by giving in too much to their unrealistic demands, will subject you to more ferocious demands that will eventually make you look weak and an indecisive leader. Examples of such leaders in recent time abound, and you can see for yourself the consequences of their actions.
I want to see you succeed in leading Selangor; a state with a bountiful of resources. You do not have the pleasure of time on your side, and the opposition party leaders seemed bent in trying to discredit you and your party. They still have the resources in abundance on their side, and if you slack in your leadership, Selangor will sure be lost forever.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION