I have posted in one of my previous posts that in a civilised world, we must be able to agree to disagree.
One of the wonders of human mind is that different person would react differently to the same set of circumstances. If we all act and think the same , we would be like robots.
In any organisation, there is bound to be difference of opinions. Even within a family, differences of opinion are common. Therefore, to have a differing view should not be considered “breaking ranks”.
I applaud Dr Toh Kin Woon of Parti Gerakan for voicing out his disagreement with some of the top BN leaders , regarding the demerits of having a street demonstration. His action should not be viewed as “breaking rank”, as Malaysiakini report has labelled. He is just voicing out his view and who is to say that his views are wrong?
It is also commendable for Dr Koh Tsu Koon, the Gerakan acting president, to defend Dr Toh in the mainstream media.
Instead of labelling him as breaking rank, Dr Koh mentioned that it is common to have a difference of opinion,. and Dr Toh is merely stating his personal view on this matter. Dr Koh also mentioned that he did not believe that Dr Toh has violated BN spirits.
This is in gross contrast to the MIC leadership, where the Cameron MP was castigated and even sent to face the Barisan Whip who is also the DPM.
I say” Kudos ” to the Gerakan leadership , and I hope that more BN leaders can come forward to voice out from their hearts and not blindly following the official story lines. If all leaders must sing the same tune, we might as well invent some robots to represent us in Parliament.