Latest news from Malaysiakini has reported that Chua Soi Lek has resigned from all his positions in the party and government .
I have in my noon posting praised him for coming forward to admit his mistake and asked him to do the next honourable thing , that is to resign from his ministerial post.
He did the honourable thing. He is an honourable person, even though he has committed a wrong act.
I feel sad that he has resigned but this is his only choice .
Let his downfall be a lesson to all top as well as aspiring politicians. Be honest, uphold moral and ethical standard. Never never cheat in life. Of course this is easier said than done, but if you aspire to be a leader , you have no choice but to set a very high standard, because this is what is expected of you.
Let his resignation set a precedence for all political wrong-doers. Admit mistake and resign – not to cling on to positions despite evidence of wrong-doings.
If by his resignation, he helps to nurture a culture of accountability and responsibility, he would have done a better service to the nation and people than all his years of holding political office.
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