I thank those who tried to reach me by phone. I had to switch it off to literally cool it down.. And also i thank those who commented in this blog or elsewhere in the cyber world, whether they supported my decision or not.
I would also like to thank Dr Koh Tsu Koon for asking me to reconsider my quit decision.
The decision to quit is a major decision as i mentioned before. It was not an impulsive decision. I normally look at things from different angles, and then make a decision, and once a decision is made, i would stick to it. It is also not easy to leave all those good friends and conscientious members. It is not an easy decision but I have to look at the bigger picture.
There is no going back. I can always fight for a fair and equitable society , the ideology of my former party, in my own unique way and using my pen .
Pen is mightier than sword. It may not see immediate result. But once a writer post an idea in his writing, it is like planting a seed in the soil. The seed may or may not survive and grow into a big tree. But if we don’t even plant it, it will never have a chance to grow into a big tree.
An idea is just like that. I can float an idea, and maybe people may not take it up immediately, but after numerous attempts to reinforce the idea, it may actually take roots in someone else’s mind. That is the power of pen, influencing mindsets in a very subtle way.
My heart is still with those members who believe in a fair and equal society for all. As I have said, even though I quit, I am still hoping against hope that the party can prove me wrong and succeed in realising its ideology. I hope to be wrong so that we can see a fair and equal society in my lifetime. But that reality is very slim.
I have no intention of joining Pakatan or other parties. I have always spoken out against partisan politics, and by freeing myself of any political links, I may be able to write in a more impartial manner.
We should support whatever is good and should not be partisan for the sake of being partisan. That is the folly of many a politician, too eager to please the boss.
Politics should be about the welfare of the people and the country, not about individuals. The world would be a much better place if more politicians can subscribe to this principle.