I did get an inkling of it when he quit all his PKR post last year. But it’s beyond me why someone wants to gostan (reverse) into a sinking ship.
Unless it’s a strategy. Strategy Kapal Titanic. Hahaha! A strategy to sink the ship and not to sink together with his old buddies in UMNO?
Even the old nyanyuk (senile) decided to hop out of that sTinking ship days ago.
But then, a sinking ship can offer a golden platter sometimes. Imagine all the hidden treasures and stolen goods buried long ago, now up for grabs?
He didn’t say he would go back yet. He hasn’t made up his mind. Yet rumours are in the air. “It’s a rumour…rumour…rumour…”. Remember the saying?
We are all amazed, that is all. The ones he’s returning too are all delighted, of course. Just as we were delighted when Mahathir hopped out of the party, remember?
Wait till next week, Ezam says. And he’ll issue a statement.
Why does he need to wait till next week to issue a statement? Deal not properly ink yet? What would it be? A minister-ship? A senator-ship? An UMNO Youth chief-ship?
I am afraid at the end of the day, a sinking ship is all he will get.
I remember he suffered much during his prison days. His wife and kids suffered too. Days and nights missing him. Lack of income. Uncertainties. Detention without trial. Incommunicado. Threats. Hunger strike. Iron bars.
I was there. I saw her tears. I saw the sleeplessness in her eyes. I heard the cries of his little ones. Don’t it all count for something?
He hasn’t said he will return yet. Will he…?
He was very much into his NGO work, too. Shouting anti-corruption slogans and calling for good governance. Fighting the very things that UMNO represents. Would he now want to be a part of it all?
He was a great reformasi icon. If only you had seen his passion for justice and freedom those days. Have you heard him thunder about reforms during ceramahs? He was a promoter of multi-racial politics, then.
Aliran even calls him “the incorruptible ezam“. Now what? UMNO is a racist party. It’s like stepping back into a whole new world. A world that is no longer revolving.
He could have rejoin UMNO before elections. He could have won a seat in Parliament. I know of MPs who became MPs because they had the good fortune to jump ships before the March 8 Tsunami. But he didn’t.
So what made him change his mind?
*Oh, I forgot to add. Whichever path he chooses later, I wish him well*.