Just read about the controversial PKR’s Kulim MP Zulkifli Nordin on THE NUT GRAPH.
It’s been months and action hasn’t been taken aganst Zulkifli Nordin yet for storming into a forum discussing conversion to Islam issues in August.
It would definitely be a difficult decision for PKR as the outcome, whatever it is, will be all kinds of spinning by the relevant parties.
If the decision is to sack him, PKR would end up looking like a party that’s against Islam or worst against “peaceful assembly”, as Zulkifli puts it.
Who would see the actions of Zul as violent and intolerable? UMNO will gleeful spin this to their wits and ends, and Zul will eventually join them anyway.
I know the various issues happening now, from pengkid to yoga, continues to divide Malaysians, and this is exactly how UMNO wants it to be.
For this is their rallying point, and if we give in to our sentiments, this is actually helping their cause.
I see even the most tolerable, are beginning to question their stand and re-evaluate their support.
It’s saddenned me, though, because religion preaches unity and love, and not the other way around. But in the hands of some, it turns to violence and terror.
In another way, party tolerance towards Zul can only mean that the party is open to all views, including those who are consider themselves ‘defenders of Islam’.
In a way Zul’s action and the party’s dilly dally in taking action against him may actually help the party.
If it’s a sack for Zul, the party must make it clear that it was because of his intolerance, in a multiracial country.
But I think perhaps, he will let off with a sligt slap. This is more political than it is about Zul, the personality himself.
How can PKR afford losing Zul to UMNO?
Perhaps, I could be wrong.