On giving Zulkifli Noordin the sack: the value of measured decisionmaking

Suara Keramat Pak Sako

Although I have views to share on various recent events and issues, I have been occupied and have not been able to blog.

But I shall take a moment to comment on the Zulkifli Noordin matter.
Zaid Ibrahim is of the view that Zulkifli Noordin should be given the boot, and the sooner the better. Personally, I concur. The person in question has breached party and coalition lines by taking undiscussed renegade action against a coalition member.
The public’s disappointment over the PKR leadership council’s decision to give the disciplinary committee up to one month to decide on Zulkifli Noordin’s position is understandable. I too was expecting a more forthright handling of the issue by PKR. However that was not to be.
Haris Ibrahim, for example, laments over this lack of decisiveness and its political cost to PKR and Pakatan Rakyat as a whole. Yes, I believe there could be a political cost. But there are political costs either way.

I now speculate on and rationalise why PKR did what it did. There could be valid reasons. It could be possible that the political cost of taking this path is lower.