"My decision is motivated by the fact that Penang's interest cannot be compromised by any political consideration" -- former Gerakan deputy secretary-general Lee Kah Choon on his decision to accept the Pakatan Rakyat State Government's appointment as Penang Development Corporation (PDC) director and InvestPenang executive chairman.
So, has he committed a "crime" when he decided to sleep with the enemy?
Plain unprincipled or being practical in service of the people?
Looks like this question is now irrelevant because Kah Choon decided to quit Gerakan in response to the party's decision to issue him a show-cause letter for accepting the posts.
The story is here.
Whatever his intentions were, they did not endear him to his political bosses in the Barisan Nasional. They did not buy his case.
Of course, we have Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, in defence of Kah Choon. He said today that Kah Choon was serving Penang pro bono publico. Click here.
That's how sincere and committed he is, Guan Eng said.
Don't know whether that is being taken into account because Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said today that Kah Choon had put himself in an "untenable" position in Barisan Nasional when he accepted the appointments.
Not acceptable, Najib chided.
Former Gerakan chief Dr Lim Keng Yaik has called Kah Choon an opportunist.
And I say -- all he wants is to serve the people of Penang.
Does it matter if it was then with the, er, enemy?
Let the people be the judge then.
By the way, will there be more job offers for Barisan Nasional leaders and members in Penang?